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Clinical Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Clinical, MDH Central

Recruitment #21-009281-0005


Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center is a maximum-security psychiatric hospital, and is part of the Maryland Department of Health. We provide a comprehensive program for the evaluation and treatment of mental illness, with emphasis on assessment, treatment and recovery. The hospital program is structured to facilitate recovery through a graduated release process that begins in maximum security and culminates in release to the community.

Ours is a collegial team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses and Clinical Pharmacists, working together to provide excellent patient centered care. The State adheres to COVID protocols ensuring safety of our staff and patients.

The State offers excellent benefits including vision, health, dental, 12 paid holidays, leave, 401K and state pension.


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Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center
8450 Dorsey Run Road
Jessup, MD 20794


This Forensic Psychiatrist provides the full performance level of clinical psychiatric services to patients suffering from behavioral health care issues who need inpatient treatment.  This position provides oversight, develops, implements and consults on individualized patient treatment plans based on assessments and diagnoses.  This position provides psychotherapy for patients as a treatment modality that effects an emotional, cognitive and behavioral change and addresses problems which prompted or perpetuates hospitalization.

This position also participates in regular plan reviews, patient care monitoring, and treatment team meetings;  advises health care support staff of appropriate treatment techniques needed for individual cases; and prescribes medications and treatments as indicated by diagnoses. This position analyzes reports and findings to determine patients’ progress and adjusts treatment plan according, provides quality record documentation, and meets with patients and their families to discuss treatment plans and address concerns.  This position performs other duties assigned as needed.

This position is required to participate in 24/7 on call psychiatric coverage on a monthly basis.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Physicians under the licensing requirements for Physicians.

Experience: As required for certification In Psychiatry by the American Medical Association Specialty Board or other Board approved by the Maryland Board of Physicians.


The desired candidate will have:

  • Past experience in adult psychiatry and knowledge of various psychotherapeutic methods 
  • Strong observation skills to accurately evaluate patients’ demeanor and identify symptoms 
  • A great bedside manner and the ability to remain calm, empathetic, and patient while interacting with patients who suffer from severe mental disorders 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain medical terms and conditions to a non-medical audience 
  • Thoughtfulness and compassion


1. Applicants must be board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties or other Board approved by the Maryland Board of Physicians.

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. 

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

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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