State of Massachusetts SARP Monitoring Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

The Program Coordinator II supervises, coordinates and monitors operations and activities related to the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) for the Board of Registration in Nursing, within the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure. The Monitoring Coordinator is responsible for oversight of SARP activities, and develops and implements SARP policies, procedures, and guidelines to accomplish SARP objectives and goals, in coordination with the SARP Coordinator.

_Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:_

  • Confers with the SARP Coordinator and Board Executives to determine SARP requirements and availability of resources and to develop criteria and standards for Program evaluation.

  • Maintains the systematic evaluation plan to assess the outcomes of SARP participation.

  • Collaborates with the Board-designated treatment providers and the Board-approved Medical Review Organization (MRO) on all SARP related matters.

  • Provides oversight for phone screening of licensees requesting admission to the SARP to ensure the licensees meet eligibility requirements.

  • Monitors and reviews SARP admissions for applicants who meet specified criteria pursuant to Staff Action Policy, in collaboration with the SARP Coordinator.

  • Monitors and reviews individual paper records and electronic database for all nurses requesting admission to, participating in, and who are terminated, withdrawn or discharged from the SARP.

  • Monitors and reviews licensure status in the BHPL licensure database relative to licensee participation in SARP.

  • Reviews memos to the SARECs regarding the admission, retention, termination and discharge of SARP participants as directed by the SARP Coordinator

  • Reviews notifications and letters utilizing templates, including amendments to Consent Agreements for SARP Participation (CASP).

  • Reviews reports, memos, etc. for completeness, accuracy and content.

  • Advises the SAREC regarding monitoring contract provisions for all SARP applicants and participants.

  • Monitors and reviews SARP participant compliance with CASPs and takes appropriate action upon receipt of evidence of non-compliance and/or relapse, in coordination with the SARP Coordinator.

  • Collaborates with the SARP Coordinator, SARP Office Support Specialist, Complaint Resolution Coordinators, Board Counsel and Prosecutors to ensure timely and appropriate action is taken in the event of a change in license status or authorization to practice of a SARP participant.

  • Collaborates in data collection and analysis on the demographic and educational characteristics of nurses participating in SARP and on the circumstances of their SARP admission requests.

  • Provides support for Board committees, subcommittees and task forces as assigned.

  • Collaborates on special projects and research studies as assigned.

  • Contributes to articles explaining SARP for the Board Newsletter and for other nursing and regulatory publications.

  • Collaborates in the planning and implementation of statewide Board information sessions.

  • In collaboration with the SARP Coordinator, supports the recruitment of qualified SAREC Committee members and substance abuse assessment providers.

  • Provides technical assistance and advice to BHPL staff and others concerning SARP, in order to exchange information, resolve problems and ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and standards.

  • Responds to inquiries from BHPL staff and others to provide information concerning SARP.

  • Provides on the job training and orientation for employees.

  • Develops and implements SARP policies, procedures, and guidelines to accomplish SARP objectives and goals, in coordination with the SARP Coordinator.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

_Qualifications Preferred at Hire:_

  • Knowledge of work simplification methods.

  • Knowledge of the methods used in preparation of charts, graphs and tables.

  • Knowledge of methods of general report writing.

  • Ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, etc. governing assigned unit activities.

  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Ability to gather information by examining records and documents and by questioning individuals.

  • Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures.

  • Ability to determine proper format and procedure for assembling items of information.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records.

  • Ability to give written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

  • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the needs for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

  • Ability to adjust to varying or changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements.

  • Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

_Agency Mission:_*

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

_Total Compensation:_



As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Offer Process:_

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: SARP Monitoring Coordinator

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-239 Causeway Street

Requisition ID: 180005E4