This position reports to the Director of the Office of Preparedness. The Nurse Consultant Position serves as the subject matter expert for the medical aspects of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The position will coordinate medical care during shelter activations and other disaster functions. The Nurse Consultant will also assist in the development of disaster training, provide training to staff and volunteers, and assist the Office of the Medical Director with developing sheltering medical protocols. This position will be assigned a State Health Operations Center role and may be required to work alternate locations and hours during a disaster.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Provides expert nursing consultation in the specialty program to which assigned. Independently manages and provides direct care to a group of patients with needs in a specialty area.
- Advises public health groups and members of the public health care team on matters related to nursing services and health care.
- Analyzes nursing techniques and recommends modifications based on state-of-the-art technological knowledge. Serves as resource nurse and point-of-contact for a specialty area developing the overall nursing plan for maintaining current nursing practice in that specialty.
- Assists public health nursing services in developing and carrying out staff education programs. Prepares educational materials and assists in planning and developing health and educational programs for community groups.
- Provides assistance in developing guidelines and manuals for specific aspects of nursing services. Formulates standards of nursing practice in a specialty area and ensures quality assurance and compliance.
- Prepares or furnishes data for articles and lectures and participates in surveys and research studies.
- Conducts workshops, conferences, and seminars in the specialty and may be required to speak before special interest groups, community organizations, medical and health care groups, or the general public.
- Prepares a variety of records, reports, and summaries in support of program planning, organization, implementation and evaluation.
- May be required to train student nurses and other health care team members in the incumbent's specialized area of nursing.
- May serve on a variety of committees, boards or commissions representing the Department as the expert in a specialized area of nursing.
- Assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff assigned to specialty program, coordinates and may oversee the work of health care team members providing program services.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Nurse Consultant
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Master's degree or higher in Medical Surgical, Psychiatric, Gerontology, Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Women’s Health, Emergency Services/Management, Child Health or related specialty area
- Possession of a Delaware Registered Nurse license OR multi-state compact license.
Additional Posting Information
Due to a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the following mandate is effective January 27, 2022: As a condition of employment, employees providing health care services and/or support services in covered facilities must show proof that they have received the dose of a single J&J dose or the 1st dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine effective date January 27, 2022, and proof of the single J&J dose or the 2nd dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine by February. 28, 2022. Employees may not provide any care, treatment, or other services until proof is provided. Based on CMS guidance, the date for compliance may extend into March due to the health care facilities high vaccination rate of staff. If you accept a position with the facility, your Human Resources representative can provide more guidance. The only exception to these requirements is for those employees granted medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may require weekly COVID-19 testing. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here
This position is Limited Term for up to 2 years, and may be extended should funding be available.
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.
DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.