Nursing Manager

Recruitment #220624-Y13B-16


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 Nursing Manager of Quality, Enforcement and Review  providing support to the Medical Facilities Service. This is a state employee position PIN 34000608 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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 is up to $72,554.04 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
This position will report to the Director while managing the Quality, Enforcement and Review Division.  This position is critical to addressing complaints and the enforcement action of all non-long term care medical facilities in the state of Oklahoma to include, but not limited to, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, eye and tissue banks, birthing centers, clinical laboratories, community mental health centers, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, outpatient therapy, physical therapy portable x-ray, rural health clinics, and workplace drug and alcohol testing facilities.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
• Develop and implement an ongoing and expanding system to collect and report on specific, well-defined indicators of quality hospital care utilizing accepted national benchmarks and validated reporting protocols and tools where available.
• Responsible for federal and state Survey and Enforcement process, along with being the top clinical triage decision maker for complaints and enforcement for all non-long term care programs.
• Triage all complaints, including Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) complaints.
• Provides oversight of internal processes to administer Civil Money Penalties, including the Informal Dispute Resolution process; ensuring compliance with Chapter 9 of the State Operations Manual from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
• Lead role in developing and implementing a statewide system of care to manage the continuum of care for patients affected by stroke in Oklahoma.
• Responsible for performing occasional licensure, certification and complaint surveys for a variety of health facilities.
• Oversight of compliance.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements include knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the administration of Title XVIII and XIX federally mandated programs and/or state licensed providers of Non-Long Term Care services; principles, methods, and practices of the various programs administered by the Medical Facilities Service; principles of quality/performance improvement; methods employed to measure and report on quality improvement initiatives in health care settings.  Other requirements include the demonstrated ability to work independently to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate new and/or expanding programs on a statewide scale to meet established goals and statutory requirements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; analyze complex situations and make responsible decisions; and organize and present facts and opinions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office with some required travel to healthcare facilities across the state.  Varied activities may include sitting for long periods of time, walking, standing, driving, typing and other computer work, talking, and listening. Some pushing, pulling, and lifting may also be required.



• An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing, possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and six (6) years of professional nursing experience, OR
• A master’s degree in nursing, possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma licensed as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and five (5) years of professional nursing experience.
• At least three (3) years of management and supervisory experience.


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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