Community Engagement Nurse – LPN or RN

Recruitment #220228-Y12B-32

Introduction

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking two full time Community Engagement Nurses - LPN or RN providing support to Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa, Rogers, Wagoner and Washington County Health Departments. These are state employee positions PINs 34001571 & 34003677, governed by the Civil Service Rules, The duty station will be determined upon hire. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $55,028.60, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
The purpose of this job is to focus on the Community and health disparities.  This position will work alongside a Health Educator and Community Health Worker in a team environment to meet the needs of the community, increasing vaccine coverage and vaccine confidence throughout the local population. Responsibilities will include providing guidance and training to others in completing routine nursing task and activities.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Assists in the development of grant related documents and proposals.
• Establishes and maintains partnerships with agencies, communities, or organizations in determining the need for specialized health education programs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such programs.
• Prepares and delivers public presentations for selected audiences.
• Administers health promotion programming in the community.
• Performs nursing procedures or specialized functions in accordance with knowledge, skills, and licensure.
• Compile monthly reports of activities, progress, barriers and success with a plan to address the barriers.
• Work with District 4 County Health Department team members to communicate to providers, partners, target populations, and general public regarding early, targeted vaccine efforts as well as widespread availability.
• Work with key players in assigned counties to build and maintain a good working rapport.
• Work effectively in team environment, participating and assisting peers.
• Refer clients to appropriate resources as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of public health practices, medical terminology as applied to immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases; vaccines, dosing schedules, vaccine administration; childcare and school state immunization requirements. Skilled in communicating the role of public health within the health system and community to diverse audiences establish effective working relationships; communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences in both written and verbal methods; to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines; create and implement training and presentations; development of distance training methods, including conference calls and webinar tools.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
• Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather.
• Perform varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching.
• Work related travel required.  Ability to drive for hours at a time.

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing plus one year of practical nursing experience; or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) plus one year of practical nursing experience.
OR
Possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and one year of professional nursing experience.

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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