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Registered Nurse - Provider Medical Reviewer Specialist

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Registered Nurse - Provider Medical Reviewer Specialist for the Provider Performance Unit.

Under limited supervision, plans, organizes, directs and participates in conducting quality and special reviews of community-based human service delivery programs under contract or letter of agreement with DBHDD. In addition, review DD crisis programs in accordance with Operational and Clinical Standards for Georgia Crisis Response System (GCRS-DD). Responsible for the development and revision of the Community Service Standards for All DD Providers and Operational and Clinical Standards for Georgia Crisis Response System. Serves as liaison to the Healthcare Facility Regulation Division, Department of Community Health and DBHDD Regional Offices. Provide technical assistance to providers based on quality reviews. Serves as a subject matter expert or organization resource and makes recommendations on programmatic and/or operational changes based on reviews. Ability to assess individual medical needs, safety and protection with particular focus on medical issues and medications. Review and evaluate risk management of medical issues to determine viable solutions to maintain the health and safety of the individuals supported.


Note: Extensive statewide travel is routinely required for this position.


Currently filling 3 vacant positions.


A current, unrestricted Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.


One year of professional-level experience in a role which included evaluating DD individuals and their services. Experience in total quality management of services provided to individuals.

Note: Experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, if evaluated as equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates, who in addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, possess the following:

  • A current, unrestricted Georgia license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Experience conducting and evaluating individual services in DBHDD setting (especially in a  Developmental Disability setting).
  • At least two years supervisory experience of staff who provide direct care to individuals is strongly preferred.
  • Professional experience in a physical health facility or community-based setting, such as a physician's office, medical or surgical care facility, public health clinic/program or a crisis stabilization unit.
  • Proficient in computer skills.

Note: Possession of a current Georgia driver's license and use of a car at work are required for employees in this job.


In addition to a competitive salary (), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 16 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located in downtown Atlanta.

A sprawling metropolis of over four million people today, metro Atlanta has the vibrancy of the world’s great urban centers combined with the Southern charm of small town centers such as Roswell and Decatur. Here you’ll find historic sites from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era, as well as world-class shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.

We're located across from Underground Atlanta. Parking is nearby as well as direct access to MARTA's rail and bus system.

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Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: ncnathaniel@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: Registered Nurse - Provider Medical Reviewer Specialist  If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.