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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER II

QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Recruitment #18-003235-0042

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Worcester County Health Department, Planning Unit, Snow Hill, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This is a leadership position at the Worcester County Health Department. The main purpose of this position will be to manage the quality assurance program, complex statistical reports and strategic plans to ensure they are written to: improve the public health, enhance partnership, optimize the use of scarce resources and maintain the quality and appropriateness of health services in Worcester County. This position will also work to develop procedures for improved services, coordination and expansion of existing services and development of new services. This person will also operate to meet the mission of the program to ensure there is a culture of quality improvement throughout the agency by: coordinating the monitoring, evaluation and/or improvement of Public Health functions of the Worcester County Health Department.

This is done by coordinating all activities needed to assure accreditation by The Joint Commission (TJC); creating and updating Health Department dashboard data reports, quality indicators, and outcome indicators; acting as liaison between practitioners, and IT technicians for assuring the integrity of both the data and medical record; assisting in strategic planning ; reviewing and interpreting data; developing databases for tracking; managing multiple projects and deadlines; drafting reports, grants, and documents technically appropriate to the purpose of the documents; training staff (and others) in techniques, tools, and data to use; providing the public health perspective to data management; and creating reports that visually aid the reader in interpreting and understanding the data. The technical skills of this person will be used by both internal and external customers, as the Administrative Officer II maintains liaison and cooperative relationships with a variety of public and private agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Two years experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate for this position will possess:

  • experience with The Joint Commission and/or Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation activities
  • experience with data analytics, particularly in a healthcare setting

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.