Board Certified Psychiatric Medical Director

Jacksonville, Florida
Mar 08, 2019
Jun 09, 2019
Arin Catalan
Full Time

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Outstanding Opportunity

Northeast Florida’s leader in comprehensive behavioral healthcare is seeking a Board Certified Psychiatric Medical Director to join our dynamic and distinguished multidisciplinary team. The Medical Director provides oversight in key areas of Physician Leadership, Patient Care, and Quality of Care, which comprises 40% of their time. In addition to the Medical Director duties, this position includes 60% time providing clinical care in an inpatient setting. Two Associate Medical Directors, one in the inpatient domain, and one in outpatient, assist the Medical Director with specific operational responsibilities in the areas of training new staff and residents, and managing denials and appeals.


Qualified applicants will have a MD/DO in psychiatry. Must be a licensed, or license eligible, psychiatrist in the State of Florida, have/can obtain a DEA license, and able to get credentialed with major insurance panels.  Follows hospital policies for providing medical care, records/documentation, standards of care, patient and community relations, and regulatory compliance. The Medical Director will also have the ability to:

  • Participate in strategizing for growth initiatives
  • Participate in recruiting and orienting new psychiatrists
  • Participate in administrative decision-making and the development of policies and procedures related to patient care
  • Assist the department in refining systems and methods for quality of care
  • Manage physician relations
  • Promote a learning culture within the facility by educating, informing and communicating
  • Oversee telepsychiatry and supervision of ARNPs

The Strength of Our System

Baptist Behavioral Health is affiliated with Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s “Most Preferred” provider since 1990 ranking highest in the categories of Best Doctors, Best Nurses, Best Quality and Best Reputation. Baptist Health specialty physicians enjoy the ability to build thriving and robust practices as part of the largest physician network in the region, including more than 250 primary care providers at the core of the health system. With five nationally-recognized hospitals and physician teams providing care across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, Baptist Health offers physicians the opportunity for exceptional careers backed by renowned reputation, outstanding infrastructure and a patient-centered culture at the heart of our mission.

World Famous Quality of Life

  • Northeast Florida is alive with over 1,100 miles of beaches and waterways, 80,000 acres of parks and trails, a strong and prosperous economy, professional sports teams, championship tennis clubs, renowned golf courses, diverse heritage and vast cultural experiences
  • The area serves as home to some of the Sunshine State’s best cost of living and the nation’s most sought after quality of life, combining old southern charm with modern Florida flair
  • Immediately within reach are world famous destinations, attractions, theme parks, entertainment and recreation for individuals and families of all ages
  • Recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as the second most desirable city for relocation in the United States, Jacksonville is a modern and vibrant destination surrounded by the very best that Florida has to offer
  • Equal parts relaxation and adventure, the region was recently chosen as one of Expedia’s “Top 20 Supercool U.S. Cities”