Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #220307-Y12C-58


Registered Nurse III

Salary up to 54,871.83 (26.36 per hour) - Shift Differential -2.88 hour.

Evening Shift – 2:30pm – 11pm
Night Shift – 10:30pm – 7Am

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are 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.

Level III -
This is the senior level of this job family where employees are assigned more advanced responsibility in an assigned work unit or in an assigned geographic area and may be assigned responsibility for direct supervision.  Employees at this level will have complex assignments and a substantial degree of responsibility and independence in planning, organizing, and completing work.  Employees at this level develop and present educational programs relevant to nursing practices and standards or care and follow-up with evaluation of learning.  This position may include completing special assignments such as quality improvement, mentoring, and surveillance of potential patient care incidents of quality indicators for individuals who may be at risk for rapid status change.  Responsibilities may include scheduling work assignments, evaluating health care and performance of assigned staff, providing training, and otherwise insuring quality.  Administrative responsibilities may include approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions.  Positions which are assigned independent responsibility for coordinating health services or providing nursing care in an assigned county or geographic area or as the only nurse in that location may also be included in this level.  Employees at this level deal with complex health issues and may act for nurse managers in their absence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for this job consist of required at this level include knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of health promotion and disease prevention; of nursing management of available health care resources; of nutrition and diet therapy; and of the functions of various clinical departments.  Ability is required to assist in the development, organization, and implementation of an effective nursing care plan; to provide education and training; to assess condition and needs of patients, families and communities appropriate to the care setting; to take appropriate intervention; to counsel and teach patients and families; and to provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care.  In addition, knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of expense control, and purchasing procedures; of the philosophy and objectives of the nursing department; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision.  Ability is required to direct, motivate and evaluate staff; to coach and mentor staff and utilize progressive discipline procedures; to plan and implement programs; to develop controls to monitor effectiveness of programs; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Vision and Disability) including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. 
Flexible Spending
11 paid holidays
15 days paid vacation
15 days paid sick leave
Retirement savings plan with generous company match
Longevity bonus after two years of service


Education and Experience requirements consist of possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and at least three years of professional nursing experience as a registered nurse, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience as a registered nurse, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a master’s degree and one year of professional nursing experience as a registered nurse in a supervisory capacity.

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