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Normal Regional Health System employees were treated to a week of appreciation after the hospital system surpassed its financial and operational goals for the previous fiscal year.

by Bobby Anderson, RN, Staff Writer

Paula Price, MPH, MSN, RN has devoted more than 30 years to the Norman Regional Health System.

For more than three decades, Paula Price, MPH, MSN, RN has worked for the Norman Regional Health System.
The vice president of strategy and growth has seen her hospital do a lot of great things but the recent week-long Fall Festival brought a smile to her face.
After all internal audits were completed and approved by the hospital board, Norman Regional announced the system had met or surpassed all of its operational goals for the previous fiscal year which ended June 30.
That not only meant a comfortable operating margin but an opportunity to reward all healers for reaching those goals.
“It was to thank them for all their hard work last year. We really had a successful year and worked very hard to make sure we met our quality, service and operational goals for the year,” Price said of the week-long festivities. “Because of that and how hard our employees worked we wanted to thank them in a different way.”
The week kicked off with the hospital bringing in local food trucks and parking them in front of each campus for both day and night shifts.
Every employee was treated to a free lunch or dinner. Gyros, barbeque and other items were available for employees to pick up free of charge with a drink and all the fixings.
“We had no idea (how busy we would be),” one vendor said while cooking made-to-order tacos as quickly as she could.
On Tuesday massage therapists were brought in and set up near the cafeterias. Employees were offered complimentary five-minute chair massages.
Hump day brought a car wash service to the hospital where employees could valet their cars and have them detailed during their shift.
Once their shift was over they were treated to a clean car for the ride home.
“We received a lot of emails and verbal thanks and appreciation that we did something different, something fun and novel for us,” Price said. “They really appreciate that we recognize how dedicated they are to patients, care and all the hard work they’ve done.”
“It’s been fun for both of us for the executive team as well as the hospital board.”
Prior to her current role, Price previously served as the Health System’s Director of Health Promotion and Community Relations for the past 20 years. Her healthcare experience includes nursing, public health, community relations, marketing and communications.
Free drinks were offered all day Thursday and then employees were given the freedom to wear any college apparel of their choice during their shift.
Fiscal year 2018 was a good one for the system – one of only a handful of municipally-owned hospitals in Oklahoma.
Price said the hospital saw nearly 17,000 admissions with 2,515 babies delivered. Some 270,000 outpatient registrations were logged as were more than 95,000 emergency department visits.
The system before more than 89,000 imaging exams, had 265,953 physician clinic visits and 243,417 physical therapy treatments.
More than 3,400 heart caths were performed.
EMSSTAT made more than 20,000 combined runs in the Norman and Moore services areas.
The hospital was able to provide more than half a million dollars in contributions to Norman Public Schools and make a community contributions in excess of $1.7 million.
The system was honored numerous times including:
* Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “A” for both Norman Regional Hospital and Norman Regional Healthplex
* Women’s Choice Awards for Best Hospitals for Stroke Center and Bariatric Surgery
* American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus Award EMS
* American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award
* Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
* Certified Healthy Business Excellence for the 15th consecutive year
* Providing a virtual pediatrician for Norman Public Schools
* Proving health and wellness education to 16 schools in Moore and 17 schools in Norman.
Price said the results warranted more than just a thanks to employees. Gainsharing checks were also distributed by each department manager.
“It just reminds you of how important it is and what health care workers and professionals do on a daily basis,” Price said. “They’re so dedicated to their patients, to one another and to the health system because they know what we do is improve quality of life for people and help them heal.”
“When you see that in action and set goals that are a challenge but achievable, I had no doubt we would reach them because when we started down this journey … you could tell and feel we were going to achieve what we needed to to do for the year.”
“It’s so rewarding to see how hard everyone worked and then to appreciate them for that.”

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Jennifer Cruz, Nurse Practitioner is ready to help with your urgent care needs. You will see her at the newest Mercy GoHealth location at 12220 N. MacArthur, Oklahoma City, OK or at the Norman, OK location.

