EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education to practice professional nursing (An interim work permit or a temporary license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education will be accepted so long as it remains valid. However, a valid permanent license must be obtained prior to the completion of the probationary period) AND two (2) years of supervised experience in the mental health treatment setting preferred.
An expectation of core competencies in relation to individuals with co-occurring disorders.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of psychiatric and medical nursing therapy, practices, techniques and procedures.
Skill in planning and organizing nursing care and supplies; in the following oral and written directions; in maintaining therapeutic relationships with parents; and in maintaining effective working relationships with other nursing personnel.
Good knowledge of administration and effects of commonly- used medications, particularly psychotropic medication.
Good knowledge of facilities, services and practitioners in the local medical community.
Ability to develop strong professional relationships with practitioners and other service providers in the local community.
General knowledge of the theories, principals, and process of case management, individuals, marital and family counseling and psychotherapy.
General knowledge of social work and/or psychology and of current social and economic problems.
Skill in administering medication, including giving injections.