Ohio Department of Health nurses play an important role in ensuring the safety and care of fellow Ohioans.
Division of Quality Assurance
If you are looking for an exciting job in the field of health care regulation, you should check out the Division of Quality Assurance. The Division promotes the health and safety of Ohio’s citizens through activities that assure the quality of health care delivery systems through the following Bureaus:
- Regulatory Compliance
- Community Health Care Facilities and Services
Do you want to be part of a professional team of surveyors whose responsibility is to inspect long-term care and acute care providers for compliance with federal and state resident/patient health and safety regulatory requirements? Then you might want to consider a Health Care Facilities Surveyor position.
Do you possess the unique characteristics necessary to be a Health Care Facilities Surveyor?
You may if you are:
- a Registered Nurse
- able to work flexible 8-10 hours a day
- able to travel throughout the State of Ohio
- capable of objective evaluation of providers within the parameters of established regulatory standards
- an effective communicator, even in difficult situations
Division of Family and Community Health Services
The mission of the Division is to assure access to health services for Ohioans. Within the Division, the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) promotes early identification of children with handicapping conditions and treatment of those children by appropriate health care providers. The Bureau of Child and Family Health Services (BCFHS) oversees programs which help improve the health status of women of reproductive age and their children.
BCFHS nurses serve as program consultant/primary contact for a selected number of local providers who may provide prenatal services, child health services or reproductive health services. They are responsible for helping these local programs provide quality health care services with regard to community health education, clinic operations, administrative operations and other areas (e.g., patient appointment systems, staff utilization, performance patient education and clinical services). BCFHS nurses also help develop public health policy and procedures in the Maternal and Child Health arena and serve as subject matter experts to the rest of the bureau staff. If you are passionate about reducing infant mortality, improving the health status of children and/or assuring quality reproductive health care services, you should apply for Public Health Nurse positions with BCFHS.
BCMH nurse case managers determine medical eligibility for services for children with special health care needs. BCMH nurse field staff provides consultation services, education, technical assistance and information about BCMH programs, medical diagnoses and resources for personnel in local health departments, other providers of care, community, agencies and families. The field staff may be stationed at the ODH central office or in one of the district offices. Most importantly, all BCMH nurses represent nursing and care of children with special health care needs on statewide advisory groups and participate in policy making activities that impact the health and welfare of children with special health care needs and their families.
Are you compassionate about the quality of care available for children with medical handicaps? Are you interested in working with high quality, coordinated systems, to ensure that children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family centered, community based and culturally sensitive? If you are, then you should search and apply for positions: Public Health Nurse Specialist, Nurse Education Consultant, or Medical Review Nurse.
Division of Prevention
Contributes to the Agency mission by carrying out public health functions and essential public health services with six diverse Bureaus dedicated to protecting and improving the health of all Ohioans. Nursing specific positions used widely within the Division are:
Infectious Disease Control Consultant- Prevent the spread of infection and communicable diseases.
Nurse Education Consultant- Provide in-service training to nurses, support staff, health care facility surveyors, and/or other interested/affected individuals in order that they may provide/ensure professional training and direct care to patients.
Last Updated: 3/25/2011