Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the supervision and management of a staff, program, unit, facility, or statewide geographical area that provides direct or indirect health services. This includes responsibility for broad management issues in planning, organizing and integrating various functions for which responsibility is assigned and directing assigned staff in meeting the goals and objectives of the program.
The functions performed within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
- Plans, organizes and directs health services for an assigned program, unit, facility, hospital or geographical area; insures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards and that quality care is provided to patients and clients.
- Selects, mentors, motivates and directs development and evaluation of the staff; establishes and tracks quality improvement indicators and other information concerning services and care to insure that resources are available to provide quality services and on-time performance consistent with standards; may devise health related educational programs for professional and non-professional staff.
- Participates, consults and collaborates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; may interpret and communicate agency and departmental policies and procedures; establishes areas of responsibility and assignment; develops or implements policies and procedures to insure efficient and effective delivery of health services.
- Receives, analyzes and evaluates reports and other information and coordinates quality improvement activities concerning the care of patients, equipment, environmental health and safety conditions, and other related services in improving the quality and utilization of health care.
- Develops budget estimates or other information concerning financial requirements; approves or monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to insure compliance with budget guidelines and effective delivery of services.
The Nursing Manager job family consists of four levels that are distinguished by the complexity and diversity of the health care services for which responsibility is assigned, the scope of responsibility for supervising staff, whether directly or indirectly, and the need for integration of services within or between units, areas, or agencies.
Level I Code: Y13A Salary Band: M
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities for performing professional nursing and supervisory functions in a state facility, hospital, clinic, school, or public health program. This may include functions such as a twenty-four hour or shift supervisor of a treatment service or specialized program in a facility, supervision of nursing services in an assigned geographical area, a hospital or facility, a supervisor of a program specialty area, or comparable responsibilities. Employees at this level are responsible for day-to-day clinical operations, staffing of the work area, and evaluation of performance of assigned staff to ensure quality of care, and may cover for the Nurse Manager II in their absence.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, and techniques; of expense control, and purchasing procedures; of the philosophy and objectives of the nursing department; and of the principles and practices of effective supervision. Ability is required to direct, motivate and evaluate staff; to plan and implement programs; to develop controls to monitor effectiveness of programs; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of 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) and three years of professional nursing experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of professional nursing experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, or a master’s degree and one year of professional nursing experience in a supervisory capacity.
Level II Code: Y13B Salary Band: N
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities for the supervision of all nursing and health services provided in a variety of health care settings or providing consultation and educational services in a specialized field or program involving statewide application. Employees at this level have 24-hour accountability for the operation of the nursing unit(s). This includes positions in a facility or geographical area that function in an administrative or consultant role with responsibilities in a specialized program area or specialized field. Employees at this level have administrative freedom to plan, develop, and organize all phases of work necessary for its completion within broad program guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus demonstrated ability to plan and implement an effective health care program.
Education and Experience requirements at this level are the same as those identified in Level I and one additional year of professional nursing experience in a supervisory capacity.
Level III Code: Y13C Salary Band: P
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities involving direction of the entire nursing or health care program in a facility or geographical area. Employees in these positions are free from active control in planning and carrying out work responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level are the same as those identified for Level II plus knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the services provided or the programs offered. Ability is required to interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex administrative and personnel problems, and to direct and coordinate the activities of multiple work units and divisions engaged in a broad range of functions. Ability is required to develop an effective training and orientation program for Nurse Manager I.
Education and Experience requirements at this level are the same as those identified at Level II and one additional year of professional nursing experience in a managerial or consultative capacity or providing consultation and educational services in a specialized field or program.
Level IV Code: Y13D Salary Band: Q
Positions at this level are assigned responsibilities for the administration of statewide nursing and health care program(s) of a division. Employees in these positions are free from active control in planning and carrying out responsibilities. Planning and direction is based upon interpretation and implementation of federal and state statutes and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level III plus ability to develop, interpret, and implement federal and state laws and regulations in coordination with legislative representatives and state leaders.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level III plus two additional years of professional nursing experience in an administrative capacity.
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. The Oklahoma State Department of Health requires a Master’s Degree for Level IV.
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.