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Registered Nurse Quality Imp Psych, CI

Recruitment #22-004892-0001


**This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Thomas B. Finan Center only.**




10102 Country Club Road
Cumberland, MD 21502

This position is located 2.5 hours away from Baltimore, MD.

Main Purpose of Job

Main purpose of this position will be to develop, implement and maintain a quality improvement program for the nursing department to assure appropriate and age specific competency levels for all staff within Nursing. This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of specific and specialized training programs that will improve and enhance Nursing performance within the established standards of care and practice.


Assesses the nursing department’s compliance with standards of practice and regulations and develops and implements a quality improvement program for monitoring the delivery of nursing care;
Assists in the design, development, implementation, evaluation and interpretation of the nursing department’s philosophy, objectives, standards, policies and practices;
Assists in developing new criteria for monitoring patient care;
Designs quality improvement studies using valid methodology;
Identifies, consults with and reports patient care and personnel performance variances to Nursing Supervisors and develops quality improvement plans for individual units;
Reviews reports, departmental minutes, and committee to identify opportunities for improving nursing care and quality improvement areas that require follow-up action;
Evaluates the effectiveness of the follow-up system for monitoring improvements;
Identifies educational needs and assists Nursing In-service Department by developing and conducting educational programs on quality improvement topics;
Develops new forms and administrative reporting procedures as needed;
Acts as liaison with the facility quality improvement program to facilitate the flow of quality improvement information facility staff and administrators;
Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the Nursing Peer Review process in conjunction with the Director of Nursing or designee;
Represents nursing staff on facility, agency and statewide committees and task forces as assigned;
Prepares reports on quality improvement activities as designated by the quality improvement plan and as requested by Nursing Administration;
May supervise clerical or other support staff;
Performs other related duties.


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 to include two years in the Psychiatric option. One year of experience in the Psychiatric option must have been in a supervisory, administrative, consultative or teaching capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university for two years of the required general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute two years of additional experience as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatric option for the required education.

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.


**This recruitment is limited to current employees of the Thomas B. Finan Center only.**


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland 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 required to successfully complete training and maintain current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  


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.



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 that 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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 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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