State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $61,725.00-$99,103.00 Yearly






A Community Health Nurse Program Manager is the managerial level of work planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a program of nursing services for patients in various community settings and local health department clinics.  Employees in this classification supervise Community Health Nurse Program Supervisors, Community Health Nurse Supervisors and indirectly supervise all staff assigned to the program.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Director of Nursing or other health care administrator.  Employees may be subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing needs.  The work may be performed at patients’ homes, schools and other community settings where travel is required and the environment is often unpredictable.  Employees are required to observe infection control precautions in order to prevent contamination and spread of disease.  The work may require lifting and positioning nonambulatory patients and lifting wheelchairs and other heavy equipment.  The work may require long periods of standing, walking, bending and reaching.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the classification specification.

The Community Health Nurse Program Manager is differentiated from the Community Health Nurse Program Supervisor in that the Community Health Nurse Program Manager has supervisory responsibility for Community Health Nurse Program Supervisors and administers a major nursing services program or programs while the Community Health Nurse Program Supervisors has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Community Health Nurses and responsibility for planning, developing and administering a nursing service program, such as Child Health, Maternal Health or Home Health.


Plans, develops, implements and evaluates one or more nursing services programs;

Participates in proposing and implementing departmental policies and procedures;

Develops program standards, implements program changes and monitors compliance;

Assures quality of nursing services in assigned programs;

Supervises subordinate nursing supervisors and indirectly supervises other health care staff assigned to the program;

Prepares and monitors the program budget in cooperation with the Assistant Director of Nursing and/or Director of Nursing;

Coordinates services with other disciplines, health service providers and agencies;

Represents nursing services on appropriate agency and State committees;

May provide nursing care to patients;

Participates in nursing research;

Participates in the educational process of health services students;

Performs other related duties.


Employees in this classification will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Professional Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Professional Service positions.  Some positions in Professional Service classifications may be designated as Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

April 20, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006635; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2019;

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