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HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION INTERNSHIP

HEALTH POLICY ANALYST, ASSOCIATE

Recruitment #18-002417-0005

Introduction

The State of Maryland has entered into a Total Cost of Care (TCOC) All-Payer Model agreement with the Federal Government which will begin in January 2019. The Model is designed to coordinate care for patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings, improve health outcomes, and constrain the growth of health care costs in Maryland. A key element of the Model is the development of a voluntary Maryland Primary Care Program, (MDPCP) intended to support the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state. The MDPCP is intended to support the state’s overall health care transformation and allow primary care clinicians to play a vital role in prevention, management of chronic disease, and reduction of potentially avoidable utilization.  

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is working closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to establish the MDPCP. The Program Management Office within the MDH is responsible for designing and implementing this innovative health care transformation program.

The MDPCP internship is an opportunity for highly motivated students and professionals to learn and contribute to health care transformation in Maryland. Short and long-term stints will be considered.

GRADE

Unpaid Internship

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Maryland Primary Care Program, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Internship will allow student and professionals to join the Program Management Office and provide key contributions to the development of the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP). Depending on the individual's skillset, each internship will be customized to maximize the individual's opportunity to learn and gain valuable work experience.

This position will provide a variety of support to the PMO staff to include

  • recruiting and outreach,
  • health IT and data analytics,
  • care management and care coordination,
  • legislation and regulation,
  • procurement,
  • practice transformation assistance,
  • quality management,
  • federal reporting, and;
  • program analyses.

Specific tasks may include the following:

  • Data analyses for the MDPCP Annual report,
  • Development of practice resources and data comparison tools,
  • Presentation development,
  • Practice transformation strategy and technical assistance scripts,
  • Legislation drafting,
  • Communication to program participant,
  • Drafting content for newsletters, eblasts, and other communications,
  • Managing contact distribution lists,
  • Updates to public-facing website,
  • Recruiting analyses,
  • Data analyses to identify priority provider groups for outreach,
  • Mapping practice locations throughout state,
  • Conference and meeting logistics,
  • Educational materials on Advanced Payment Models, Program Guides, etc; and,
  • Fielding and tracking questions from participants

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

    Experience: One year of experience performing qualitative or quantitative analysis.

    Note:

     Eighteen (18) credit hours towards a Master’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Policy or closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.

    DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates should possess:

    • Computer Skills: MS Office programs, Google Drive programs, Mapping applications (e.g., ArcGIS), statistical software programs, CRM software (e.g., Salesforce)
    • Technical Skills: Data aggregation and tabulation
    • Other Skills: Scheduling, summarizing meetings, interpersonal communications, multi-tasking, web/marketing, writing; presenting

    The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience in the health care field and be highly motivated to contribute to implementing health care innovation in Maryland. Candidate should be knowledgeable about health care transformation such as value-based payment, primary care, health and hospital systems, and trends in the delivery of heatlh care. Knowledge of the provider landscape in Maryland including primary care practices, hospitals, and Accountable Care Organizations is highly desired.

    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

    Interested applicants must meet the job requirements as stated above in order to be considered.  Apply on line by the closing date, and must upload a CV and resume. Upon selection, intern will be required to sign an agreement and provide proof of intern credit.

    Full consideration will be given to all qualified candidates for internship placement without regard to race, religion, color, political affiliation or opinion, marital status, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, genetic information, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling (410)767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Services 1-800-735-2258. 

    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.