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NURSING PROGRAM CONSULTANT/ADMINISTRATOR II

Recruitment #20-004262-0007

GRADE

21 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Juvenile Services
Health Services 
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

A Clinical Coordinator is responsible for coordinating special nursing programs and initiatives concerning the juvenile and employees. This position is also responsible for collecting and analyzing data concerning nursing services for various facilities and programs of an administration, preparing and maintaining health care statistical data and reports concerning policies that affect nursing standards and practices, and providing technical assistance to the somatic health programs to support statewide health care initiatives.

POSITION DUTIES

Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the Chronic Health and Infectious Disease cases for the Department, coordinate and provide nursing services for individuals in the DJS facilities. Responsible for assuring compliance regarding disease surveillance, health care maintenance and care management
Coordinate response activities and collaborative efforts with other community and state agencies, in order to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases including coordinating and scheduling of staff and youth, participating in testing and surveillance.
Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. 
Serves as supplemental nursing coverage in DJS facility clinics in the absence of the nursing supervisor, in a long-term Nursing vacancy or long-term leave of absence.
Responsible for the care management and coordination of the youth and acts as an advocate, educator, and resource person for this population.
Participates in direct patient care to include care management and plans, assesses and evaluates patient's clinical status, ensuring treatment plans and medication administration compliance through preplanning activities, provider collaboration, and provider/family engagement.
Lead the facility RN Supervisors with obtaining accurate somatic health statistics for their assigned facilities by gathering, reviewing, compiling and reporting data in order to maintain accurate tracking of Somatic Health services.
Serves as liaison and coordinator for data and specimen collection for testing, perform immunization of youth, staff and vendors for infectious and communicable diseases (and other vaccines such as influenza and pandemic flu, as offered by DJS to employees and vendors), youth and staff health education, follow-up after testing to release results.
Assists the Health Administrator and Medical Director to carry out special projects or DJS somatic health initiatives.
Collaborates with other Managers and Facility Administrators to lead the department in meeting the mission of the Department of Juvenile Services.
Participates in competency training, continued education (as assigned), and DJS required trainings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experiences as a Registered Nurse including two years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience supervising nurses/health care units.
Experience in the implementation of policies and procedures of multiple facilities.
Experience auditing medical charts with documentation and corrective actions with follow-up implementation.
Experience compiling statistical information.
Experience in developing and implementing health education modules for youth.
Willingness to travel to facilities as required for oversight.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

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.

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 examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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  
  217 E Redwood Street 
  Baltimore, MD 21202
  Attn: Shavonne Holman 
  Fax number 410-333-4188 
  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at djs.careers@maryland.gov attn.: Shavonne Holman.  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.