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Program Manager, Newborn Screening Follow-Up and CCHD

Recruitment #23-004263-0002




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)'s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all women, newborns, children, and adolescents in Maryland. MCHB programs and activities strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health infrastructure, in addition to ensuring the availability and accessibility of preventive and primary care services for women, children, and adolescents.

This position will lead the Newborn Screening (NBS) Follow-Up and Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Program in MCHB's Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN). This program works closely with the State Newborn Screening Laboratory to provide a core public health service with direct and time-sensitive impacts on the health of Maryland’s infants. In particular, this program provides follow-up services on abnormal newborn screening results which are reported to the program by the Newborn Screening Laboratory, including critical results which require immediate action.

Each baby born in Maryland (approximately 70,000 babies) is tested for more than 50 hereditary and congenital disorders. Abnormal results are reviewed and evaluated for the appropriate intervention to resolve the case. This nursing position will utilize clinical knowledge and judgment to oversee the follow-up process. This position will also train and supervise program staff members, as well as provide direct follow-up services which consist of consultation to the baby’s care provider, parent(s), and referral centers, in order to facilitate rapid definitive diagnosis and initiation of treatment. 

Additionally, this position will oversee and conduct the reporting of unsatisfactory newborn screening specimens to submitter/provider offices. This position will also oversee and conduct educational efforts to improve specimen collection. Furthermore, this position will oversee Statewide CCHD screening in Maryland’s birthing hospitals, while monitoring compliance and providing educational and technical assistance for CCHD screening. Finally, this position will participate as a non-voting member of the State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, along with serving as a resource and liaison to the Council. 


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

Experience: Five years of experience as a Registered Nurse, including three 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. 


The desired candidate should have experience monitoring and overseeing grants and/or contracts, including agreements with external vendors. The desired candidate should also have experience planning budgets, including supervising the preparation of a budget.

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience conducting literature reviews and analyzing policies and best practices, in regards to the health of children who have special health care needs.


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 which 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.


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 uploadIf 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

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.

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