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Nurse, Registered (Level III)

Recruitment #120619-UNCY-64

Introduction

DO NOT apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management! 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) offers excellent benefit and retirement packages; send resume with cover letter referencing job title #2012-002 Registered Nurse (Fort Supply, OK - Acute Care Unit) to the address/e-mail below.
ODMHSAS/ Human Resources Office
1222 10th Street, Suite 201N
Woodward, OK  73801
Fax (580)254-2985,
mirissa.branine@odmhsas.org

BASIC PURPOSE:
Positions are assigned responsibilities for providing direct or indirect professional nursing services in a variety of settings.  This includes providing nursing assessments, planning, interventions, evaluations, health related education, case management, and execution of the medical regime including administering medications and treatments prescribed by any person authorized to prescribe by state law.
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
 The functions performed by employees will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Assesses health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
• Evaluates and determines health resources necessary to meet individual, family and community health needs.
• Delivers professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
• Educates individuals, families, communities, and members of the health care team about the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
• Provides supervision to other professional or paraprofessional personnel; collaborates with other professionals in the management of health care.
• Delegates tasks as may safely be performed by others, consistent with educational preparation and that do not conflict with the provisions of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.
• Assures quality health care through use of various measures such as record review, peer review, direct observation, and assessment of individual, family, and community for the desired outcome.
• Performs specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.
Performs other duties as related
 
LEVEL DESCRIPTOR III:
The Registered Nurse has three levels that are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing coordination of care/services or more complex services.

This is the senior level where employees are assigned more advanced responsibility in an assigned work unit or in an assigned geographic area and may be assigned responsibility for direct supervision.  Employees at this level will have complex assignments and a substantial degree of responsibility and independence in planning, organizing, and completing work.  Employees at this level develop and present educational programs relevant to nursing practices and standards or care and follow-up with evaluation of learning.  This position may include completing special assignments such as quality improvement, mentoring, and surveillance of potential patient care incidents of quality indicators for individuals who may be at risk for rapid status change.  Responsibilities may include scheduling work assignments, evaluating health care and performance of assigned staff, providing training, and otherwise insuring quality.  Administrative responsibilities may include approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions.  Positions which are assigned independent responsibility for coordinating health services or providing nursing care in an assigned county or geographic area or as the only nurse in that location may also be included in this level.  Employees at this level deal with complex health issues and may cover for nurse managers in their absence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required at this level 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; and of the functions of various clinical departments.  Ability is required to assist in the development, organization, and implementation of an effective nursing care plan; to provide education and training; to assess condition and needs of patients, families and communities appropriate to the care setting; to take appropriate intervention; to counsel and teach patients and families; and to provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care plus knowledge of available health programs and resources; of federal and state rules and regulations concerning health services; of accreditation, certification and licensure standards; of preventive health practices; of principles and methods of teaching; of nursing standards; and of nursing policies and procedures.  Ability is required to develop, plan, and implement an effective nursing care program and to provide education and training.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s in Nursing and possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a registered nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and one year of professional nursing experience;

OR

Associate in Nursing and two years of professional nursing experience;

OR

Associate in Nursing and three years of LPN experience in psychiatric nursing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
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.

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.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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