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Tuberculosis Control Nurse Supervisor *REPOST*

Recruitment #23-004218-0002




Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to supervise and administer Health Department nursing services or programs. This position primarily focuses on the Tuberculosis Control Program. This work may be performed at patients’ homes, schools and other community settings to provide community health nursing services to individuals, families and the community. This position also plans, develops, implements and evaluates assigned programs; plans, develops, revises, implements and evaluates policies and procedures; prepares and monitors program budgets, supervises nursing staff and other health care staff; coordinates nursing coverage for programs; provides nursing care to patients. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Nursing, Bureau Directors, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Medical Director.

- May be required to work evening or weekend clinics, to respond to off-hours emergencies, and to take after hours call for the Health Department

- This position is eligible for hybrid telework after the 6 month probationary period


55% Management Clinical Program  - Tuberculosis Control Health Program
  • Incorporates standard of care practices including direction of the operations of program in accordance with state policies and regulations
  • Evaluates clinic efficiencies, services, and outcomes
  • Prepares and monitors program budgets
  • Hires, plans, coordinates, schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of nursing staff and other health care staff within program
  • Completes PEPs, approves leave requests and timesheets; follows HR policies and guidelines
  • Addresses disciplinary matters as needed and in compliance with HCHD and MDH/DBM policies and procedures
  • Ensures program specific (or bureau specific) policies, procedures, program manuals, and standing orders exist, are reviewed annually, and updated to reflect current requirements and guidelines for program
  • Incorporates Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement practices to ensure quality services of program
  • Utilizes a variety of data sources and determines needs for additional health services within the department or community 
  • Works with Bureau Director and Deputy Director to develop and implement evidenced based initiatives to address identified gaps to improve county level health indices
  • Develops and maintains up-to-date orientation plan for new TB staff hires.
  • Leads staff meetings and actively participates 
  • Leads medical discussions, trainings, case studies, and lectures as requested.
  • Prepares and submits statistical and narrative reports as requested and within required timeframes.

35% Clinical nursing services
  • Provides staffing for clinics as needed and in accordance with nurse practice act and education, which may include immunizations, venipuncture, medication dispensing, communicable disease, maternal and child health, and adult health. 
  • Maintains proficiency in EMR system.
  • Coordinates services with other staff, health services providers and agencies
  • Participates in the HCHD Nurse On-Call functions and responsibilities.
  • Maintains compliance with standards of care through training including, but not limited to: CPR certification, Local Health Department Nurse Dispensing, Laboratory Operations, Personal Protective Equipment, After-Hours On-Call procedures, FEMA trainings, and Data Security and Confidentiality Compliance

5% Agency Representation
  • Represents Health Department on committees
  • Liaisons with Howard County Government agencies, HCPSS, Maryland Department of Health, community medical providers regarding relevant and important public health issues
  • Represents agency as requested by the Health Officer 
  • Assists with writing policy and/or letters to constituents

5% Other Duties
  • Functions as Essential Employee for certain emergency events.
  • Participates in emergency preparedness drills, exercises, and after-action hot washes
  • Handles special projects as assigned
  • Participates in continuous nursing education and training that enables community health nurses to fully function under nursing COMAR regulations to promote public health through prevention education, chronic disease management, or community outreach programs.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience as a Community Health Nurse.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university and one year of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

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

3. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university for the required education and experience.

4. Candidates may substitute one year of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity as a Registered Nurse for the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing or Health Care Specialist specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Desired Qualifications:
- Experience with the prevention and control of communicable diseases, especially Tuberculosis (TB)
- Experience with performing nursing assessments independently and relaying results to the clinician
- Experience leading and managing a team
- Ability to provide strong nursing support to the TB clinician
- Knowledge of case management practices


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a registered nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. A copy of your license or license number should be uploaded on your application.

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.


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


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 that 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 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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