Chair of Psychiatry Services

Southcoast Health
Boston, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 2, 2023

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Chair of Psychiatry Services Coastal Southeastern Massachusetts less than 30 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island and less than 1 hour from Boston, Massachusetts

Southcoast Health is seeking a Chair/Chief of Psychiatry Services. The Chair/Chief of Psychiatry Services will report to the Chief Medical Officer and partner with the Executive Director for Behavioral Health Services and Chief Operating Officer of the Health System.

Southcoast Health is invested in comprehensive and integrated behavioral health program that provides consultative services across 3 community hospitals (St. Luke s Hospital in New Bedford, MA, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA & Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA) along with imbedded behavioral health providers within our ambulatory primary care and specialty clinics.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a non-for profit, mission driven community setting, invested in building up behavioral health services across the system bringing opportunities for immediate direct care impact as well as departmental program development.

The successful candidate will be an experienced psychiatrist with excellent leadership skills. A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience is required with proven outcomes in growth and program development, supervision of professional providers, quality, and safety improvement. MD/DO with Board Certification in psychiatry is required and applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. This position has protected administrative hours as well as clinical expectation which may include ambulatory practice, consultations in the acute care environment, APP supervision, as well as various opportunities to participate in complex care planning.

The successful candidate will be an experienced psychiatrist with excellent leadership skills who is interested in working in a progressive and collaborative environment. Southcoast Health embraces the philosophy of integrating behavioral health services throughout the system and seeks a dynamic leader who will foster new and creative ways to do so. He or she will enjoy the advantage of leading and working with a seasoned and dedicated behavioral health team including an executive director, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, advanced practice nurses, community health nurses and recovery coaches. Southcoast Health s behavioral health work is further supported by strong collaborative relationships with community partners and our partnership with Southcoast Behavioral Health, a 120-bed inpatient and outpatient psychiatric hospital located in Dartmouth, MA.


  • Competitive salary with productivity-based incentives
  • Sign-on/Retention Bonus Program
  • Excellent benefit package including: 41 days PTO and 6% match on retirement after 2 years
  • Relocation assistance
  • Malpractice coverage of $2M / $6M
  • Excellent work life balance

Community Highlights

  • Less than 30 minutes southeast of Providence, RI, 45-60 minutes south of Boston/suburbs, 30 minutes west of Cape Cod with convenient access to major highways
  • Anticipated commuter rail to the region
  • Four-season coastal living with boating - sail and power and a whole host of other water sports with opportunity to live on the water
  • Multi-cultural communities with great family-oriented neighborhoods
  • Excellent private and public schools

About Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health is a physician-led not for profit health system. It is one of the largest and fastest growing health systems in New England. Since its inception in 1996, Southcoast has become a sought-after destination for health care professionals. As a thriving part of the New England medical community, Southcoast Health offers practice excellence in an environment you want to call home.

Southcoast Health has outstanding specialty services, one of America s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care, with advanced heart programs, a Level II Trauma Center, and highly recognized perinatal and bariatric services. It has an IDSA Antimicrobial Center of Excellence. It has been recognized by Newsweek in the World s Best Hospitals, by US News as a top regional hospital and for its maternity services, by ChiME for Most Wired, with the EPIC Honor Roll (#9 in the country), and by SouthCoast Today as a best place to work in the region for multiple years in a row. Within the medical staff of ambulatory and inpatient providers, there are over 1000 members, serving over 135,000 patients in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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