Applicants must apply for Job ID: 7719 Executive Director, Board of Nursing
Bring your professional career to Washington, D.C., the most dynamic and diverse city in the country. With its proximity to major museums, world class parks, entertainment and restaurants, increasing job opportunities and the seat of the federal government. The District of Columbia continues to be ranked the top 10 thriving city indicators where you can live work and play. Contribute to and work for a nationally accredited Health Department. The District of Columbia, Department of Health (DC Health) earned national accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and is an early adopter in attaining the designation. Come see where your skills are appreciated and rewarded by applying the following public health opportunity.
This position is located in the Department of Health (DC Health), Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) with the responsibility for leadership and direction for the major programs of the District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Board). The Executive Director is responsible for administering the work of the Board of Nursing and communicating changes in the Board’s regulatory requirements to the nursing community. The Executive Director guides and executes the directions and decision of the Board as related to licensure, compliance, regulation, education and outreach, and information under the authority of the Boards within the parameters of the Department of Health (DC Health).
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as the Executive Director and will be responsible for the approval of professional and nursing assistive personnel programs operating in the District of Columbia. The Board has the legal authority to approve nursing programs and is responsible for ongoing monitoring of the approval status of the District’s programs. The Board is responsible for submitting quarterly reports to schools and programs regarding their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates. The incumbent is administratively responsible for the Committee On Impaired Nurses (COIN). The COIN is a rehabilitation program for nurses whose practice is impaired due to substance use disorder and/or mental illness. COIN is responsible for evaluating nurses who request participation in the program and for monitoring their compliance with the Committee guidelines. The Committee engages in community outreach by doing presentations I health care facilities.
The incumbent proves the overall direction toward assuring efficient use of Board resources by directing and setting priorities toward the achievement of the Board’s Strategic Plan including managing results and goals. The incumbent also determines the necessary follow up as a result of Board actions, monitors the status of cases sent to the Office of the Attorney General and Office of Administrative Hearings to effectively track matters pertaining to the Board of Nursing. The incumbent also arranges for disciplinary hearings before the Board, obtains and compiles documentation on all reported violations of the HORA and District regulations as they relate to Nursing; prepares meeting agenda in cooperation with the Board Chairperson; and monitors compliance of individuals with any Board sanction. The incumbent provides testimony for public hearing as the subject matter expert on draft and current regulations regarding nursing practice. The incumbent also writes and edits a nursing publications.
Qualifications and Education
Individuals must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the Grade 13 level, or its non-District equivalent. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Licenses and Certifications
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse License in the District of Columbia.