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Mortality and Morbidity/Quality Improvement Nurse

Recruitment #21-004292-0004


This is a CONTRACTUAL position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




Baltimore City:

6776 Reisterstown Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21215


The purpose of the position of the Mortality and Morbidity/Quality improvement nurse is to conduct in-depth review of all inmate deaths in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, communicate findings to the Department’s Chief Medical Officer, and to work collaboratively with the department’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) nurse manager and all the Regional Agency Contract Operations Managers (ACOM) in addressing all quality of care issues identified through the death review.

This position is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of data collection systems to assist in quality improvement activities of medicine, nursing, dental, pharmacy and psychiatric services and for performance improvement activities such as reviewing clinical information by gathering, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing and reporting findings.

This position is also responsible for the development and management of tracking tools for the death reports, and for completion of the annual deaths in custody report to the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of Maryland DPSCS.

Death Reviews – Reviews the medical records for all persons who died while incarcerated to assure that all appropriate steps were taken in the care of the inmate prior to his death and to make recommendations for change in practice if adverse findings are noted.

Tools Development – Participates in the development, evaluation, testing, and implementation of new audit tools based on annual review and evaluation of DPSCS policies and procedures. Development of tools necessary to track and report inmate death inform to the CMO and DOJ.

Policy and Compliance Review – Participates in annual review and update of DPSCS policies and procedures. And reviews contractor’s Quality Improvement Programs for appropriateness of standards of practice, compliance with certification standards, compliance with COMAR, and compliance with the DPSCS Health Services contract. Reviews the objectives, criteria, and measurements for health care and systems for monitoring the care provided.

Quality Improvement Program Monitoring – Completes audits as assigned following DPSCS Clinical Services protocols and submits reports on findings. Completes ad hoc audits and submits reports on findings.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

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

Experience: Four years of experience as a Registered Nurse or clinician to include two years in the Medical option and one year in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession a Master's degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse or clinician in the Medical option for the required education and experience.

2. Candidates may substitute six years of experience as a Registered Nurse or clinician to include three years in a supervisory, administrative or teaching capacity in the Medical option for the required education and experience requirements.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing and Hospital Administration specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse or clinician in the state of Maryland.

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


Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and, therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a phone number at which they can be reached.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-585-3999, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

J. Rolon

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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