State of Maryland

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES NURSING PROGRAM CONSULTANT/ADMINISTRATOR (#004429)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $60,514.00-$97,159.00 Yearly


GRADE

20

NATURE OF WORK

EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator is 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. Employees in this classification have no supervisory responsibility for other nursing staff but may supervise clerical staff.

Employees receive general supervision from the EMS Nursing Program Consultant/Administrator Supervisor.

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 within a specific EMS program in local health departments, State facilities and other health care facilities;

Functions as an expert concerning the EMS nursing services of a specialty program and provides advice and guidance to local health administrations, State health facilities, administrators of public and private facilities and other health care personnel; Recommends policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for delivery of care in a specific 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 a specific 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;

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

Participates in regional, national and international EMS councils;

May act as a liaison between regional and State level EMS providers;

May plan, implement and monitor a comprehensive quality assurance program;

May review 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;

May monitor statewide training contracts and assist staff in training development;

May supervise support staff; T

eaches 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 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;

Knowledge of the current laws and regulations which pertain to nursing and EMS;

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 train professional personnel and supervise 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: Two years nursing experience in an emergency medical services program in an administrative, supervisory, consultant or teaching capacity or three years experience in emergency/critical nursing care services.

Note: 

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 emergency medical service nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

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, 4201 Patterson

2. Persons appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the 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

September 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004429; EST: 7/1/1994; REV: 9/1/2014;

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