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Recruitment #21-005485-0001




MDH, Hospital Operations, Sykesville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Deputy Director of Hospitals, utilizing operations and clinical expertise, coordinates and monitors the State-wide continuum of hospital services.  Job duties will include: Providing oversight of Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Services within MDH Operations; Planning and developing new service programming; Coordinating Performance Improvement across MDH Operations; Coordinating Utilization Review and Analytics across MDH Operations; Coordinating Staff Development and Training across MDH Operations; and, Providing specialized programmatic, consultative and service to MDH Operations.

This position will oversee nine (9) hospital facilities with over 1,100 beds located throughout the State of Maryland that are licensed and also accredited by The Joint Commission.  This includes: five (5) inpatient psychiatric facilities, including the State's only maximum security psychiatric facility; two (2) Regional Institutes for Children and Adolescents (mental health residential treatment facilities); and two (2) chronic care hospitals.  


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 6 years of professional experience overseeing hospital and/or residential health services and 2 years of supervisory or managerial experience.


Desired candidates should possess the following:

  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree, Medical Doctor (MD) Degree, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, or Master of Health Administration Degree;
  • Prior experience (4 or more years) successfully managing one or more acute care or psychiatric health care facilities accredited by The Joint Commission;
  • Strong management and analytical skills, including the ability to decipher needs and insights from data;
  • Experience developing comprehensive and large-scale reports and presentations for executive level leadership;
  • Experience addressing licensure and accreditation issues at acute care or specialty health care facilities;
  • Extensive knowledge of behavioral health management practices and clinical operations;
  • An advanced knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to acute care and behavioral health care management;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment;
  • Passion for superior clinical outcomes/programs, superior patient satisfaction, and partner relationships; and,
  • Proven ability to instill in teams a drive toward effective and efficient solutions.


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. 

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.

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