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Recruitment #19-002148-0003




Maryland Department of Health, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Psychological Services administers and directs the Psychological Service Department at Springfield Hospital Center. The position develops standards, participates in strategic planning, evaluates staff performance, recruits staff, makes assignments and has responsibility for training programs. As expert in psychological issues, the Director of Psychological Services consults with hospital leadership and clinical departments, designs and develops new programs and acts as a technical expert.  This position will support the mission of the organization through active participation in clinical efforts to provide psychological evaluation and treatment in recovery oriented environment. The foundation of a recovery oriented environment is respect and commitment to safety in the least restrictive manner possible.

The Director of Psychological Services will:

  • Provide leadership and management of the operations of the Department of Psychological Services;
  • Constantly evaluate processes and policies related to the Department of Psychological Services to maximize the efficiency and efficacy of the department;
  • As expert in psychological issues, assess needs of patients hospital wide and design and develop special programs to enhance patient functioning;
  • Serve as Chief Psychological Consultant to the Clinical Director and CEO; and,
  • Participates in the assessment and maintenance of compliance with TJC/CMS standards related to Provision of Care, Treatment, and Service. 


Qualified candidates must possess a Doctorate degree in a Psychology field acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists and five (5) years of experience rendering psychological services, including three years post-doctorate clinical experience and two years of supervisory experience. 

The incumbent must obtain a current Maryland license to practice as a Psychologist from the Board prior to appointment. 


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



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

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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.