Temp Registered Nurse

Recruitment #220215-Y12A-I04

Introduction

Registered Nurse (Temporary)

Schedule: 24-28 hours per week (not to exceed 999 hours worked in a 12-month period)

Pay Rate: $26.38 per hour / $2.88 shift differential for 7p-7:30a shift

Assigned responsibilities for providing direct or indirect professional nursing services in a variety of settings.  This includes providing nursing assessments, planning, interventions, evaluations, health related education, case management, and execution of the medical regime including administering medications and treatments prescribed by any person authorized to prescribe by state law.

Typical Functions:
*Assesses health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
*Evaluates and determines health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs.
*Delivers professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
*Educates individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
*Provides supervision to other professional or paraprofessional personnel; collaborates with other professionals in the management of health care.
*Delegates tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
*Assures quality health care through use of various measures such as record review, peer review, direct observation, and assessment of individual, family, and community for the desired outcome.
*Performs specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.

Special Requirements:
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current licensure in good standing by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a (RN) Registered Nurse.

This position has been determined to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Physical Requirements:
*VISION: Vision adequate to: perform patient care and/or administer medications; observe patients; read assignments, procedures, labels, signs, dials, displays; record data; and distinguish colors
*HEARING: Hearing adequate to: utilize stethoscope; receive reports and instructions; utilize Center communication system; and hear patient requests and alarms.
*SPEECH: Speech adequate to: clearly and audibly report observations, call emergencies, and explain procedures in providing care to predominantly English speaking patients and others.
*MOBILITY: Mobility adequate to: be on feet most of 8 hours with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break; walk, squat, bend, and kneel; access stairs; use hands and fingers to grip and hold; use arms for reaching and extending in a full range of motion in providing personal care, grooming, feeding tasks and/or administering medication and treatments to patients; physically turn, position, ambulate, and transport patients with mechanical lift (routine care) independently or with assistance; lift and carry up to 25 pounds without assistance; and push or pull (maneuver) wheelchairs, geri chairs, carts, etc. weighing up to 500 pounds or 25 lbs. of force as measured by a Chatillon force gauge or similar device. In emergency situations must transfer patients with 2, 3, or 4 person lift technique on level surface or stairs.
*ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work with all chemicals involved in performing the essential functions of the job.
*ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: If assigned administrative duties, must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
*JOB ASSIGNMENT: Must be able to work on any unit or shift as assigned or to float to other units or shifts to meet the needs of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of 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).

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

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