State of Maryland

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES NURSING PROGRAM (#004428)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $64,565.00-$103,661.00 Yearly


GRADE

21

NATURE OF WORK

EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor is supervisory administrative nursing work providing consultation and direction in the development, utilization and implementation of emergency services to health providers in local health departments, acute care hospitals, emergency departments, ICU units, rehabilitation centers, mental health facilities, private and public agencies, and State departments. The employee in this classification supervises subordinate EMS nursing program staff and clerical staff.

The employee receives managerial supervision from an EMS medical administrator. The EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator is differentiated from the EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor in that the Consultant/Administrator directs a specialized statewide EMS program providing training and technical guidance while the EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor directs a specialized program and supervises the staff and the total EMS Nursing Program for the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Identifies the needs, develops programs and monitors the provision of EMS nursing education and training services for the Statewide EMS program;

Functions as the departmental expert concerning the EMS nursing services and provides advice and guidance to subordinate staff who work with local health administrations, State health facilities, administrators of public and private facilities and other health care personnel;

Develops and implements policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for delivery of care for the EMS nursing program based upon an understanding of the overall mission, rules, regulations and parameters of the program;

Provides consultation, direction and education to administrators and staff of acute care hospitals, emergency departments, ICU units, rehabilitation centers, mental health agencies, local health departments, other health care facilities, and public and private agencies concerning EMS program implementation and operation based upon knowledge of the overall EMS nursing service program in conjunction with knowledge of staffing patterns and operational practices; Advises local health departments, institutions, and other health care operations as to the appropriate means of obtaining funding by being cognizant of State, federal and other funding sources which affect the emergency nursing service program;

Contacts directors of similar or related EMS programs in order to coordinate the provision of combined EMS health care;

Collects and analyzes data and prepares reports concerning EMS nursing services;

Advises directors of nursing and other health care administrators of the possible utilization and roles of nurses and pre-hospital providers;

Assesses current EMS operations in order to determine and recommend specific training and educational initiatives to be undertaken;

Acts as a consultant for the establishment of programs in EMS facilities;

Participates in regional, national and international EMS councils;

Acts as liaison between regional and State level EMS providers;

Conducts research on current EMS nursing issues and trends which affect EMS nursing and prepares advisory reports;

Plans, implements and monitors a comprehensive quality assurance program;

Reviews hospital staffing needs for nursing and EMS care providers to determine adequacy of staff size and may recommend corrective measures;

Assumes direct responsibility for special EMS nursing programs;

Monitors statewide training contracts and assist staff in training development;

Supervises professional and support staff;

Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and regulations and the impact on EMS nursing in order to advise and make recommendations to executive staff;

Teaches and accredits nurses, residents, interns, physicians and pre-hospital providers in emergency and critical care practice;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the current laws and regulations which pertain to EMS nursing; Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and processes of nursing and EMS; Knowledge of the methods of adult education; Knowledge of hospital and community health administration as it affects nursing and nursing education; Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations governing medical programs and nursing services; Ability to evaluate the curricula of professional nursing programs; Ability to prepare clear and concise evaluations and reports; Ability to supervise and train professional personnel and support staff; Ability to establish and maintain good public relations with officials and administrators.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Three years nursing experience in an emergency medical services program in an administrative, supervisory, consultant or teaching capacity.

 Notes: 1. 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 may be substituted for the educational requirement.

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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for a position in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. 2. Persons appointed to a position in this classification may be assigned duties which require 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, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Jul 1 1994 12:00AM

Date Revised

August 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004428; EST: 7/1/1994; REV: 8/1/2014;

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