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PHYSICIAN PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Perinatal Standards of Care Phys. Spec. (PART-TIME CONTRACTUAL)

Recruitment #21-004605-0007

GRADE

PHY 0005

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has identified infant mortality as a high-priority health issue, and has dedicated significant resources aimed toward reducing persistent infant mortality disparities which exist in the State of Maryland. Since the mid-1990s, Maryland has had a systematic approach toward improving the perinatal system of care and reducing infant mortality by assuring the successful delivery of Very Low Birthweight (VLBW) infants at hospitals with the appropriate level of care.

MDH's Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)'s Morbidity, Mortality, and Quality Review Committee monitors voluntary compliance of level I and II hospitals with the standards. During site visits every three to four years, level I and II hospitals are asked to review all VLBW (<1500 grams) births to determine if any could have been avoided by transfer of the mother to a higher level of care, prior to the delivery. 

This position will work closely with the Bureau Director, as well as with the Reproductive Health Medical Director, to serve as an MDH Site Reviewer and provide consultation both prior to, and after, the site visits. Such consultation will include reviews of the perinatal standards of care, self-needs assessments, and other written materials, including policies, processes, and descriptions of the hospital’s best practices, in order to ensure that the standards are followed. This position is essential to the MCHB's work to provide additional support for voluntary compliance of Level I and II hospitals with the standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Doctorate degree in Medicine from an accredited college or university.

Experience: 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have professional experience as a Physician, specifically as an OB/GYN or Neonatologist.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

2. Applicants for this classification 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.

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. 

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 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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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.