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ESHC : ppm III

PHYSICIAN PROGRAM MANAGER III (4610)
 
PHYSICIAN PROGRAM MANAGER IV (4613)
 
The following is a Class Description.  A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.  Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; specific Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.
 
 
I.                    NATURE OF WORK:
 
This is physician work at the managerial level.  The majority of positions in these classifications are located in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Employees in these classifications supervise or through subordinate supervisors oversee the supervision of all assigned professional, technical and support staff employees.
 
Employees receive managerial supervision from a higher-level administrator or an executive.
 
Levels within this series are differentiated based on the classification method of job evaluation.  Positions in these classifications have the following functions:
 
Physician Program Manager III -   Clinical director of a residential institution or facility;
 
Physician Program Manager IV -   Superintendent of a residential institution or facility.
 
 
II.                 EXAMPLES OF WORK:    (Examples are illustrative only)
 
Establishes and implements medical guidelines, policies, procedures, standards and controls;
Evaluates implementation of programs and coordinates with public and private agencies providing similar services;
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of assigned subordinate personnel;

PHYSICIAN PROGRAM MANAGER III/IV

Formulates policy and coordinates the activities for various services within the program;
Collaborates and consults with physicians in preparation of activity plans and short and long range planning;
Addresses professional and lay groups;
May preside at ward, diagnostic and clinical conferences on appropriate treatment required for specific cases;
May review clinical records of patients to assure their adequacy and proper administration;
May provide consultation and review of the clinical appropriateness of prescribed medications and laboratory tests;
May provide hands-on patient and clinical services;
May provide consultative services in an area of medical specialization;
Performs other related duties.
 
 
III.               GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.
 
Notes:      
1.   Applicants must be licensed and currently registered with the
Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law.  A photocopy of the current registration must be attached to the application.
 
2.    Applicants not yet possessing a license to practice medicine in Maryland but who are eligible for licensure must attach a photocopy of a letter from the Maryland Board of Physicians stating eligibility by reciprocity or endorsement. Applicants will not be appointed until they have received a license from the Maryland Board of Physicians.  The Board may be contacted at 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215.
  

PHYSICIAN PROGRAM MANAGER III/IV

 
3.       Employees in the Physician Program Manager III classification are
subject to substance testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
 
 
DATE Adopted:  July 1, 2004
 
 
Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.
 
 
 
 
APPROVED:   ___________________________________
   Director, Division of Salary Administration
        and Position Classification