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Recruitment #23-004244-0001






MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Columbia, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This recruitment is for multiple full-time positions.

This position will conduct on-site surveys of providers, regulated by the Office of Health Care Quality, and determine their compliance with federal and/or state regulations. A nurse surveyor must possess excellent communication and writing skills, including the ability to articulate clinical findings in easily understood terms. Moderate computer skills, at the very least, are also required. This position is an integral part of OHCQ's mission, which is to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Maryland, as well as ensure that there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems. This is a field position that requires the use of your personal vehicle, in order to travel throughout the state. Overnight stays are required at different frequencies in the various units

Below are descriptions of the nurse surveyor's role in each unit: 

Ambulatory Care Unit: A surveyor in this unit must have excellent time management skills and have the ability to work independently. Experience is desired in one or more of the following: home health, hospice, dialysis, ambulatory surgery center, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, or outpatient physical therapy. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 2-3 times a month. 

Assisted Living and Adult Medical Day Care Unit: A surveyor in this unit primarily goes out into the community, individually, to conduct licensing surveys, renewal surveys or complaint investigations. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1-2 times a month. 

Developmental Disabilities Unit: A surveyor in this unit may individually investigate a complaint or provider-reported incident. He/she may also work on a team, in order to conduct a licensing or renewal survey. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1-2 times a month. 

Hospital and HMO Unit: A surveyor in this unit investigates complaints and conducts surveys at hospitals, residential treatment centers, health maintenance organizations, freestanding medical facilities, and health care facilities within correctional facilities. The surveyor usually works independently and occasionally with a team. The surveyor will be required to complete all training programs mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1-2 times a month. 

Long Term Care (Nursing Home) Unit: A surveyor in this unit conducts inspections of nursing homes to determine compliance with State and federal regulations. The surveyor will be required to complete all training programs mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for long term care facilities, including QIS training. Experience in nursing homes and/or similar clinical settings is highly desirable. There are overnight stays about 8-10 times a month.


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

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute two years of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing specialty codes in the inspection of health care facilities and program field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


The desired candidate should have training and experience as a Registered Nurse, as well as experience making decisions regarding compliance with State regulations. The desired candidate should also be able to accurately document deficient practices.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

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.


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 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

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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