The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) is the agency within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) charged with monitoring the quality of care in Maryland’s health care facilities and community-based programs. OHCQ is an agent of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and is the designated State survey agency in Maryland. OHCQ issues licenses, authorizing the operation of a business in Maryland; recommends certification to CMS, authorizing participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; conducts surveys to determine compliance with State and federal regulations; and provides technical assistance to licensees, consumers, and other stakeholders.
The Deputy Director of Long Term Care is responsible for the unit that oversees the quality of care in Maryland’s nursing homes. This position will oversee policies, procedures, and processes; address and resolve complex internal personnel issues; manage the budget and procurement requests; review and propose Maryland regulations and statutes; direct the strategic planning process; and monitor the unit’s performance measures. This position will recommend appropriate enforcement remedies; serve as the Executive Director’s designee in informal dispute resolution conferences; and provide testimony in administrative hearings. This position periodically participates as a surveyor to conduct licensure, certification, and survey activities in licensed and unlicensed health care facilities or programs on behalf of MDH and CMS. These activities directly support OHCQ’s mission to protect the health and safety of Marylanders in the health care continuum.
The Deputy Director of Long Term Care must understand the complexities of the health care spectrum as it intersects with long term care facilities.
Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least five years of managerial experience in the field of health care, public health, human services or related field.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The following qualifications are preferred but not required:
Prior experience in the Long Term Care field or with Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).
Experience managing a large unit.
Strong leadership experience.
Strong knowledge of nursing home regulations.
Experience in regulatory oversight.
All resumes/applications must be submitted online by the closing date.
Apply to Recruitment#: 21-005479-0005
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The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides health care services through State programs, local health departments, State-run hospitals and residential centers, and contracts with private-sector health care providers. MDH can be divided into four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, the MDH has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, research, and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. MDH employs over 6,500 individuals with a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities.