Overview

This full time contractual position will be responsible for reviewing and making determinations on prospective provider applications to become qualified service providers under the DDA HCBS waivers. This position will also review renewal applications for licensed and certified providers. Provider Services staff will provide extensive technical assistance to Providers, Coordination of Community Services agencies, and other stakeholders pertaining to provider-related health and safety concerns. Extensive collaboration and coordination with the Office of Health Care Quality to ensure compliance with DDA regulations is also necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in health services, one year must have been in the Developmental Disabilities option.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the Developmental Disabilities option must be as follows: professional work related to the support services and programs for developmentally disabled clients.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate should have experience/knowledge of the DDA Home and Community-Based Services Waivers; experience utilizing the waivers, policies, regulations to review and make determinations on prospective provider applications and annual renewal applications; experience conducting site inspections to facilitate the licensing of individual provider sites; experience providing technical assistance to stakeholders; and excellent written and oral skills.

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About Maryland Department of Health

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, 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.