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NURSING PROGRAM CONSULTANT/ADMINISTRATOR II

SBHC Program Nurse Consultant (FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #22-004262-0005

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Maryland School-Based Health Center Program/School-Based Health Center Unit, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families, as well as to eliminate inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health system of care, in order to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary and specialty care services. The Maryland School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program contributes to this effort by bringing high-quality preventive, primary and acute care services to the location(s) where children spend the majority of their time.

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to provide public and population health expertise, leadership and nurse consultation to the daily operations and long-term planning of the Maryland SBHC Program. This position will be responsible for supporting the delivery of high-quality services in all of Maryland’s SBHCs through the development of policies and procedures, along with quality assurance site visits, the review of applications and materials, and the development of necessary technical assistance. This position will also promote quality of care through leadership of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives and collaborations across the SBHC Program. 

In addition, this position will work directly with health providers in Local Health Departments (LHDs), as well as with those in private and public agencies. Furthermore, this position will provide additional clinical and population health expertise during such program-wide activities as strategic planning; revision of the SBHC Program System Standards; development; evaluations; the monitoring of State grants to support SBHCs; and, quarterly meetings with SBHC Sponsoring Agency administrators. Finally, this position will serve in an administrative level of nursing work by program planning, along with using population health and data to inform program planning for the SBHC Program, and by serving as a Grant Monitor for specific grants focused on technical assistance and support for SBHCs.

This position will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. With that said, this position will report to the Maryland SBHC Program Manager and work closely with the SBHC Program Medical Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Five years of experience 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 a 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

The desired candidate should have professional experience developing standardized operating procedures and policies. He/she should also have professional programmatic and/or population health experience in improving the health of children and youth. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience with grant writing or administration, including monitoring grants.

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 which 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

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

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 recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.




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