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COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE II

PART-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #16-004216-0041

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

Plans, implements and coordinates all breastfeeding activities in Howard County WIC including the BFPC program. Updates staff with breastfeeding information. Develops the annual breastfeeding plan. The staff will be responsible for the supervision of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors when hired as a full-time employee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: None.

Notes: 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 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 education.  

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The selected candidate must possess a license as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  A copy of your IBCLC license must accompany your application.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable Qualifications:
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) experience
- Spanish speaking preferred

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, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: 

DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division 
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B 
Baltimore, MD 21201 

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.