The Maryland Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is currentlyseeking a Chief Medical Examiner. The Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland worksunder the direction of the Post Mortem Examiners Commission (PMEC) and is responsible for theinvestigation of all unattended and non-natural deaths within the State of Maryland.
Maryland Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Baltimore, MD
Established in 1939 as the nation's first statewide medical examiner system, the acclaimed OCME ofMaryland is a supportive agency with a strong institutional culture and a commitment to excellence.Serving 6 million residents throughout the State of Maryland, the OCME is NAME accredited and hasbeen continuously for 30 years. The legislature and administration are deeply committed tomaintaining this accreditation. In support of this accreditation, the legislature spent $54 million in2009 on the construction of the stand-alone 120,000 OCME facility located on the University ofMaryland's medical campus. The office is well equipped with updated technology that includes CTand LODOX® imaging, a histology laboratory, and an in-house toxicology laboratory that maintains anapproximate 1 week turn around time.
The OCME is staffed with 91 full-time in house staffand 111 part-time staff. The forensic pathologyteam includes the Chief Medical Examiner, twoDeputy Chief Medical Examiners, 16 AssistantMedical Examiners and 6 ACGME accreditedfellowship positions.
Death scene investigations are performed by theforensic investigative team, comprised ofseventeen Baltimore City forensic investigatorslocated on-site at the OCME, and eighty-ninecounty forensic investigators. The forensicpathologists are supported by 15 autopsy assistants.
The OCME has multiple consultants includingneuropathology, eye pathology, cardiovascularpathology, radiology, odontology, andanthropology. Other specialist services are availablethrough a partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The OCME assists in training pathology residents from six local programs and supports the rotationsof medical students and pathology assistant students.
The Maryland OCME houses the celebrated Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, which areteaching dioramas created by forensics pioneer Frances Glessner Lee. These dioramas are recreated"crime scenes" in miniature that are still utilized as a training tool for detectives. Just down the hall istheir life-sized counterpart, the Scarpetta House. This one large room holds a simulation of a fiveroom home, including outside area that is used to train forensic investigators by staging deathscenes.
Described as "America in miniature," Maryland has varied geography; mountains in the west to theocean in the east, from rural communities to urban centers, ensuring a stimulating variety ofinteresting cases to investigate.
Maryland is ideally situated in the Mid-Atlantic area, easily accessible to Philadelphia, New York, andthe District of Columbia, and features superb quality of life options, attractions, and activities.Affectionately known as Charm City, Baltimore is a culturally diverse community with professionalsports teams, museums, fine dining and ethnic cuisine, live musical and theatrical performances, anda variety of cultural institutions. Maryland is a great place to raise a family, with excellent schoolsystems, colleges and universities. An abundance of varying housing is available from downtownwaterfront condos to suburban and rural settings all within a reasonable commute, however, there isno requirement for OCME employees to reside in the state.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Qualified candidates must possess a degree in medicine from an accredited college or university (M.D. or D.O.)
Must be board certified in anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology at the time of appointment and must maintain certification while holding the title
Must possess Maryland medical licensure or be eligible for medical licensure in Maryland
Qualified candidates must also possess senior level management or comparable experience in the field of Forensic Pathology
Knowledge of the rules, local regulations, agency policies and procedures of the OCME
Leadership and practical skills in fiscal and budgetary management
Experience maintaining an exceptional level of quality assurance
Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology
Experience coordinating and managing different departments
Proven skill in working in a fast- paced environment
Strong leadership skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships
Experience handling high profile cases
Experience working with interdisciplinary agencies (law enforcement, health care professionals, legal professionals, funeral homes, and government officials)
Operate with integrity and respect for colleagues
Strong interpersonal skills with successful management of conflict resolution
Successful team builder
Commitment to expectations of professionalism and excellence from staff
Maintain focus under pressure
This is an Executive level position as serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. A resume must accompany your 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.
Full medical, vision, dental, and prescription benefits (including children up to the age of 26)
Flex spending Accounts, Deferred Compensation, State Pension
Annual, Personal, Holiday, Sick and Compensatory Time leave
Life insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Accidental Death Benefits
Free parking at the facility
Free Light Rail and bus transportation for State of Maryland Employees
In house research opportunities
Adjunct faculty positions and research opportunities at the University of Maryland Medical School and Graduate School and other Universities with access to their facilities
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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