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Medical Director- HMOs & Patient Safety

Recruitment #19-004605-0002




MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Columbia, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health that is charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland's health care facilities and community-based programs. OHCQ issues licenses, which authorize the operation of a business in Maryland; recommends certification, which authorizes participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; conducts surveys to determine compliance with State and federal regulations, which set minimum standards for the delivery of care; and educates providers, consumers and other stakeholders.

This position will serve as the Medical Director of OHCQ's Health Maintenance Organizations' (HMO) Quality Assurance efforts, pursuant to Maryland Code Annotated HG 19-705.8. This code requires the Medical Director to be a physician who is licensed in Maryland; board certified in at least one specialty; has experience in primary care and administrative medicine; and has broad knowledge of health maintenance and managed care organizations. This position will oversee the Hospital Patient Safety Program. This position will also conduct surveys in HMOs, hospitals, transplant programs, nursing homes, and other sites, in order to determine compliance with State and federal regulations, as well as standards of care and practice.

In addition, this position will provide clinical oversight to 130 surveyors who conduct licensure, survey and certification activities in 42 industries. Finally, this position will represent OHCQ amongst local and State stakeholders, as well as assist with the education and training of OHCQ staff and stakeholders. These activities directly support OHCQ's mission to protect the health and safety of Marylanders in the health care continuum.


Education: Possession of a degree in Medicine from an accredited college or university.

Experience: As required for certification in an area of medical specialization by an American Medical Association Specialty Board.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Medical Corpsman and Physicians classifications, or Nursing, or Physician and Medical Services and Special Corpsman Officer specialty codes in the medicine field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


1. Applicants must be certified by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in an area of medical specialization.

2. Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of the current license must be attached to the application.


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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



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

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

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

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.