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Recruitment #24-004257-0004





Located in Howard County, MD: Howard County Health Department, Ducketts Lane Elementary School, and Deep Run Elementary School 


The main purpose of this position is to provide direct, comprehensive health care to children in schools and other community settings. These health services include, but are not limited to: well child annual exams, school entry physicals, sports physicals, immunizations, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, anticipatory guidance and health education, referrals to other health professionals, medical providers, and resources, case management and coordination of health care. This position is considered essential for emergencies.


Essential Personnel: This position may be declared essential on a case- by-case basis by the Health Officer or designee for emergency response to a specific mass casualty, pandemic, disaster event, or other designated public health emergency.


90% Clinical Practice:  

  • Establishes medical diagnosis, prescribes medications, and develops treatment plans based on evidence-based guidelines for common short-term or chronic stable health problems for a pediatric and adolescent population
  • Prescribes medications, orders and plans treatments according to current guidelines from nationally-recognized professional organizations (CDC, AAP, etc.) 
  • Assesses and manages minor somatic and behavioral health problems
  • Orders, performs, and interprets laboratory tests and develops appropriate treatment plans 
  • Provides guidance and instruction in health maintenance and disease prevention in conjunction with other health professionals, including patients’ other medical providers
  • Appropriately refers patients to other health care providers
  • Encourages and assists patients and their families to understand health conditions and assist them in developing and performing self-care measures to improve health and promote optimum wellness
  • May provide advice, training and guidance to health suite and school personnel


5% Quality Improvement and Staff Development: 

  • Provides data and other information required for reports and quality improvement projects according to schedule and as requested
  • Identifies training needs and assists with the education and training of program and health department staff
  • Provides consultation to schools’ staff, including health suite personnel, as requested


5% Other: 

  • Responds to weather essential assignment and public health emergencies as assigned or at the discretion of the Health Officer


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses under the certification requirements for Nurse Practitioner or Nurse-Midwife.


Experience: One year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Nurse-Midwife.


Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Midwife classification or Nurse Practitioner or Nurse-Midwife specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience


Desired Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience as a pediatric or family nurse practitioner
  • Experience working with children and adolescents
  • The ability to collaborate with community partners
  • Spanish speaking


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current certificate as a Nurse Practitioner or as a Nurse Midwife 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 may be subject to call and, therefore, may be required to provide the agency 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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