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Psychiatrist Clinical, MDH Rural

Unit Psychiatrist

Recruitment #19-009040-0001


INDV 0015


MDH/Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will consist of the advanced level of work which provides psychiatric clinical services to patients who are mentally or chronically ill, developmentally disabled, or in need of medical and preventive services (i.e. evaluation, treatment, discharge, and after-care planning). This position requires certification by the American Medical Association Specialty Board in the specialty of Psychiatry.

The Physician Clinical Specialist receives general supervision from a Physician Program Manager III and is responsible for patients assigned by the Clinical Director to an acute 20-bed Psychiatric Patient Unit and/or the 16-bed Alternative Living Unit at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center.  

Finally, this position provides guidance and direction to other clinical and treatment staff, such as nurses, psychologists, social workers, and direct care staff members who provide residential care. 


Education: Possession of a degree in Medicine from an accredited college or university.


Experience: As required for certification in an area of medical specialization by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in Psychiatry.


Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Medical Corpsman and Physicians classifications, or Nursing, or Physician and Medical Services, and Special Corpsman Officer specialty codes in the medicine field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.


1. Applicants must be certified by an American Medical Association Specialty Board in an area of Psychiatry.

2. Applicants must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians to practice medicine under Maryland State Law. A copy of a current Maryland medical license and board certification should be attached to the application.


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing, in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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, at 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.