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HEALTH POLICY ANALYST II

Recruitment #17-002419-0012

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Office of Health Care Quality, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is to protect the health and safety of Maryland's citizens and to ensure that there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems. The mission is accomplished through regulatory, enforcement, and educational activities. OHCQ conducts Medicare and Medicaid internal certification, recertification surveys and complaint investigations (federal activities) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). OHCQ receives federal funding to perform these activities. OHCQ is evaluated by CMS for compliance with specific standards/processes within Medicare's State Operations Manual (SOM) and CMS's annual Mission and Priority Documents (MPD). This position will function as a direct report to the Deputy Director of Federal Programs and evaluates certain healthcare industries statewide including, but not limited to, hospital, clinical and forensics laboratories, end stage renal disease, home health, hospice ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, and intermediate care facilities for individual with intellectual disabilities, in order to develop, design, direct and implement statewide policies, procedures, and process to improve the quality of health care services and enhance regulatory efficiency and effectiveness. The employee analyzes specialized data to ascertain validity, to determine compliance with state regulations, and recommend changes in statewide policies, procedures and processes. This position also evaluates agency performance and develop and implements strategies to enhance organizational productivity and outcomes; develops and implements procedures to ensure consistent utilization of Aspen software; evaluates and analyzes data to develop monthly status reports; and advises deputy director regarding all units' performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

 Notes:

 1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

 2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

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. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.