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Recruitment #23-003621-0001






MDH Western Maryland Hospital Center, Hagerstown MD


This main purpose of this position is to plan, develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate the health records program for the Western Maryland Hospital Center. Employees in this class directly supervise Health Records Technician Supervisors and indirectly supervise all staff assigned to the program. This position includes directing the management and maintenance of the health records system for the facility in accordance with the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland and all related federal requirements. This position also serves as the facility’s Chief Data Officer and maintains a data inventory system in collaboration with the Executive and Senior Leadership and is responsible for the preparation and completion of external reports to ensure the integrity and validity of released data and information. The Chief Data Officer is designated as the facility’s HIPAA Compliance Officer with oversight of patient/resident protected and sensitive information.


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

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

Notes1. 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.


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.

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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