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Director of Nursing of Critical Care Services

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Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044
Day Shift

The Director of Nursing for Critical Care Services is responsible and accountable to the Vice President, Nursing/CNO for the overall operation of units under his/her direction. The Director advocates for and allocates available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe, and compassionate nursing care based on current standards of practice. They promote shared decision-making and professional autonomy by providing input (their own) and that of their staff into executive-level decisions, and by keeping staff informed of executive-level activities and vice versa. The Director coordinates activities between defined areas and provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise. They facilitate an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships among nursing personnel and others. He/She serves as a link between nursing personnel and other healthcare disciplines and workers throughout the organization and within the healthcare community. The Director has major responsibility for the implementation of the mission, vision, philosophy, core values, evidence-based practice, and standards of the organization, and nursing services within their defined areas of responsibility. Other responsibilities vary depending on the size and function of the unit(s) he/she manages.


  • Graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing.

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or related field required (i.e., health care administration, or business administration). If a Master’s degree is not in nursing, one must hold a BSN.

  • Qualified applicants can be placed in the position if they hold a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and agree to complete a Master’s degree in nursing or a related field. Steady progress toward degree completion is defined as a minimum of 9 credits per calendar year from the time they begin coursework. A minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience in a health care setting is required of which at least three (3) years must include administrative and supervisory responsibilities or equivalent in education and experience.


  • Current licensure as a registered nurse by the State of Maryland.

  • Must maintain current CPR certification.

  • Nationally recognized certification in nursing administration and/or an appropriate specialty preferred (e.g. NE-BC, NEA-BC, CCRN).

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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