Licensed Practical Nurse

Recruitment #220524-Y11C-I07


ODVA is seeking full time Licensed Practical Nurse providing support to Nursing Department. This is a state employee position located in Sulphur, Oklahoma. ODVA 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 for Plan Year 2022 ( The rate for this position is up to $20.66 per hour based on education and experience.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Y11C)

Salary Hourly: $20.66

Shift Diff: $1.44


· Generous benefits 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

Basic Purpose:

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing technical direct and indirect nursing care in a clinic, hospital, institution, or home setting for individuals under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. This includes taking temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, and various other technical nursing tasks in providing health care to patients and others.

Typical Functions:

The functions performed in this job family will vary by level, unit and organization, but may include the following:

· Performs nursing procedures or specialized functions in accordance with knowledge, skills, and licensure.

· Participates in the evaluation of responses to interventions.

· Teaches basic nursing skills and related principles. Delegates nursing care tasks such as: taking temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, giving enemas, douches, and sitz baths, collecting specimens, and measuring intake and output.

· Assists in assessing, reporting, and recording health status of patients, families, and groups in a variety of settings.

· Participates in developing and implementing appropriate aspects of a plan of care.

· Administers medications as ordered.

· Reports appropriate patient information to supervisor or appropriate health team member.

· Serves as Charge Nurse on a unit, supervising staff performing medication administration and patient care.

Level Descriptor:

Levels are distinguished based on the complexity of assigned duties, the level of expertise required for completion of work assignments, and the responsibility assigned for the supervision of others.

This is the specialist level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing the more complex nursing tasks and may serve as lead worker. This includes tasks involving the assignment and review of work, providing required training, and insuring that the quality of care meets established standards. Responsibilities will also include providing guidance and training to others in completing the more complex nursing tasks and activities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory; of medical terminology; and of infection control measures. Ability is required to exercise sound

judgment; to follow detailed oral or written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to provide nursing care to patients or clients; and to monitor and direct the work of others.

Education and Experience:

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 (Required) plus two years of practical nursing experience; or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) plus two years of practical nursing experience. (Preferred)

Special Requirements:

Some positions may require that applicants be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with the position. Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 50 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 25 pounds. Applicants with the Department of Corrections must be willing and able to work any assigned shift or day of the week, and additional shifts as required.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.


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