CAREERS IN NURSING
NURSE PRACTITIONER CRUZIN’ ALONG: MERCY GOHEALTH

by Vickie Jenkins – Writer/Photographer

Mercy GoHealth is a new level of design and convenient urgent care that is new to the Oklahoma City area. One of the newest locations, 12220 N. MacArthur, you will find Jennifer Cruz, nurse practitioner.
Jennifer was born in Oklahoma City and spent the first 4 years of her life in Oklahoma. “After that, my family and I moved quite a few times. My family moved to Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and California, then back to Oklahoma where I attended high school. I have also had the opportunity to live one year in Australia and 2 years in Costa Rica,” Jennifer commented.
Going to different schools along the way was not a problem for Jennifer. She got her Bachelor’s in Spanish from UCO, Associate RN from OSU/OKC, BSN from University of Texas in Arlington and her Masters (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Simmons College in Boston. Jennifer has been a nurse for 9 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 2 years.
Asking Jennifer what qualities make a good nurse, she replied, “Being a nurse is more than doing a job. I would say that the qualities that make a good nurse are: sense of humor, motivation, determination, drive to continue learning on a daily basis, compassion, empathy, selflessness, patience in the most difficult situations, ability to work as a productive team member because nothing is accomplished by just one person or department; it takes the whole team to care for one patient and the ability to teach in a loving and encouraging atmosphere.”
One of Jennifer’s favorite things at work is that each patient is unique. “I thrive on the personal interaction as well as the pace of Urgent Care. GoHealth strives to personalize each visit as well as care for the patient in a timely manner with emphasis on compassion and quality,” Jennifer stated.
I asked Jennifer to describe herself in 3 sentences. 1. I am a dedicated, fun-loving provider that enjoys the privilege of treating our extraordinary Oklahomans. 2. I believe in laughter because it eases tension, promotes faster healing and contributes to an improved provider /patient bond. 3. I love learning and believe that lifetime learning is imperative for a healthy lifestyle.
Jennifer, did you want to be a nurse when you were little? “No, unfortunately I think I scared my mother with the list of careers I was interested in. I wanted to be a surgeon, newscaster, physical therapist, interpreter, world traveler, policeman and almost anything else a child can think of,” she said with a laugh.
Jennifer was married for 19 years but currently is not married. “I have one son that is 20 years old that I am extremely proud of as he is working on his undergrad degree at John Hopkins in neurology with a plan of med school,” Jennifer stated.
Staying busy at work yet Jennifer still manages to have some spare time to spend time with friends. Her hobbies include working extra to help pay for her son’s college, traveling and learning to cook. “A thank you to my friends who have been willing participants in eating questionable dinners,” she said.
Some words of wisdom that Jennifer lives by…”God made all of us and we all have a special gift to offer in life. Life is discovering your gift and using it to the maximum. You should never treat someone as if they are not special because he will be the person you need the most later.”
What advice would you give to someone going into the medical field? “Be prepared for the emotional aspects both good and devastating. Your hours will be long, hard and challenging which is what makes the career so great. Learning never stops and if it has, you need to change jobs. Healthcare is an ever changing, challenging career that requires stamina, determination, a loving and kind attitude in the most difficult times. The medical field is not a job but a lifestyle. You never leave your work, you always think about the patient or family you are treating and if there is something you could have done better, differently or how they are healing/ progressing medically and emotionally,” Jennifer replied.
Now, to one of the most important questions of all; Jennifer, if you were an animal, what would you be and why? “I would be a dog. A dog is a people loving animal, loyal and enjoys endearing moments,” she answers.

