STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BOARD OF NURSING
Class Code: 0375-28 Date Established: 01-01-80
Occupational Code: 7-4-9 Date of Last Revision: 11-08-07
BASIC PURPOSE: To plan, monitor and integrate programs of nursing education and nursing practices in the state.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Screens and evaluates credentials for registered and practical nursing licensure and for legal recognition as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.
· Performs activities related to interpreting, communicating and updating of Board’s rules and regulations.
· Conducts and/or assists with surveys of educational programs and clinical resources.
· Prepares reports of survey visits for Board action.
· Coordinates licensing examinations.
· Develops policies, standards and procedures relative to all areas of nursing practice and nursing education.
· Analyzes annual reports of nursing programs and presents summaries for Board action.
· Develops guidelines pertaining to improving nursing practice competency.
· Conducts workshops and participates on relevant committees.
· Evaluates courses, curricula and self-evaluation reports concerning professional and practical nursing programs as well as establish guidelines for re-entry programs, expanded role and paraprofessional nursing courses.
· Assumes full responsibility for Board and Staff activities during periods of absence of the director.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy, and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organizational goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master’s degree in adult education or nursing from a recognized college or university and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Experience: Six years’ experience in the field of nursing, three years of which must have been in teaching or administration in an approved school of nursing.
License/Certification: Must possess current registered nurse
Preference will be given to candidates who:
a) Possess the ability to demonstrate both computer input and data retrieval skills
b) Have experience with regulatory procedures, and
c) Relate well to all facets of health care
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of nursing theory and practice and its relationship to the needs of a changing health delivery system. Knowledge of nursing administrative practices and procedures. Knowledge of nursing care providers and health care facilities. Ability to evaluate accepted nursing practices and to revise and update standards for the expanded practice role. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with providers and recipients of nursing care, other relevant persons and the public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04