Registered Nurse II – Children First, Nurse-Family Partnership

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 19, 2023
Muskogee County, OK
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Job Posting Title
Registered Nurse II - Children First, Nurse-Family Partnership


Supervisory Organization
340 District 7

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $60,531.46, based on education and experience.

PIN 34003713

Job Description

Position Summary

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct or indirect professional nursing services in a variety of settings. This position conducts home visits in varied counties to provide parent education and support to first time parents utilizing the Nurse-Family Partnership Model. Children First Program education includes healthy living during pregnancy, fetal development, child growth and development, strong parent-child relationships, goal setting, problem solving, and community resource identification.

Children First, Oklahoma's Nurse-Family Partnership, is offered free of charge to first-time mothers in the state of Oklahoma. The goal of the voluntary, evidence-based program is to empower families to better care for themselves and their babies. This specially trained nurse provides personal visits in the family's home or other location beginning early in pregnancy and continuing through the child's second birthday. Nurses provide health assessments, community resources, pregnancy and parenting education, and safety and child developmental consultations. They also support mom as she works toward attaining life goals that will ensure a more secure future for the family.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Assess health status of individuals, families, and communities; develops plans and implements appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Monitor and assess the health status of first-time mothers and infants to age two.
  • Design and provide plan of care and provide nurse care management and health education in the areas of Children First Program
  • Deliver professional nursing care in an assigned unit, clinic, home, or other setting.
  • Assure 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.
  • Perform specialized nursing functions as educationally prepared.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Education and Experience

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, OR, a Bachelor's in Nursing and possession of a valid permanent 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).

Preferred Education


Valued 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. In addition, this job requires, 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.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Combination of office, vehicle, and homes. May be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, and medicinal preparations. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Exposed to inclement weather conditions while driving to and from office, homes and daycares. Work related travel required. Use of N-95 respirator is required.

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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