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Recruitment #17-004609-0003




MDH, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position is as a Unit Director with responsibility for direct oversight and management/administration of unit-based activities and the supervision of clinical staff assigned to the unit. The individual will be a fully privileged member of the Medical Staff of Springfield Hospital Center. The position holder must facilitate high quality patient care and ensure best practices are followed through regular attendance at unit morning reports and by monitoring unit functioning through observation of patient/team interactions and review of medical record documentation. This requires 24/7 availability to offer consultation/ recommendations or resolve conflicts. In addition to this ongoing assessment of unit functioning, the position requires the offering of recommendations for improving clinical interventions and providing leadership in maintaining effective team functioning.

This position influences the clinical functioning of the hospital via participation in Medical Staff meetings and service on assigned hospital committees.

The physician is also charged with direct patient care responsibilities (i.e. the duty of evaluating, diagnosing, admitting, treating patients, and making discharge and after-care plans for the patients admitted to the hospital, with the participation of the patients, most commonly of young adult age and middle age, less commonly of geriatric age, and only rarely adolescents on the deaf unit.) All clinical activities and duties are to be carried out in accordance with hospital policies, rules and regulations in accordance with performance improvement goals, and within the fiscal constraints mandated to the hospital. All clinical activities are to be documented in the medical record as required by hospital policies.

The physician supports the mission of the organization through active administrative and direct participation in clinical efforts to provide treatment in a recovery oriented environment. The foundation of a recovery oriented environment is respect and a commitment to safety in the least restrictive manner possible.

Candidate selected for this position may be eligible for loan repayment by applying to the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). For more information regarding SLRP, visit


Requires an MD degree from an accredited college or university, Board Certification in Psychiatry and two years of medical practice as a Psychiatrist, preferably at a supervisory or administrative level.


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. 

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


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

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.