Newborn Screening Nurse Consultant

Oklahoma State Department of Health
September 14, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Newborn Screening Nurse Consultant


Supervisory Organization
340 Screening & Special Services

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
September 12, 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 $68,065.30 based on education and experience.

Job Description

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

Salary: $68,065.30

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 we 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 Nurse Consultant will provide case management to all infants and families across Oklahoma for children with an out-of-range newborn screen result.


  • Coordinate daily case management for newborns screened for 54+ metabolic disorders through the Newborn Screening Program (NSP), a statuary program for all newborns statewide.
  • Independently plan, organize, and complete complex assignments and tailor detailed care plans applicable to the individualized nature of each condition for infants that are at high risk for rapid status change, cognitive delay and death secondary to an abnormal screen.
  • Manage case files and track testing results for all abnormal screenings, including unsatisfactory screens.
  • Consult with hospitals and health care providers to ensure appropriate follow up treatments are scheduled and received.
  • Mentor health care providers and families of newborns with abnormal screenings to ensure that appropriate teaching and education is provided to parents regarding results.
  • Provide technical direction and supervise follow through of instructions with subordinate and apprentice staff with the NSP.
  • Provide technical support for physicians and other medical professionals related to newborn metabolic screening.
  • Adhere to time critical schedules and provide specialized knowledge related to disease process.
  • Coordinate with long term follow up specialists and nurses to ensure appropriate follow up for newborns having abnormal screenings.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 2 years of nursing experience. A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and/ or experience in Newborn Screening, Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing, and/or case management is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: This position requires specialized knowledge of the newborn screening process, diseases, and complex medical interventions. Ability is required to identify conditions, signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatment, and potential outcomes.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: This position is set in an office environment as well as in offsite office environments which require travel across the state. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to drive, stand, walk, lift, and reach.

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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