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Recruitment #18-006810-0001




MDH, Deer's Head Hospital Center, Salisbury, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide administrative direction for medical staff and overall coordination of medical care for patients/residents, to provide direct medical care to some patients/residents as attending physician, and to provide administrative direction to the Deer's Head Hospital Center Laboratory. The job of medical director plays a pivotal role in fulfilling the mission of Deer's Head Hospital Center to provide for the health care needs for the chronically ill, disable citizens who are not otherwise served in the private sector. Responsible for compliance with regulations of federal, state and accrediting agencies. Serves as key member of Leadership Council/Governing Body.


Requires a MD degree, Board Certification and two years of medical practice preferably at a supervisory or administrative level.  Five years of medical practice may be substituted for the Board Certification.  Maryland License to practice medicine required prior to appointment.


Board Certification preferred in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.  Previous experience as a leader in a chronic rehab facility is desired.  Critical non-clinical Skills and knowledge necessary for success include: Proactive leadership style that actively pursues process improvements and quality measurable patient outcomes; Open and collaborative communication style; Ability to clearly define needed outcomes to non-medical staff, patients and family; Clear understanding and application of TJC standards to DHHC; working knowledge of the Office of Health Care Quality; and, Ability to prioritize and manage both self and staff in a complex environment.


1. Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of the current license must be attached to the application.

2. Applicants must be certified by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in an area of medical specialization.


This is a Management Service position, and 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. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only 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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.