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Medical Review Nurse III
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority currently has 2 positions available.
The selected individuals will act as the Clinical Reviewer of the highest and most complex cases
(either through claims or prior authorization workflow (pawf) reviews.) This could include, but is not limited to, complex Caesarean Sections (C/S),
manual pricing, Genetic Testing claims to complex prior authorizations, such as,
Transplants, Bariatric cases or other types of complex PA’s. These can be reviewed either in a prospective pawf case or retrospective claim scenario.
The main MAR lll responsibilities are medical necessity reviews in either the MMIS and/or prior authorization workflow systems and
will make recommendations based on current clinical and coding guidelines.
Requires:
· Current/Valid RN license AND
· 3 years of clinical experience and experience in health care monitoring
(e.g., quality assurance, surveillance and utilization review, auditing, health policy),
clinical coding, and reimbursement, clinical review of claims and claims auditing.
· Experience using database applications
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· Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
· Medicaid experience
· Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
· Managed care experience
· Utilization experience
· Policy development experience
· Quality assurance/improvement experience
· Advanced health related education (e.g., MSN)
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Closing Date: 11/01/2018

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Jan Fox has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Veteran Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) employee Jan Fox has been named the Regional Director for Canadian, Kingfisher, Lincoln and Logan Counties. The announcement was made by OSDH Deputy Commissioner for Community Health Keith Reed. Fox begins her new duties on Monday, October 22.
“Jan is familiar with all of our county operations through her work as the director of the HIV/STD service,” said Reed. “She brings a wealth of knowledge through her background as a public health nurse and will be a great asset to our community health program.” Fox has been director of the OSDH HIV/STD service since 2008 after previously serving as a public health nurse in several counties. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma.
Canadian, Kingfisher and Logan counties had been served on an interim basis by OSDH Community Health Assistant Deputy Commissioner Gunnar McFadden, while Lincoln County was under the interim guidance of Regional Director Brenda Potts after the retirement of longtime Regional Director Jay Smith in 2017.

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If you were a dog, what kind of dog would you be and why? Parcway Post Acute Recovery Center

Golden Retriever because everyone loves them!

Tina Bitner, HR Director

I would be a Doberman because I am very protective!

Carla Pollard, ACUA

Yorkie because they are little and cute just like me!

Kesha Anglin, Activity Director

I would be a Boxer that is also a lap dog.

Teresa Garcia, LPN

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Q. I have not dated in several months. One of the reasons is I am scared to death about what I could find. I did not choose well before and I have friends who missed the mark too. Could you give me more information on “How to spot a narcissist” because my radar needs more training. —- Diane

A. Spotting the narcissist and quickly retreating takes experience, education and more experience and education.
A friend of mine who is a psychology professor explains it like this: Narcissists often have a demonstrable lack of emotional development, stemming from their missing interest in the concerns of others. This explains their childlike responses to matters that require nuanced understanding of relationship dynamics, and their tendency to objectify and use others as tools.
There is NO WAY you can have a healthy relationship with a narcissist. It just isn’t possible.
If you meet a narcissist look for some of the following behavior dynamics:
–monopolizing the conversation……it is all about them.
–never or rarely asking you questions about yourself or showing little interest when you answer.
–showing too much interest in other women while you are with them, then minimizing it or
making you look stupid if you point it out.
–extreme jealousy…….your behavior is highly scrutinized (remember these men are highly insecure and immature in relationships)
–they lie very easily.
–its never their fault……never!!! Don’t wait around for them to apologize. If they do it may be to neutralize the situation and restore their reality.
–your gut goes crazy…..even if you do not have a lot of knowledge about narcissists, you have gut feelings when something is not right. DO NOT IGNORE THIS FEELING!!!
A very good and healthy rule for dating should look like this: Start (and proceed) very slowly. When you are with your date, really listen to what he is verbally saying, what his body language is saying. Notice if you ever get that griping gut feeling. These personalities are the master manipulators, it may take several dates before you decide if you want to continue dating. Another helpful tip is to talk to your trusted friends about your new guy. Maybe introduce him to a friend. See what vibe they get.
Keep this handy:
The Narcissist”s Prayer
That didn’t happen.
And if it did happen, it wasn’t that bad.
If it was that bad, it’s not my fault.
And if it was my fault, I didn’t mean to do it.
And if I did mean to do it, you deserved it.

