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Recruitment #23-004608-0001


PHY 006


MDH, PHPA, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau seeks a dynamic, strategic, effective, and detailed-oriented Medical Director for the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN) to provide leadership, clinical expertise, programmatic, and policy experience for children and people with special healthcare needs, in order to eliminate disparities and improve outcomes.

The mission of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is to promote and improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families to eliminate inequities and improve outcomes in Maryland. Our initiatives strive to strengthen and support the maternal and child health system of care to ensure the availability and accessibility of high-quality preventive, primary, and specialty care services. 

This position will work closely with the Director of the Office for Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs (OGPSHCN). The position will provide oversight of the newborn screening follow-up program and will review workflows and implement process improvements through a data-driven approach. The position will oversee medical authorization of services provided by the Children's Medical Services Program and develop protocols and processes for programs in the office. The position will provide clinical consultation. The position will provide oversight of the administration of grants (approximately $800,000). 

The position will also lead the office for strategy and action plan development and implementation for people with special health care needs including sickle-cell disorders, emergency preparedness for the MCH population for the Title V application. The position will also serve as the Office’s clinical policy lead for controlled correspondence and during the legislation session by working closely with the Office Director and MCHB policy lead.


Qualified candidates must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university and possess at least five years of experience as a licensed physician working in the field of public health, with three years of experience with maternal/reproductive and/or child and infant populations.  Two years of experience must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.


Desirable candidates should possess the following:
  • Clinical experience with children and youth with special healthcare needs; 
  • Project management experience, including developing work plans and budgets;
  • Experience developing workflows, policies and procedures; and,
  • Experience working with payors.


Applicants for this classification must be licensed and currently registered with the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of the current registration must be attached to the application.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your 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. 

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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