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INTEGRIS Community Hospitals
TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER WITH US.

Now Hiring at ALL Locations
Council Crossing • Moore • OKC West • Del City

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
• ER Registered Nurse
• Inpatient Registered Nurse
• ER Technicians
• CT/Radiology Technologists
• Patient Access Specialists

Full-Time and PRN positions available
Competitive Salaries

APPLY NOW at INTEGRIScommunityhospital.com

INTEGRIS and Emerus are joint venture partners in INTEGRIS Community Hospitals. Emerus is the operating partner and hospital team members at the community hospital locations will be employees of Emerus Holdings, Inc., a national network of hospital partners and largest operator of micro-hospitals.

What’s your spirit animal? DispatchHealth Mobile Urgent Care

It would have to be a horse because I’m a free spirit. Randee Green, ARNP

Orca – it’s aquatic and swims fast. Richard Beevers, ARNP

A dolphin because I’ve loved the water ever since I was a little girl. Mireya Otero, DHMT

T-rex – because my daughter says I “rawr” all the time. Megan Gooden, DHMT

GOLDEN AGE NURSING FACILITY
Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing

HIRING RN AND LPN CHARGE NURSES

· A short drive from Edmond & OKC.
· Located in historic downtown Guthrie.
· Work in a positive team environment with leaders who value our staff.
· Make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
· Family-owned and operated.

· Great Work Place
· Competitive Pay
· Insurance Benefits
· Paid Time Off
· Matching 401K

Apply on-line at www.companionhealth.net

 

When: February 22, 2019 Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: $100/per person $75 for full time students. Location: 1100 N. Stonewall Ave., OKC, OK 73117-1200. All skills are in OKC. Tulsa sessions are IPV from OKC.

Topics & Speakers: 8:30 a.m. – noon
Radiology: Athletic X-ray – Greg Brooks, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Harding University
LGBTQ Care – Rusty Rooms, MSM, APRN, OU Medicine Center Emergency Services
Natural Healing: Gynecological and Menopause – Dorothy Cleveland – Pointer, MSN, APRN-CNM
End Transmission: HIV Prevention, Testing & Care, Using PrEP – Rusty Rooms, MSN, APRN
Natural Healing: Pregnancy – Dorothy Cleveland – Pointer, MSN, APRN-CNM
Topics & Speakers: 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Suturing Review – Greg Books, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Harding University
End Transmission: HIV Prevention, Testing & Care, Using PrEP – Rusty Rooms, MSN, APRN
IUD Placement: LaBetta Wallenmeyer, MSN, APRN, CNP and Leanna Harkess, MSN, APRN, CNP, CNM – Oklahoma State Department of Health
Selecting and Antidepressant or Anxiolytic for Your Patient – Jeana Wilcox, PhD, RN CNS, CNE, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing
Evaluation: 4:15 p.m. – 4:30
Register Now: For additional information or to register, please visit https://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Continuing-Education or call 405-271-2062

NURSE INVESTIGATOR

Investigates violations of the OK Nursing Practice Act. Monitors compliance with Board Orders. Must be detail oriented.
Public speaking is required. BSN required, MS preferred – 7 years exp., 2 years nursing service exp.
For application packet contact: Teena, OK Board of Nursing, (405) 962-1810. Application review is ongoing.
Position will remain open until filled. EEOE

 

 

The American College of Cardiology has recognized INTEGRIS Deaconess, a campus of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain and those who come to the cardiac cath lab for care.
The hospital was awarded both the Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation, as well as the Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation in 2017. INTEGRIS Deaconess is the only health care system in Oklahoma and one of only six in the nation to receive these dual accreditations.
The first distinction is based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is also known as coronary angioplasty. It is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.
Hospitals receiving the second distinction have proven exceptional competency in treating patients who require cardiac catheterization. They ensure that care in the procedure room for sedation, infection control, radiation safety, universal protocol and time out procedures is fully coordinated. And, they have mastered the appropriate transfer to a cath recovery unit to better monitor and track complications, enhance physician-to-patient communication, patient family communication, discharge instructions and follow-up information.
Facilities that achieve these accreditations meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.

College of Allied Health Associate Professor Beth DeGrace.
Sandra Arnold, Ph.D. co-principal investigator.

Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health have been awarded a $1.25 million federal grant for their creative achievement: a training program that meets the needs of children with disabilities, the health professionals who serve them, and the physical and occupational therapists of tomorrow.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, represents the first of its kind in the nation. Its innovation is in its structure – a mentorship program that increases the skills of professionals in the school setting who work with students who have high-intensity needs or disabilities.
At the center of the training program are students who receive special education as well as physical therapy or occupational therapy. Those students, some of whom have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome or spina bifida, often have trouble participating in a traditional school environment. As a result, many finish their education unprepared for future experiences and may experience social isolation. However, research shows that when children with disabilities participate in school activities with their peers, gaining a sense of belonging and self-determination, they end up leading more fulfilling and productive lives.
“Our hope is that by aiming beyond inclusive services to building a school community that supports the participation of children with disabilities, helping them have natural friendships, that they gain a belief in self that sets them up for a productive life,” said College of Allied Health Associate Professor Beth DeGrace, who holds a doctorate in occupational therapy.
DeGrace serves as principal investigator for the grant with co-principal investigators and faculty colleagues Sandra Arnold, Ph.D., and Thubi Kolobe, Ph.D. Together, they identified the training needs and structured the program.
Surrounding the children are several other professionals who will mentor one another while delivering services to the children. They are: physical therapists and occupational therapists already practicing in the community; doctoral students; and entry-level students pursuing degrees in PT or OT.
In the program, DeGrace and her colleagues will train a group of community PTs and OTs on the latest research evidence for working with children with disabilities. Community providers bring a wealth of practical experience working with children with high-intensity needs, but their busy careers don’t always allow sufficient time for translating the latest evidence into practice.
Once community providers are educated in the best practices, they will mentor doctoral students, who will then mentor entry-level students. This mentorship program will be carried out at three Oklahoma City-area schools that have been defined by the U.S. Department of Education as having high needs. By working with children who have disabilities, each group will be gaining real-life skills to further their clinical practice or education.
“We call this translation of knowledge – helping people understand the research literature and translating it to the specific needs of their patients or classroom,” Arnold said. “This training grant is unique because it’s a novel approach to the whole system.”
The ultimate benefit goes to the children and the schools they attend. Physical therapists and occupational therapists serve an important role in the lives of children with disabilities, but perhaps not in the way people think. Rather than simply helping children who have disabilities with their muscle strength or range of motion, PTs and OTs take a broader view of how the children’s environment can be modified to allow for their participation. Each child’s services are customized according to their needs.
“Physical and occupational therapy is different for children with disabilities because, often, we’re not going to be able to fix the disability,” DeGrace said. “We can promote opportunities, such as buddy systems, which help students build friendships, or we address other threats to participation, such as attitudes toward children with disabilities. Because a student moves, talks or learns differently does not warrant exclusion from school life. Our real goal is access – how can we help them be a part of everyday life at school?”
The grant will provide five years of funding, so that additional community providers and students can be trained each year.

Q. Lindsey called to make an appointment. She shared some basic information, we set the date but before we hung up, Lindsey asked if I prescribed drugs. I told her no and she immediately cancelled her appointment. Why are people asking for drugs to solve their problems?

A. I do not have prescription authority, nor do I want to prescribe drugs. It is a liability that I do not wish to experience. Nor do I want people to attend therapy and look to drugs for the answer. If it looks like medication might be necessary, I have doctors for referral, but it is always as a last resort.
The ease in which people are obtaining drugs is alarming. I recently talked with someone who told me about paying $200.00 cash for a month supply of Suboxone, NO QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE DOCTOR. According to this source, the waiting room was full.
Do you know how many people tell me on the phone or during their first therapy session that they are Bipolar and take meds? During the assessment I ask them to describe their episode or episodes of mania. They often look at me like I have two heads and state, “I don’t know what mania is” or they say “I have never been manic.” I explain the symptoms for mania to make sure we are talking the same language and again they reply with “no mania.” But they are medicated.
Have you ever taken a drug and had side effects from that drug? So here is a too familiar scenario:
Susie’s doctor prescribes an anti psychotic for anger dyscontrol. One of the side effects is weight gain. Susie puts on an extra 20 pounds quickly. Her doctor prescribes another medication to decrease her appetite. She is also taking a pill for depression. She starts having stomach discomfort so she gets a pill for acid reflux. Now she is constipated so she gets a pill to make her go to the bathroom. If you think this is fiction, you are wrong. It is being played out all over America.
And Big Pharma loves it!!!!! They are getting richer and richer and Americans are more drugged than ever!!! We cannot continue this craziness!!!
Therapy is not about taking drugs to solve your problems. It is about doing the work. Sometimes it is hard, you cry, you get angry, you get insight and you get better. But you have to do the work!!! There is no magic pill!!!

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

The 12th Annual Faith Community Nurses’ Association Conference title is “When Disaster Hits: The Role of the Faith Community.” The conference will educate the Faith Community Nurse and church leaders to organize and build capacity for the church to respond to local and regional disasters. Disaster is a “given” in Oklahoma. Faith Communities are affected directly and indirectly by these disasters. The message of Psalm 57, Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed, sets the stage for reflecting and mobilizing resources when disaster hits. This conference will provide resources, contacts and information needed to assist congregants during times of disaster and the opportunity for participants to network and to build relationships with nurses and health ministers interested in Faith Community Nursing.
Registration for the one-day FCNA OK Member $60 for payments received before 2/8/19. 2/9-2/22 $85; 2/22 and later $105. Non FCNA OK Member $90 for payments received before 2/8/19. 2/8-2/22 $120; 2/22 and later $135. Nursing students $60. Clergy $65 for payments received before 2/16/18. 2/9-2/22 $90; 2/22 and later $110. Refunds before 2/8/19 less $20 deposit. No refunds after February 8, 2019. FCNA OK is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course is approved for 8.25 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT0298-0316, KAR 60-7-107 (b)(3)(C).
For registration and brochure, see the FCNA website, downloads page: www.fcnaok.org or register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNG3BBV and pay by www.PayPal.me/FCNAOK or contact fcnaok@gmail.com.

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