Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 1-2

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Clinic Services
11/22/2022
2700 NE 63
44,352.00  Annual
41,016.00  Annual
Full-Time/Non-Exempt
Monday to Friday; 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

SUMMARY: 

This evolving position is located in the Clinical Services Division within the Oklahoma City-County Health Department.  The employee may work in one of the following areas: Immunizations, Reproductive Health, Sexual Health, TB Control Clinic, or at various satellite clinics that may be established within the Oklahoma City/County area. The employee may function in a clinic setting or may perform the duties of the job in various off-site locations.  The employee performs professional nursing services under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Clinic Supervisor.

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a summary of the duties and responsibilities commonly found within this classification.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive, thus other related activities or tasks may be assigned.

 

This position functions at the Program Support level (Tier 1) as defined by the Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. An emphasis on the following domains is important in this role:

  • Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Health Equity Skills
  • Community Partnership Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performing physical or developmental examinations to contribute to client assessment
  2. Collect and evaluate health history to contribute to client assessment
  3. Collecting client specimens.
  4. Conversing with various persons to give or receive information, or to give instructions.
  5. Driving to off-site locations for client visits as needed.
  6. Administering medications and/or immunizations.
  7. Performing venipuncture
  8. Recording information in electronic health record and/or other data logging modality
  9. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position.
  10. In addition, at the direction of OCCHD Chief Executive Officer and Public Health Officer or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the OCCHD Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program).  Also, as a member of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team. 
  11. In accordance with our designation of a PHAB Accredited health department and explicit commitment to a culture of continuous quality improvement, employees will receive Quality Improvement (QI) training deemed necessary by their supervisor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

-High School diploma or GED required

-Current Oklahoma LPN license required

-Valid Oklahoma driver license required

LEVEL 1 - Two years experience as a LPN, pay grade 10, $1709 semi-monthly

LEVEL 2 - Three years experience as a LPN, pay grade 11, $1848 semi-monthly

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

-Skill in communicating verbally and in writing using tact and diplomacy

-Skill in obtaining and recording information accurately

-Skill in working with people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds

-Skill in performing physical examinations

-Ability to operate a personal computer and required software

-Ability to maintain confidentiality

-Ability to utilize appropriate medical equipment

-Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships

-Ability to follow safe working practices and procedures

-Willingness to assume responsibility for work product

-Willingness to follow established policies, procedures, guidelines, and orders

              

WORKING CONDITIONS:

-Primarily indoors in climate-controlled building

-No smoking or use of non-smoking tobacco products is allowed at anytime while conducting agency business or in agency vehicles

-No use of cell phones or the use of electronic wireless communications devices used to write, send or read a text-based communication while driving a motor vehicle on agency business

-Subject to driving off-site in varying weather to perform job duties

-Subject to exposure to infectious diseases

-Subject to prolonged periods of standing and/or walking

-May be required to wear protective equipment

-Required to wear a HEPA Filter mask, when working with active TB clients; (in which case limited facial hair is allowed)

-OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

-Arm/hand steadiness and finger dexterity enough to perform procedures such as venipuncture and injections, to draft documents and to fill out forms, make entries in charts, etc. by hand or using a keyboard

-Vision enough to read hand or machine-generated data, instructions, reports, markings labels, etc., and gradation markings on syringes

-Flexibility and coordination enough to operate a motor vehicle as needed

-Flexibility and strength enough to lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds, and move and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds

-Flexibility enough to bend over exam table; stoop to pick up objects from floor, etc.

-Speech and hearing enough to communicate face-to-face and via telephone

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position requires frequent contact with various OCCHD personnel to receive and verify information, as well as with clients/caregivers to provide services regarding health-related information and prescribed treatment.  The employee interacts with a broad spectrum of socio-economic groups; tact and diplomacy are required in the performance of duties.  The employee may be required to deal with hostile persons on occasion.

 

SUPERVISION GIVEN AND RECEIVED/ACCOUNTABILITY:

This employee receives general direction from an RN or APRN, under the supervision of a Clinical Supervisor, with work product subject to both specific and general review.  The employee has no supervisory responsibilities and has no direct accountability for budget or money or materials.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-The employee must have an operating vehicle available for use when field duties are required

-The employee may be required to take the smallpox vaccination, and other vaccinations or inoculations, as a member of the first-responder team

-This position requires working some evenings and weekends

 

Interested candidates should apply online at www.occhd.org.  Select Careers at the top of the web page, select Current Jobs, select the position you are applying for, and select "apply".  You will be directed to our Career Center.  Get started by uploading your resume with your profile.  Otherwise, click "skip" to continue.  The first step is to register with the Career Center, again you will click on apply for an active position. You may search for open positions by name or select "show all positions."  You may select "view" to read the details regarding the position.  Again, you will click on "apply now".   You will be directed to the second step of the application process.  Please complete the entire application.  Do not substitute a resume for your employment history.  You may attach a cover letter, resume, an official transcript, if applicable.  You will save an complete your application.  You will be directed to the final step of answering job specific questions, if applicable.  Once you have finished the process, you should receive a message stating, "Successfully applied".  You will also receive an email stating your application has been received for the position you selected.  If you do not receive this message, then there has been a step not completed.  You will need to review your record. The position will be open for 30 days or until filled.  Please be advised that applications will periodically be considered, as such this position could be filled any time before the closing date.

 

AA/EOE