Registered Nurse I or II

Recruitment #220629-Y12B-84

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, this position may be hired as a Level I or Level II. 

The Registered Nurse providing support to the Cleveland County Health Department, is a state employee position (34004166) governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Norman, OK. 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:
Level I $50,026.00
Level II $55,028.60

Position Summary:
Following the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Physician Approved Protocols, this position provides comprehensive nursing services in preventive/public health programs and clinic programs including assessment, teaching, counseling, and treatment to individuals, families, and groups to promote health and wellness. It also involves communication and education to the public about public health issues, collaboration and consultation with multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams to achieve desirable outcomes for families and communities and empowering the client to aid in the prevention of spreading diseases. One must carry out job duties in a manner that supports the mission, vision, and values of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
The OSDH Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides comprehensive individual and family assessments to include health history, physical assessment, growth monitoring, developmental assessment, psycho-social assessment, assessment of family functioning, assessment for domestic violence/substance abuse issues, and assessments of basicneeds, including food, housing, access to care, and resources.

Uses public health surveillance/disease investigation methods in community outreach, screening, and case finding of communicable and infectious diseases that threaten the health of the community.

OSDH PHN duties include physical assessment, data collection, vaccine administration, reading/interpreting lab values, and providing client-centered education. The PHN will collect specimens for testing in various OSDH program areas to include, but not limited to sexually transmitted diseases, Family Planning, Child Health, and Communicable Disease. They will provide case management, follow-up and make referrals as necessary to both internal and external providers.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements include knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of health promotion and disease prevention; of nursing management of available health care resources; of nutrition and diet therapy. Typical clinical training of a nurse combined with the skills and knowledge to help create healthier communities and to assess the big picture of issues affecting the population.

OSDH strives to provide excellent customer service by treating clients with respect and thoughtful listening. We value honesty, openness, and sincerity in our interactions with not only our clients but with community partners and coworkers. We work as a team and recognize that communication is critical in achieving our goals. We adhere to all HIPPA confidentiality and privacy policies to protect the personal and health information of all persons served by OSDH.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Provide both direct and indirect care to clients. As with any nursing position, there is a possibility of exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and medicinal preparations. Varied activities include sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Possible exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Travel Requirements:
Limited work-related travel is required with the potential for exposure to inclement weather conditions while traveling. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•LEVEL I
Requirements consist of 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)

•LEVEL II
Requirements consist of 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 one year of professional nursing experience.

NOTES

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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