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City

If you would like to send a question to Vicki, email us at news@okcnursingtimes.com

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Oklahoma non-profit gears up for 1 Mile Walk and USATF Certified Race on November 3

Hundreds of participants will fill the streets of Oklahoma City’s Boathouse district November 3 to run and walk with a purpose to honor those who have received the gift of life through organ and tissue donation, remember those who gave the gift of life and give hope to thousands who wait on a lifesaving transplant.
The LifeShare Foundation is hosting their inaugural ‘Little Red Heart’ 5K Run and 1 Mile walk as they continue raising awareness and providing education on the importance of being an organ donor.
The event will not only include the 1 Mile Walk and USATF Certified Race, but will also be a family-friendly event with face painting, music and prizes. Each entry to the Little Red Heart run includes a t-shirt and lunch.
“The Little Red Heart Run is an incredible look into the many families and friends who have been touched by organ and tissue donation,” said Jeffrey Orlowski, President and CEO of LifeShare. “The support, dedication and hope for our participants, volunteers, transplant recipients, donor family and community partners is inspirational.”
The goal of the Little Red Heart Run is to raise more than $50,000 to support the activities and initiatives of LifeShare to help save more lives through organ and tissue donation.
Last year, LifeShare saved more lives than ever before making 481 transplants possible. Tissue donation also restored health to more than 59,000 people.
Today, there are 116,000 people waiting for a transplant across the nation, but one organ donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 others.
Online registration for the Little Red Heart Run will remain open until Friday, November 2. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 AM on November 3 at Regatta Park. LifeShare invites the public and media to attend.
The LifeShare Foundation supports the activities and initiatives of LifeShare to help save more lives through donation. The focus of the Foundation’s programs center around; awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation, support of transplant recipients, including those waiting and donor families, and research in donation.
To learn more or to give to the LifeShare Foundation, visit LifeShareOKFoundation.org

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Crossing the finish line at the 2017 Putnam City Cancer Classic, which raises funds for cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Putnam City Schools will host the 11th annual Putnam City Cancer Classic 5-kilometer run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will take place at Wheeler Park on the Oklahoma River and will feature a 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by a one-mile fun run/walk at 10 a.m.
The event benefits cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Last year’s Cancer Classic drew more than 1,200 participants.
Cancer Classic coordinator Kate Waring said her goal is to help the race grow in popularity and participation. “We are working hard within the district to promote this fantastic event,” she said. “This year, we have a big emphasis on staff participation and multiple competitions between schools in the district.”
The cost for the 5K is $30 per person, and the fun run is $15. All participants will receive an event T-shirt. Donations will also be accepted, and you can purchase “I’d rather sleep than run” sleep masks for $10.
Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised more than $100,000 to support cancer research at OMRF.
“OMRF and Putnam City Schools have a long history together,” said Waring. “The amazing work OMRF does for cancer research is necessary, important and very much appreciated. It is vital that we support what they do and support it through fund drives, because every penny makes a difference.”
For more information, visit PCCancerClassic.com or the event’s Facebook page @PCCancerClassic.

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Noelene Morton is the Director of Nursing at Epworth Villa. Caring for others is a true passion of Noelene’s, making her an excellent nurse.

