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NURSE PRACTITIONER/MIDWIFE I

Recruitment #19-004256-0002

Introduction

By law, the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment, and after-care services.
DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement, and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.

GRADE

19 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Thomas J S Waxter Center
375 Red Clay Road
Laurel, MD 20724

Main Purpose of Job

A Nurse Practitioner/Midwife I is a clinical supervisory position responsible for the supervision of the health center program and functions as a nurse practitioner to identify and address health concerns through the practice, planning, coordinating, and supervision of the health care services of the health center. This position maintains operational efficiency according to DJS policies, procedures and protocols.

POSITION DUTIES

Oversees the daily flow of patient care services provided by subordinate nursing and support staff.

Performs history and physical exams of adolescent youth admitted to a DJS facility.

Review vaccination records; order and administer appropriate vaccinations. 

Participate in peer reviews, site health record Quality Assurance reviews, and internal compliance audits in conjunction with the Regional Nurse Manager and the Health Administrator.

Enter and maintain current health related information in ASSIST, IMMUNET, METS. 

Assist the Health Administrator, Medical Director and agency with special projects and/ or DJS health initiatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses under the certification requirements for Nurse Practitioner or Nurse-Midwife.

Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Current Nurse Practitioner certification (Pediatrics or Family)

CPR certification.

Two years’ experience as a certified nurse practitioner in pediatrics or adolescent health.

One year of clinical supervision or management experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current certificate as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Nurse Midwife from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

If practicing on a Multi-State Compact Registered Nurse License, the candidate must obtain an advanced practice certification issued by the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in and, therefore, may be required to provide the agency with a telephone number at which they can be reached.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application. Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show the qualifications for this recruitment. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This list will be used by DJS hiring agency to select employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or use regular mail, you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
One Center Plaza
120 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Attn: Shavonne Holman

Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.ohr@maryland.gov. Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.