Newborn Screening Family Support and Resources Consultant

Oklahoma State Department of Health
September 13, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Newborn Screening Family Support and Resources Consultant


Supervisory Organization
340 Screening & Special Services

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
September 23, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary is up to $46,000.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

Location: Central Office/ 123 S. Robert S Kerr, Oklahoma City, OK

Salary: $46,000.00

Full Time /Part Time: Full Time

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Primary Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Why you'll love it here!

RESPECT. COLLABORATION. SERVICE. 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. Check out why were are passionate about public health and believe it is the career for you!!! What is Public Health?

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? We know that benefits matter and that is why we offer a competitive benefits package for all eligible employees.

  • Generous state paid benefit allowance to help cover insurance premiums.
  • A wide choice of insurance plans with no pre-existing condition exclusions or limitations.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care expenses and/or dependent care.
  • Retirement Savings Plan with a generous match.
  • 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year for full time employees.
  • 11 paid holidays a year.
  • Student Loan repayment options & tuition reimbursement.
  • Employee discounts with a variety of companies and venders.
  • Longevity Bonus for years of service

Position Description: The Newborn Screening Family Support and Resource Consultant is responsible for providing families with infants and children diagnosed with a disorder through newborn screening program, with support and resources to ensure that the family has equitable access to the care and resources needed to effectively manage the condition. This position will work with families, sub specialty clinics, and community partners.


  • Communicate professionally with families of infants who have been diagnosed with an NBS disorder to provide resources and support.
  • Connect families to early intervention services and parent to parent support services.
  • Connect families to other resources, as needed.
  • Maintain a list of local, state, and national resources that provide support to families who have an infant diagnosed with a disorder
  • Maintain confidential records of infants/children in compliance with state/federal regulations as well as agency/program policies.
  • Work with the NBS Data Informatics Specialist to ensure data is entered correctly into database.
  • Completely and accurately enter survey data into the database as needed.
  • Communicate with providers, as needed, to ensure family's needs are being met.
  • Work closely with both public and private early intervention programs and family support services.
  • Collaborate with the all of the Newborn Screening team (hearing, blood spot short term follow up, and the NBS lab).
  • Training of other staff.
  • Assist in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in required trainings/meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requirements consist of an associate's degree and one year of professional experience in public health, social work, child welfare, employment services, community-based services, community outreach, project management, case management, or communications, substituting one year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education, hold a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a licensed practical nurse as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, or Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC. Current license (Licensed Practical Nurse) plus 2 years of practical nursing experience.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • A general knowledge of the newborn screening process and disorders screened for.
  • Ability to document
  • Demonstrate very strong skills in organization and documentation, problem solving, and computer skills including Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with culturally-diverse persons and communities, with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and how to handle confidential information.
  • Knowledge of community and state resources and services.
  • Value diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate the value it brings to an organization.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position is set in an office environment, computer based. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.

Telework: This position is eligible for Hybrid Telework and is subject to OSDH policy and supervisor's discretion.

Application Requirements:

  • If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation by 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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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