by Vickie Jenkins, Staff Writer

Epworth Villa…where their purpose is enhancing lives so people thrive. Their mission centers on providing a perfect balance for each individual as a whole person.
This is where you will find the best of nurses, helping the residents in whatever they need. It is also where you will find, Noelene Morton, Director of Nursing, a very cheerful individual, wearing many hats with her numerous responsibilities throughout the day. “I love working here at Epworth Villa,” she said.
Noelene’s father was in the Military so she grew moving and moving and moving again. “I grew up in all of the states except for two,” she commented. “I’ve lived here in Oklahoma City, OK for 30 years. When I graduated from high school, I went right into nursing school at OU. I’ve been a nurse for 28 years and have been here at Epworth Villa for almost 3 years.”
Asking Noelene what qualities make a good nurse, she said, “A nurse has to have compassion, able to work as a team, a lot of passion and definitely flexibility. We never know what the day will bring.”
One of Noelene’s favorite things about her job is when she gets to go out onto the floor and work with the nurses and aides, taking care of the residents. “It brings joy to my heart as I see the hard work and teamwork that the nurses are doing,” she said with a smile.
The biggest challenge that Noelene has is the fact that she always wants to understand the staff as well as the residents. “I want to make sure that I understand what’s going on with the nurses and I can communicate with the staff as well as the residents and we can all work together.”
What advice would you give to someone going into the medical field? “I would tell that man or woman to be prepared to put your heart into everything. Yes, there will be some hard days, but it is all worth it at the end of the day,” Noelene replied.
Noelene considers herself as a leader and a follower. “I never wanted to be the boss but as I get older, I know that I can step up and be a leader when I want to be. I don’t mind being a follower either; I just don’t like to stand alone. Teamwork is important to me. I am happy doing both,” Noelene commented.
Noelene is married to a wonderful husband and has 4 daughters; 27, 22, 19 and 17. “Yes, we have a lot of drama around the house,” she said. “None of them followed in my footsteps to be a nurse but they all have very caring jobs,” she said. “I guess they got that part from me.” Noelene has one precious granddaughter and one grandson on the way.
Noelene’s hobbies include crocheting, playing the piano and baking. “My daughter can always tell if I am stressed,” she said. “I’m baking something in the oven and playing the piano. You know, I think she’s right!”
Describing her personality, Noelene says she is bubbly, cheerful, energetic, and adventurous and likes trying new things all the time. When she was a little girl, she wanted to grow up and be just like Quincy, Medical Examiner; A TV show about Quincy, a forensic pathologist. “Oh well, I think I was better suited to be a nurse,” she said with a laugh. Ending with an incident of Noelene’s early years…I was a new nurse at an assisted living facility. An older lady came in, entering each room, searching for one of our residents…her husband. She just knew that her husband was in the room with another woman! The charge nurse was trying to stop the woman from opening up the door to the resident’s rooms, trying to explain what was going on. The nurse had entered the room where the woman’s husband was. As the angry wife entered, she thought the charge nurse was her husband’s mistress. The wife picked up a pitcher of water and poured it on the nurse’s head. Surprisingly, the nurse didn’t get mad and said, sometimes, you just have to roll with it! The nurse didn’t get mad at all. (Perhaps, the charge nurse was flattered at the thought of the wife being jealous of her!) Hmm.
Noelene has a few words that she lives by every day; at home and at work: ‘Give Grace.’

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Angie Hattler, RN, Director of the Student Health Center at Southern Nazarene University tends to Baylor Redwine, Senior student.

