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Patient Care Assistant II

Recruitment #130410-Y10B-09

Introduction

Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.Effective January 1, 2011 new employees to the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be placed on a bi-weekly payroll system.

Reference PIN 34002333 – Patient Care Assistant II

The bi-weekly hiring rate established for this position is $1,016.45

Position is responsible for assisting nurse with health department programs, taking blood pressures, weights and measurements as directed; obtaining up-to-date client data; assisting in high-risk patient follow-up; assisting with patient flow throughout clinics; responsible for WIC certification and providing general nutrition education; ordering supplies; assisting nurse practitioner during Family Planning exams, log and prepare lab for mailing, preparation of examination rooms; scheduling appointments and other related duties.

Preference will be given to applicant that speaks Spanish and English. 

Other: Position requires possible response to public health emergencies including, but not limited to, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or catastrophic events.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health is tobacco free.  Employees are prohibited from using tobacco products throughout all indoor and outdoor areas of premises under the control of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, in all vehicles on those premises, and in state vehicles in use for OSDH business anywhere.  Applicants may be subject to a background check.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

By closing time/date of the job posting, all applicants must ensure delivery of the required documentation (as specified below) to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications.

Proof of education, certification, or licensure: Provide copies of an official diploma or transcript in order to demonstrate possession of the expressed education from applicant’s 4B or the required education for the position; provide a copy of required certification and/or licensure.

Current permanent classified employees of the Oklahoma State Department of Health submit the following:
• an ODH Form 92A (Request for Transfer/Promotion);
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

Permanent and classified employees of another state agency, unclassified employees with reinstatement rights, or former employees of any Oklahoma state agency that have reinstatement rights submit the following:
• a cover letter that must include the title and PIN of the position, the announcement date, and a phone
number and mailing address where the applicant can be reached;
• an OPM-4B (Personal Data Summary Sheet);
• a copy of the last two completed performance evaluations (If you cannot meet this requirement, then
please provide an explanation with your application.); and
• proof of education, certification, or licensure required for the position before the closing time/date.

E-Mail: PersonnelServices92A@health.ok.gov
Fax: “Attn: Applications” at (405) 271-4994
Mail: Office of Human Resources
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision. This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Patient Care Assistant job family has three levels which are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level II:    
This is the career level of this job family where employees perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction.  This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors.  It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:    
Education and Experience required at this level consists of one year of experience in providing patient care. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions may require the possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Drivers License at the time of appointment.

Some agencies may require the translation of health information for non-English speaking clients.

The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nursing Aide for all levels of the Patient Care Assistant job family.  Levels II and III may require additional certification as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CMA) Certified Medication Aide for all levels of the Patient Care Assistant job family.

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.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire. 

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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