To protect and improve the health of all Ohioans
by preventing disease, promoting good health,
and assuring access to quality healthcare.
The Ohio Department of Health's Medical Director's Office is seeking one (1) candidate to fill our Director of Nursing role.
Official Position Description:
Formulates and implements statewide public health nursing program policy on behalf of the director and medical director; researches current public health nursing issues and trends; initiates and conducts studies (e.g., needs assessments, program evaluations) to improve or expand existing public and community health nursing services; presents information to various groups (e.g., agency leadership, program staff, local health departments, community organizations) on best practice and policy issues related to public health and community health nursing services; reviews medical and nursing aspect of agency responsibilities and provides technical guidance, as needed; assures consistency of public health nursing policies with ODH mission, priorities,. Acts in advisory role with agency senior leadership team regarding nursing issues. Participates in agency strategic planning activities, the State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan process to promote public health nursing; collaborates with the ODH senior leadership team (and as a consultant to Local Health Department as requested) in areas such as community conditions, social determinants of health, organizational capacity, and strategic partnerships related to the strategic plan from a public health nursing scope of practice perspective.
Supports nursing professional development by establishing continuing nursing education priorities/programs; coordinates education and training activities across programs; establishes and/or maintains on-going training programs for nursing staff; periodically reviews and updates department nursing protocols and/or workforce development plans; oversees the ODH Continuing Education program, the primary nurse planner responsibilities and the nursing continuing education committee; advises and assists nursing consultants in developing workshops and continuing education programs for nurses statewide; serves as a program speaker at local or national professional conferences.
Serves on committees and workgroups that promote agency operations; evaluates effectiveness of activities provided or purchased (e.g. contracts or subsidies); collaborates with leadership staff and with staff from bureaus/offices to identify and solve issues that require nursing experience; as needed, develops, implements and monitors programmatic budgets in collaboration with program managers to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations; as needed, writes grant applications and proposals to secure funding for development of programs and formulates goals and objectives for annual application for funding; reviews legislation and makes recommendations regarding effect on agency and populations.
Acts as a liaison with federal agencies, other states and state agencies, advisory boards, committees, councils and other collaborative groups on related program issues; provides leadership to the public health nursing community; meets with public health nurses from local health districts, and communicates challenges/ concerns to the ODH Medical Director: identifies standards to apply to public health setting; responds to inquiries from state and federal officials; interacts with staff from other state agencies, public, constituents, community partners; represents agency at conferences, meetings and interagency planning efforts. Serves as program speaker at professional conferences. As assigned, serves as a member of a disaster recovery/business resumption team, incident response team, or similar public health response team which may include conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
This position is unclassified in accordance with ORC 124.11 (A)(9).
Current & valid license to practice professional nursing as Registered Nurse (R.N.) in Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723.03 of Revised Code;
Completion of graduate core in nursing, public health, or health administration;
5 yrs. exp. as public health nurse administrator/director or in hospital health administration, community health administration or as director of nursing;
24 mos. exp. as Public Health Nursing Supervisor, 65545.
Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above may be substituted for the experience required, but not for the mandated licensure.
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio