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MHCC CENTER DIRECTOR

Recruitment #23-009267-0001

GRADE

MHCC 0006

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Health Care Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215

MHCC permits telework, consistent with State Policy

Main Purpose of Job

About the MHCC:  The MHCC is an independent regulatory agency that is administratively part of Maryland Department of Health. MHCC plans for health system needs, promotes informed decision-making and increased accountability, and works to improve access to needed health care services by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers, and the public. The Commission’s vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health care system accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation.  The Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development focuses on improving the care provided by health care facilities, bringing together planning, regulation of capital investment, and collection of relevant facilities information.  

Nature Of Work:  This senior management position leads the  Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development (Center). The Center Director  reports directly to the MHCC Executive Director and serves a senior advisor on health planning  to the Commissioners and directs the health planning functions within MHCC.  The Center Director serves as the main point of contact on health planning and health facility utilization issues for Commissioners and public and private sector health and health-related organizations in Maryland, adjacent states, and the Federal government.

About the Center or Health Care Facilities Planning and Development:  The Center is responsible for management of the State Health Plan development and the Certificate of Need (CON) project review processes required to accomplish the Commission’s regulatory oversight responsibilities for health care facilities including acute and special hospitals, certain specialized hospital services such as organ transplant, ambulatory surgery facilities, nursing homes, hospice, and home health. The Center Director is responsible for management, employee supervision, and technical leadership to twenty employees and consultants that operate  in three MHCC divisions in the Center: (1) Long Term Care Policy and Planning (2) Acute Care Policy and Planning; and (3) Certificate of Need.  The Center Director provides overall management and technical leadership for the Health Facilities Planning function, which is operationalized into and the CON programs. 

State Health Plan Development: The Center Director establishes priorities for SHP work, provides advice on policy direction and identifies specific criteria and standards needed for new or updated SHP chapters, provides input on SHP Work Group development, and participates in SHP Workgroups convened by MHCC to gather input on the development and updating of SHP chapters.  As needed the Center Director will  brief the Commissioners on the priorities for SHP updates and provide information on status of SHP updates that are underway.

CON Review:  The Center Director provide executive direction for the review of health care facility projects. The Director serves, as needed, as a leader and/or facilitator at workgroup meetings, pre-application conferences, project status conferences, and other meetings with applicants and interested parties.  Working with the Chief of the Certificate of Need Division and Division project analysts, the Center Director provides guidance on queuing applications for review, assigning projects or elements of project reviews to analysts, assisting in development of questions for applicants, editing draft staff reports and recommendations. When a Commissioner Reviewer is required in contested CON applications, the Center Director provides recommendations on qualification of interested parties, advises the Commissioner Reviewer on developing a decision, and assists the CON Division Chief in directing the work of project analysts in meeting Reviewer expectations. 

The Center Director is responsible for the general executive management of the Center. This includes personnel recruitment and hiring, evaluation of staff performance, assisting in the preparation of Center budgets, assisting in the development of requests for requests for proposals, and directly supervising the work of the Center’s Facility Administrator and Statistician who support the work of all three divisions.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates must possess a master’s degree from an accredited college or university and ten years of relevant administrative or professional experience including five years of health care services planning experience at a management/supervisory level. Strong oral communication and writing skills are required.  This position requires proven management and supervisory abilities and a broad knowledge of health care delivery and financing, market and financial feasibility analysis, and health planning and policy analysis.  Substantive work experience in health care administration or law will receive additional consideration.

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A cover letter and resume must accompany your application.  Cover letter and resume must be uploaded in one document under the resume section of the 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 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.

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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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