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MDPCP PROJECT LEAD

HSCRC ASSISTANT CHIEF - FULL TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #20-009254-0001

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health, Program Management Office, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate program operations, communications with external stakeholders, quality and data activities, development of program materials, and monitoring completion of priority activities in the PMO. Completion of this work is critical to the operations and financial infrastructure support of Primary Care Services in MDPCP practices in the State. The position is also responsible for coordinating recruitment and onboarding activities of potential program participants.

Duties of the Project lead include the following:

Operations: 

  • Plans, coordinates and staffs meetings with federal partners, state agencies, and other stakeholders. Takes meeting notes, works with internal team and external stakeholders to ensure action items are completed and follow through is executed, and performs other related duties.
  • Monitors and ensures completion of processes such as the CTO Arrangement and Comparison Tool including checking pairings, disseminating and collecting arrangements, and updating the comparison tool.
  • Monitors weekly list of priorities and ensures completion by following up with responsible PMO members.
  • Develops and coordinates project plans for ongoing, larger scale projects, as assigned (e.g., social needs resource directory). Follows up with internal team members and external partners to ensure completion of deliverables.
  • Participates in weekly CMMI operations meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Recruiting, Communications, Onboarding & Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Supports recruitment and onboarding of practices via public communications and stakeholder events, including setting up and running webinars and in-person events such as regional provider presentations.  
  • Maintains the calendar of recruiting and outreach events and works closely with the MDPCP Coordinator. 
  • Coordinates the development and dissemination of externally-facing information about the MDPCP through email distributions, handouts, webinars, in-person presentations, publications and other similar methods of communication. Communications may include recruitment materials for eligible practices, program updates for current participants, and information for patients and the general public. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

CRISP and Quality

  • Coordinates quality reporting solution for MDPCP including coordinating process and materials for submission to CMS in partnership with CRISP and other external stakeholders. 
  • Works closely with MDPCP leadership, PMO HIT Lead, and analyst to develop documentation and review quality measures, benchmarking, and reporting solutions in partnership with CMS and other external stakeholders.
  • Works closely with PMO HIT Lead to coordinate development and implementation of claims data solution with CRISP including holding CRISP to deadlines, working with their lead contacts, and ensuring PMO is regularly updated on status of tools. 
  • Coordinates and escalates issues in collaboration with CRISP Outreach team to PMO leadership - attends meetings, documents notes and action items and ensures follow up occurs.
  • Coordinates and documents CRISP Track 2 requirements in collaboration with CMS, PMO and CRISP.
  • Monitors project status and budget for CRISP Tools and quality solution.
  • Work directly with PMO HIT Lead.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning System

  • Works closely with PMO Learning Lead to ensure project management of learning events including a detailed calendar, responsibilities, and development of materials.
  • Coordinates with the PMO Learning Lead and CMS, as appropriate.
  • Triages learning questions from the Connect Site and other CMS outreach.
  • Other duties as assigned

The State of Maryland entered into a Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model contract with the Federal Government beginning in January 2019 that is designed to coordinate care for patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings, improve health outcomes, and constrain the growth of health care costs in Maryland. A key element of the model is the development of the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) The MDPCP is a voluntary program open to all eligible Maryland primary care practices designed to support the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state. The MDPCP will support the overall health care transformation in Maryland and allow primary care practices to play a more integrated and powerful role in prevention, management of chronic disease, and assuring care is provided in the most efficient and effective setting in the community.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public policy or closely related field will substitute for one year of the required experience. Researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.  

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.  Please upload the cover letter and resume together in one file under the resume section of 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.

 

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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.