Nursing Manager I /RN

Recruitment #220527-Y13A-39


Job Title: Nursing Manager I
Job Code: Y13A 
Salary Band: M

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision and management of a
staff, program, unit, facility, or statewide geographical area that provides direct or indirect health
services. This includes responsibility for broad management issues in planning, organizing and
integrating various functions for which responsibility is assigned and directing assigned staff in meeting
the goals and objectives of the program.
Typical Functions
• Plans, organizes and directs health services for an assigned program, unit, facility, hospital or
geographical area; insures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards
and that quality care is provided to patients and clients.
• Selects, mentors, motivates and directs development and evaluation of the staff; establishes and
tracks quality improvement indicators and other information concerning services and care to insure
that resources are available to provide quality services and on-time performance consistent with
standards; may devise health related educational programs for professional and non-professional
• Participates, consults and collaborates in the development of long-range plans for health care
programs; may interpret and communicate agency and departmental policies and procedures;
establishes areas of responsibility and assignment; develops or implements policies and procedures
to insure efficient and effective delivery of health services.
• Receives, analyzes and evaluates reports and other information and coordinates quality
improvement activities concerning the care of patients, equipment, environmental health and
safety conditions, and other related services in improving the quality and utilization of health care.
• Develops budget estimates or other information concerning financial requirements; approves or
monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to insure compliance with budget guidelines
and effective delivery of services.
Level Descriptor
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities for performing professional nursing and supervisory
functions in a state facility, hospital, clinic, school, or public health program. This may include functions
such as a twenty-four hour or shift supervisor of a treatment service or specialized program in a
facility, supervision of nursing services in an assigned geographical area, a hospital or facility, a
supervisor of a program specialty area, or comparable responsibilities. Employees at this level are
responsible for day-to-day clinical operations, staffing of the work area, and evaluation of performance
of assigned staff to ensure quality of care, and may cover for the Nurse Manager II in their absence.
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.


Education and Experience 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, 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, one year of which must
have been in a supervisory capacity; or a master’s degree and one year of professional nursing
experience in a supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements
Upon appointment, incumbents designated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Services shall complete certification in one of the following required Departmental
sponsored training in case management: Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager – Adult; Certified
Behavioral Health Case Manager – Child, Adolescent and Family; or Certified Behavioral Health Case
Manager – Dual Certification. The Oklahoma State Department of Health requires a Master’s Degree
for Level IV. 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.
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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