CAREERS IN NURSING
CAMPUS NURSE CALLS THE SHOTS: SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

by Vickie Jenkins – Writer/Photographer

Are you one of those people that feel like you have to stay busy all the time? Apparently, Angie Hattler is. Angie is a pleasant individual that is an RN, Director of the Student Health Center at Southern Nazarene University Campus and is an Infusion nurse at Option One Infusion Pharmacy. Going from one job to the other, Angie’s focus remains on her patients. With a southern accent, a big smile and a bubbly personality, it is obvious that she is happy and loves helping her patients, and likewise, her patients love her.
Angie has been a nurse for 7 years and has been working at SNU and Option One Infusion Pharmacy for 5 years. She grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas and came to Oklahoma, attending OCCC for her RN degree and received her BS degree from SNU.
Asking Angie what qualities make a good nurse, she replied, “Kindness, caring and compassion but the most important is being a good communicator. Knowing how to talk to the patients and having the patients understand is HUGE!”
“I am a very positive person. I have a strong work ethic and a solid relationship with God. I live a happy, healthy life,” she said.
Angie has always had a desire to help others, in one way or another. “I came to SNU when I was 18 years old, starting off with a nursing major and changed to education. I taught Biology and Science in the Yukon Public Schools for 18 years, then went back to achieve my other passion of being a nurse. It is amazing how much my education degree has helped with my medical degree,” Angie said.
The favorite part of Angie’s job is the fact that she loves working with patients, students, families and making a difference in people’s lives. “An awesome asset of being an RN is knowing that there are a million opportunities in the medical field due to different aspects of being a nurse. I love my job but since I love learning too, I am going to get my certificate for cosmetic nursing (Botox and filler classes) next week in Colorado. I just want to keep working and learning,” she stated.
What is your biggest asset at work? “Having amazing people to work with. At SNU, I have an amazing doctor to work with, who is not only my boss, but is a precious mentor to me, Dr. Ami Siems. She answers all of my crazy questions, teaches me daily and is so kind. There are other ladies that I enjoy working with. It is a fun place to work,” Angie replied. “We laugh a lot!” she added.
If Angie were to give advice to someone going into the medical field, she would tell them, “Stay with it! Work is hard and your job will be hard but when you are finished, you will be so glad you stuck with it, not giving up. You will make people healthy and you will have a great sense of doing well in this world. Being in the medical field, you can be a different maker every day. Wellness includes 3 things; physical health, mental health and spiritual health. Being an RN, you get to teach all of them every single day. I love my job,” she answered.
Angie has two sons, Tyler, 25, a 2016 SNU graduate and currently an OKC firefighter and is married to a precious girl Haley. Angie’s other son, Trenton, 21, is a business major in his junior year. “One of the most important things to me is making sure my 2 sons get a good education. I am so proud of my boys,” Angie said.
Even though Angie works 2 jobs, she still has time to spend with her friends and family. She enjoys spending time working out, walking, running and bike riding, going to sporting events and working in her yard.
Ending with a little humor, I asked Angie if there was a certain incident that happened to her when she was a new nurse. “Well, when I first got out of school, I worked at Oklahoma Heart Hospital and the charting was INSANE! Going from teaching to nursing, charting was very difficult for me. As a teacher for 18 years, I made sure to write in complete sentences. As a nurse, when it came to charting, everything is abbreviated. I still have a hard time knowing what some of those abbreviations mean,” Angie said.

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Mandy Nelson, APRN in the medicine specialty unit at OU Medical Center, was named Nurse of the Year in the Advanced Practice category.

The March of Dimes Oklahoma Chapter recently honored an OU Medicine nurse at its annual Nurse of the Year awards. Mandy Nelson, APRN in the medicine specialty unit at OU Medical Center, was named Nurse of the Year in the Advanced Practice category.
The Oct. 4 event celebrated nurses in more than a dozen categories, all of which were nominated by colleagues, supervisors or families they have served, according to the March of Dimes website. A selection committee of health care professionals selects the most outstanding nurse in each category.
Two additional OU Medicine nurses, Callie Tkach, RN in the NICU at The Children’s Hospital, and Susie Jones, APRN and Vice President of Quality/Safety and Nursing Practice at OU Medicine, were finalists in the Neonatal/Pediatric and Advanced Practice categories, respectively.
“Mandy and our finalists, Callie and Susie, are incredibly deserving of this honor,” said Cathy Pierce, Chief Nurse Executive at OU Medicine. “Our nurses work tirelessly to improve the lives of our patients and families. They truly represent the best in their fields and the best of OU Medicine.”

At Grace Living Center-The Wilshire, we strive for excellence in the physical care of the people we serve and are fully committed to assisting their pursuit of meaningful lives.
Our mission– and approach to care — is to serve people with compassion and dignity.
We are currently taking applications for:
Full-time RN
2p-10p
10p-6a
REQUIREMENTS
· Must be currently licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma
· 1+ years experience in a skilled nursing environment strongly preferred
· Able to pass criminal background check
COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
Grace Living Center-The Wilshire strives to provide full-time employees with advancement opportunities through training,
individual education funds, matching scholarships and the promotion of a career ladder.
ABOUT US
At Grace Living Center-The Wilshire, we strive for excellence in the physical care of the people we serve and are fully committed to assisting their pursuit of meaningful lives.
We are a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that also provides longterm care. Our mission — and approach to care — is to serve people with compassion and dignity.
Grace Living Center-The Wilshire, is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. This location is independently owned and operated.

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