Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Recruitment #220505-Y14B-I01

Introduction

 

Advanced Practice Nurse I-II (APRN)
OK Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Claremore, OK

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM

APRN I Annual Salary: $101,350.00
APRN II Annual Salary: $111,350.00

The Claremore Veterans Center is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Tulsa just off historic Route 66 nestled between a beautifully manicured golf course and Rogers State University’s 160-acre nature reserve.

Completed in 1988, this modern 302-bed facility is dedicated to the ideal that caring for Oklahoma’s veterans is our primary mission. The Center provides 24-hour medical and nursing care. Our 5 fully licensed medical staff work closely with a full range of nursing staff consisting of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aides. A holistic plan of care is provided for each resident and family, utilizing the expertise of our full time staff from such diverse areas as dietetics, rehabilitation, recreational therapy, laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray and social work services.

Due to the demand for specialized care of Oklahoma veterans with dementia, a new 52-bed special needs unit for Alzheimer’s/dementia care opened in December 2002.
Center activities include bingo, rodeos, arts and crafts, pool tournaments, field trips and fishing in our well-stocked pond. A 2,000-square foot covered pavilion is available for resident and family activities.

The Claremore Veterans Center is a functioning memorial to Oklahoma’s wartime veterans provided by the grateful people of the state of Oklahoma.

Benefits:
• Benefit allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible spending
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service
• Tuition Assistant Program
• Student Loan Repayment Program
• Skill Based Pay Incentive Program

BASIC PURPOSE
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is utilized by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs in the family adult practice or geriatric role.  The responsibilities assigned to the ARNP involve providing health care to residents or groups of residents of a long-term care facility under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS
• Provides health care for individuals or groups at an advanced or expert clinician level, assesses individual health, analyzes data to determine health of nursing care needed, plans a strategy to meet identified needs, evaluates responses to interventions and makes changes in care or treatment as needed.  Allocates available health care resources or coordinates and evaluates other health care resources necessary to meet individual needs at the most appropriate level.
• Performs physical examinations, secures health histories, performs or orders laboratory tests and conducts other appropriate procedures to assess the health of residents.
• Reviews and analyzes laboratory tests, x-ray, and other diagnostic data, determines diagnoses and goals and strategies for meeting individual health care needs, consults and/or collaborates with physicians or other providers as needed.
• Provides advanced professional expertise and technical assistance to nurses, therapists and ancillary staff in implementing health care strategies and providing for individualized care and treatment within the area of specialization and certification.  Participates in quality assurance activities related to health care services provided by licensed and non-licensed health care members.
• Provides services and prescribes medications, treatments, and devices for acute and chronic conditions and diseases based upon education, experience or national certification.
• Counsels patients, family members and others on health problems, prescribed treatments, use of drugs and other matters.
• Functions under the general guidance and direction of a Medical Director.  Works with a physician supervising prescriptive authority for referral, collaboration, and consultation.  Communication between the ARNP and physician supervising prescriptive authority through direct contact, telecommunications, or other appropriate electronic means for consultation, assistance with medical emergencies or patient referral.
• Provides continuity of an individualized health care program for clients by referring to or collaborating with physicians and other members of the health care team.

LEVEL DESCRIPTOR:
Level I:
At this level employees are responsible for performing the full scope of nursing practice involving a high level of autonomy and independent practice. Responsibilities include assessing and diagnosing illnesses, prescribing medications and treatments, and providing other related health care services to assigned patients. Services provided are in a designated nursing facility.

Level II:
Employees at this level provide higher level advanced nursing practice services with the highest degree of independence and autonomy and minimal review or oversight and will generally provide a higher level of expertise in diagnosis and treatment modalities. Responsibilities may include twenty-four hour coverage of inpatient settings or the coordination of training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Level I:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and chemistry; of medical diagnosis techniques, methods and procedures; of the theory, principles and practices of nursing or health care delivery systems; of ambulatory care; of methods and procedures of laboratory and X-ray and other diagnosis techniques; of pharmaceutical agents, their usage and contraindications; of minor surgical procedures and techniques; of safety and safety practices; and of medical management techniques. Ability is required to conduct physical examinations and health assessments; to provide advanced specialized nursing care; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to instruct and counsel clients; to interview and obtain medical information; to develop of therapeutic programs; and to apply emergency and first aid measures.

Level II:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and chemistry; of medical diagnosis techniques, methods and procedures; of the theory, principles and practices of nursing or health care delivery systems; of ambulatory care; of methods and procedures of laboratory and x-ray and other diagnosis techniques; of pharmaceutical agents, their usage and contraindications; of minor surgical procedures and techniques; of safety and safety practices; and of medical management techniques.  Ability is required to conduct physical examinations and health assessments; to provide advanced specialized nursing care; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to instruct and counsel clients; to interview and obtain medical information; to develop of therapeutic programs; and to apply emergency and first aid measures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a Registered Nurse by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, recognition as a certified Advanced Practice Nurse by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, and three years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Note: Approval for prescriptive authority requires current licensure in Oklahoma as a Registered Nurse and as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) within 30 calendars days of the entry-on-duty date. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse must hold a graduate degree at an advanced practice level or a post-master’s certificate at an advanced practice level if the master’s degree is in nursing, in order to be eligible for initial application for prescriptive authority.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid Oklahoma license as a Registered Nurse by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, recognition as a certified Advanced Practice Nurse by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, and three years of experience as a Registered Nurse plus one year of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Note: Approval for prescriptive authority requires current licensure in Oklahoma as a Registered Nurse and as a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) within 30 calendars days of the entry-on-duty date. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse must hold a graduate degree at an advanced practice level or a post-master’s certificate at an advanced practice level if the master’s degree is in nursing, in order to be eligible for initial application for prescriptive authority.

Special Requirements
ODVA has designated this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

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