Assistant District Nurse Manager

Recruitment #220510-Y13A-38


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 a full time Assistant District Nursing Manager providing support to Region 1. This is a state employee position 34003192 governed by the Civil Service Rules. The duty station will be determined upon hire.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, 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 are up to $73,942.31 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities involving direction of the entire nursing or health care program for the assigned region.  Employees in these positions are free from active control in planning and carrying out work responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
• Assure training and documentation for annual lab CLIA checkoffs.
• Assure trained personnel completing annual nurse mask fit test.
• Supervise Coordinating Nurses.
• Assist in the acquisition of signatures on all local and OSDH physician approved protocols.
• Serve as role model for nursing personnel and student nurses.
• Participate in and encourage staff participation in professional organizations.
• Interpret job expectations and lines of authority to staff.
• Ensure appropriate orientation to public health.
• Complete performance evaluations at specified intervals.
• Communicate with all nursing staff regarding concerns, clinic needs, and program updates.
• Allocate resources for effective and efficient use of staff and supplies.
• Evaluate the quality of nursing care and documentation, through chart/observational audits at least quarterly.
• Prepare for and respond to program site visits as required, including corrective action response if indicated and review with staff involved.
• Ensure completion of required annual trainings, including annual review of physician-approved protocols.
• Identify and communicate opportunities for continuing education and/or program trainings.
• Oversee that all professional staff maintain current licensure.
• Advocate for clients, community and local County Health Departments.
• Participate in community groups or agencies.
• Participate in quality improvement activities (chart audits).
• Participate with human resource members that make up the Personnel Advisory Committee and local leadership for the purpose of Progressive Discipline.

Other Duties:
• Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
• Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

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.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required at this level consist of 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 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.  Demonstrated ability to plan and implement an effective health care program.  Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the services provided or the programs offered.  Ability is required to interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex administrative and personnel problems, and to direct and coordinate the activities of multiple work units and divisions engaged in a broad range of functions.  Ability is required to develop an effective training and orientation program for the Nurse Manager I position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


Requirements at this level consist of possession of a valid permanent 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 three years of professional nursing experience, two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, two year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a master’s degree and two years of professional nursing experience in a supervisory capacity. Furthermore, the applicant much have an additional year of professional nursing experience in a managerial or consultative capacity or providing consultation an educational services in a specialized field or program.


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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