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Director, Health Information Services

Recruitment #20-003621-0001




MDH Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function as the Director of Health Information Services at the managerial level of work planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, and evaluating the health records program of Springfield Hospital Center. This position will provide direct supervision of the Health Records Technician Supervisors, direct supervision to the Health Records Technician II, assigned to Central Records, and indirect supervision of all staff assigned to the program. This position will receive supervision from the Clinical Director.

Duties assigned to this position may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans, organizes, and supervises the health record system of the hospital in accordance with the goals of the hospital, the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland and related federal and Joint Commission requirements
  • Participates and supervises the preparation of required statistical reports as required by the Maryland Department of Health, professional services organizations such as HCFA and Joint Commission, and other hospital committees
  • Participates with the Medical Records Committee of the Medical Staff in evaluating the quality of patient care and in developing criteria and methods for such an evaluation
  • Maintains an updated register of all new and revised forms that are part of the permanent medical record
  • Reviews variances found by the Medical Records Committee at the monthly records review and prepares a monthly report with the Chairman of the Medical Records Committee


Education: An Associate of Arts degree in Medical Records Sciences from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience compiling and maintaining health records, to include one (1) year of supervisory responsibility.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute current registration as a Registered Health Information Administrator or as a Registered Health Information Technician by the American Health Information Management Association for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute two years of experience supervising employees engaged in health records processing and maintenance in a health records program for a health care facility or program for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in Medical Record classifications or Patient Administration Specialists and Health Services Management specialty codes in the health records management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience directing the operations of a large hospital (200+ patients) and experience with electronic records systems (planning, organizing, managing health record systems).


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 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

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 and encourage them to apply.

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.