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Clinical Nurse Consultant – Children's Medical Services

This position is funded by a federal grant and is subject to available grant funds.

Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations. 

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position. 

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we're seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Clinical Nurse Consultant- Children's Medical Services with the Maternal and Child Health Unit under the Division of Health Promotion.
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Under broad supervision, provides technical assistance and training within a public health nursing care specialty. Manages the planning and implementation of a specialty nursing program. Evaluates programs for compliance with state and/or federal guidelines. Acts as a lead worker on projects and/or programs.

Job Responsibilities:


The Clinical Nurse Consultant will be responsible for training facilitation, protocol development, technical assistance, and support for public health nursing staff responsible for providing services to infants, children and adolescents receiving preventive care screenings and well child assessments, as well as care coordination services provided through the Children’s Medical Services program.

The Nurse Consultant will utilize:
  • The Children’s Medical Services Policies and Procedures Program Manual and applicable Georgia Department of Community Health service authorization policies and procedures as guidance for supporting program care coordination efforts, authorizing medical services and health care provider coordination.
  • Georgia Department of Public Health’s Child Health Nurse Protocols, American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents and the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Policy and Procedures for Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services (EPSDT) Health Check as frameworks for establishing and maintaining training components, technical assistance and policy and procedures development for preventive care screenings and well child assessments.
  • This position reports to the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Director within the Maternal and Child Health Section of the Department’s Health Promotion Division.


•  Provides staff development including orientation, in-service training, workshops, and continuing education for public health nursing staff responsible for administering the Children’s Medical Services (CMS) program preventive care screenings and well child assessments.
•  Reviews, monitors, and ensures compliance with assigned program area's policies and procedures to ensure appropriate use of programmatic funds. Review to include programmatic forms, progress notes and supplemental documentation.
•  Reviews applicable Georgia Medicaid policies and procedures for updates and communicating changes to the Maternal and Child Health Section, Office of Nursing, and district nursing staff.
•  Serve as the Contracts Business Owner for the Maternal and Child Health Section Medical Consultant. The MCH Medical Consultant is responsible for child health protocol revisions, clinical consultation and conducting trainings for public health nurse staff. 
•  Serve as lead for the Child Health Standard Nurse Protocols Clinical Review Team to ensure the bi-annual revisions of the Child Health Nurse Protocols. Also responsible for collaborating with the Office of Nursing to facilitate meetings, presentations, and trainings for the Child Health Nurse Protocols revision process. The Georgia Child Health Nurse Protocols pertain to health supervision for infant, child and adolescent health, anticipatory guidance, preventive care screening and treatment guidelines. 
•  Responsible for developing guidance documents, resources, and training materials to support the Children’s Medical Services program and Health Check services (preventive care screenings and well child assessments).
•  Conducts needs assessment for public health staff and develop trainings based on identified needs assessment and survey results.
•  Coordinate with the DPH Office of Nursing on training requirements. Facilitate and/or coordinate trainings for public health staff via videoconference or onsite in locations across the state. 
•  Assists with monitoring and assessing and evaluating program to determine compliance with state and/or federal guidelines and progress in meeting established goals.
•  Assists with emergency preparedness activities when requested by the Department’s Emergency Operations Center
•  Assists with developing policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for the program.
•  Assists with developing long- and short-term objectives and plans for the program.
•  Researches and recommends best practices.
•  Reviews and interprets state and federal regulations related to the program.
•  Prepares documents, materials, and presentations for meetings.
•  Serves on workgroups, committees and stakeholder groups as requested.
•  Develops documents for payment of expenditures and program expenses.
•  Performs other assignments as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health or related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of PHN experience
Three years at the lower level (HCP211) or position equivalent AND Current Georgia Professional Nurse license AND CPR certified
Bachelor's degree Nursing from an accredited college or university AND Five years of PHN experience AND Current Georgia Professional Nurse license AND CPR certified.