Registered Nurse III

Recruitment #220527-Y12C-111

Introduction

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 Registered Nurse III providing support to the Newborn Screening Program within Screening & Special Services This is a state employee position PIN 34003867 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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 $61,877.92, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will provide case management to all infants and families across Oklahoma for children with an out of range newborn screen result.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
•Newborn Screening Program (NSP), a statuary program for all newborns statewide.
•Independently plan, organize, and complete complex assignments and tailor detailed care plans applicable to the individualized nature of each condition for infants that are at high risk for rapid status change, cognitive delay and death secondary to an abnormal screen.
•Manage case files and track testing results for all abnormal screenings, including unsatisfactory screens.
•Consult with hospitals and health care providers to ensure appropriate follow up treatments are scheduled and received.
•Mentor health care providers and families of newborns with abnormal screenings to ensure that appropriate teaching and education is provided to parents regarding results.
•Provide technical direction and supervise follow through of instructions with subordinate and apprentice staff with the NSP.
•Provide technical support for physicians and other medical professionals related to newborn metabolic screening.
•Adhere to time critical schedules and provide specialized knowledge related to disease process.
•Coordinate with long term follow up specialists and nurses to ensure appropriate follow up for newborns having abnormal screenings.

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.
•Other duties as assigned.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
This position requires specialized knowledge of the newborn screening process, diseases, and complex medical interventions. Ability is required to identify conditions, signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatment, and potential outcomes. Effective leadership and communication skills are essential.

Must have excellent organizational and time management skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is set in an office environment as well as in offsite office environments which require travel across the state. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to drive, stand, walk, lift, and reach.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a valid 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 2 years of nursing experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and/ or experience in Newborn Screening, Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing, and/or case management is preferred.

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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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