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Recruitment #22-004262-0007




653 W. Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for the designation of Perinatal referral centers and the ongoing compliance by these center with COMAR 30.08.


Directs program and conducts the designation process for designation/re-verification of the Perinatal Referral Centers. This includes consistent/ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the designated Perinatal Centers and coordination of the Perinatal QIC as mandated to MIEMSS under COMAR 30.08

  • Monitors budget and program spending accountability as related to the Perinatal designation/re-verification program

  • Prepares regulation amendments as required, to maintain Perinatal Referral Center Standards of Care and compliance with DHMH and other State advisory bodies

  • Represents MIEMSS on issues related to Perinatal Care at various meetings, conferences and training programs

  • Coordinates the application process for designation and re-verification as directed by COMAR 30.08

  • Reviews and process all applications from the hospitals requesting designation/re-verification as a Perinatal Center

  • Supports, monitor and acts as a primary consultant to Perinatal site survey teams

  • Selects and provides direction to site visits during the Perinatal designation/re-verification process

  • Prepares site survey reports for the MIEMSS Executive Director with the time frame cited in COMAR 30.08

  • Generates reports that summarize the hospital site visit findings and Perinatal referral centers ongoing compliance with COMAR

  • Monitors all issues on non-compliance and when necessary of directed provides accountability review and outcomes

Monitors and provides ongoing oversight for Perinatal/neonatal care quality management activities and performance improvement issues

  • Monitors and evaluates compliance with the State Perinatal/Neonatal system standards and regulations through comprehensive data analysis using various components including the Perinatal registry database and other appropriate resources and reviews, analyzes and conducts complaint investigations

  • Develop and implement an electronic registry compromised of statewide Perinatal patient care data

  • Utilize Perinatal data registry to monitor compliance with COMAR and standards of practice

  • Coordinates and staffs the Maryland Perinatal QIC and Sub Committees

  • Monitors mortality and morbidity data and report findings related to any and all maternal deaths occurring in a designated Perinatal Referral Center

  • Reports findings of deficiencies and non-compliance with program protocol, on behalf of MIEMSS, to EMS Board, & Secretary of DOH, or designee

Under direction of the CHIEF, Health Facilities and Special Programs, participates as a member of the department in departmental initiatives and fulfills department requirements

  • Attends and participates in staff meetings

  • Provides weekly work schedule and travel itinerary to Chief, Health Facilities and Special Programs

  • Provides program updates and actively engages in program development issues and initiatives 

Coordinates/Addresses all issues related to the Perinatal/Neonatal Program with various agencies, departments, facilities, committees, etcetera

  • Collaborates with DOH to resolve any potential problems with Level I and Level II hospitals as they related to Perinatal/neonatal issues

  • Maintains liaison with various agencies, department, facilities, committees, etcetera as needed to address Perinatal system issues

Investigates all alleged COMAR related non-compliance issues or violations as associated to the Perinatal Referral Centers and makes recommendations to the CHIEF, Health Facilities and Special Programs, MIEMSS Executive Director and when directed, to the EMS Board

  • Monitors all program reports and site visit findings

  • Monitors patients transferred using recorded eMEDS reports of referrals based on the level of care needed and the level of designation of the receiving hospital

  • Consult with MIEMSS Office of the Attorney General to prepare reports and makes recommendations for improvements/regulatory compliance to Chief, Health Facilities and Special Programs, MIEMSS Executive Director and when directed, to the EMS Board

  • As needed, the Director of Perinatal Programs will work closely with the State Office of Commercial Ambulance Licensing & regulations as it relates to the transport of high risk mothers and infants

  • When available, the Director of Perinatal Programs will participate in the Level I and Level II perinatal site surveys conducted by the Bureau Maternal and Child Health at DOH. .


Education:   A Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experiences as a Registered Nurse including two years of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


  • Experience coordinating Perinatal referral center designation/re-verification center

  • Experience monitoring and providing ongoing oversight for Perinatal/neonatal care quality management activities and performance improvement issues


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.





The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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.

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