Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #210818-UNCY-249

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking two full time Registered Nurse III providing support to the Newborn Screening Program.  This is an unclassified position (PIN #34003110 & 34003867) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based up to $61,877.92 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
This position will provide case management to all infants and families across Oklahoma for children with an out of range newborn screen result.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinate daily case management for newborns screened for 54+ metabolic disorders through the Newborn Screening Program (NSP), a statuary program for all newborns statewide.
• Independently plan, organize, and complete complex assignments and tailor detailed care plans applicable to the individualized nature of each condition for infants that are at high risk for rapid status change, cognitive delay and death secondary to an abnormal screen.
• Manage case files and track testing results for all abnormal screenings, including unsatisfactory screens.
• Consult with hospitals and health care providers to ensure appropriate follow up treatments are scheduled and received.
• Mentor health care providers and families of newborns with abnormal screenings to ensure that appropriate teaching and education is provided to parents regarding results.
• Provide technical direction and supervise follow through of instructions with subordinate and apprentice staff with the NSP.
• Provide technical support for physicians and other medical professionals related to newborn metabolic screening.
• Adhere to time critical schedules and provide specialized knowledge related to disease process.
• Coordinate with long term follow up specialists and nurses to ensure appropriate follow up for newborns having abnormal screenings.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
This position requires specialized knowledge of the newborn screening process, diseases, and complex medical interventions. Ability is required to identify conditions, signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatment, and potential outcomes. Effective leadership and communication skills are essential.
Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment as well as in offsite office environments which require travel across the state. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to drive, stand, walk, lift, and reach.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing or, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and 2 years of nursing experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and/ or experience in Newborn Screening, Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing, and/or case management is preferred.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

 

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.