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MHCC PROGRAM MANAGER

Recruitment #19-009273-0002

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Health Care Commission

4160 Patterson Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Care Commission (Commission) is an independent State agency responsible for planning for health system needs and promoting informed decision-making by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost and quality of health care services to policymakers, purchasers, providers and the public. The Commission is seeking to fill a Program Manager position within its Center for Health Information Technology & Innovative Care Delivery (Center).

The Center is responsible for advancing the implementation of health information technology (electronic health records, health information exchange, telehealth, and electronic data interchange), and practice transformation to shift the focus from quantity of care delivered to improved health outcomes and coordinated care delivery. The Center seeks an enthusiastic professional able to thrive in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous, results-driven organization. This individual guides the evolution of health information technology and innovative care delivery initiatives using creative and well developed interpersonal skills. A strong understanding of health information technology and practice transformation best practices is required. This individual collaborates with various technical, clinical, and operations staff in developing initiatives based on existing knowledge, skills, and experience. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Maryland Health Care Commission's website to learn more about initiatives of the Center: http://mhcc.maryland.gov/mhcc/pages/hit/hit/hit.aspx and http://mhcc.maryland.gov/mhcc/pages/apc/apc/apc.aspx.

The Program Manager provides a wide range of duties in the development and implementation of policies, programs and activities in support of the Center goals. Key responsibilities for position include:

  • Writing, editing, and modifying Center documents, such as policy/legislative reports, procedure guides/manuals, presentations, and information briefs;
  • Assisting with research, program development, and completion of multiple special projects in support of requests from regulatory agencies, contracted agencies, or other external organizations; including timeline development and maintenance, and coordinating activities;
  • Serving as staff to stakeholder workgroups facilitated by the Center;
  • Reviewing policy reports, federal and state laws, industry publications, and other related information on health IT and practice transformation activities nationally; and,
  • Participating in health care related events throughout the State and making stakeholders presentations.

Additional responsibilities of the Program Manager in project management include:

  • Managing regulatory programs and monitoring regulatory compliance;
  • Assisting with development of procurement requests, evaluating proposals, and contract monitoring; and,
  • Assisting in the development of policies and in drafting regulations.

 The position requires the individual to have a strong interest in analysis and policy aimed at maximizing value in health care delivery through better health outcomes and lower costs. The ideal candidate must have the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • The ability to work with moderate supervision, both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing capabilities and the ability to present complex information concisely to a variety of audiences with attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet established deadlines and work in a deadline driven Center;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; • Some knowledge of statistics and software, SAS preferred;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and have advance knowledge in Excel and Access; and,
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with coworkers, clients, members, providers, and customers.

Candidate may be asked to demonstrate certain skills through an assessment administered by the Commission. Individuals selected for an interview are expected to familiarize themselves with Center initiative listed on the website. Applicants that are selected for an interview must demonstrate knowledge of the Center's initiatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.  A Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public policy or closely related field will substitute for one year of the required experience.  A Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related filed may be substituted for two years of the required experience. 

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume and cover letter must accompany your 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. 

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 that 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 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.

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.