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Medical Director - Psychiatry

Employer
Virginia Hospital Center
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Closing date
Jun 4, 2025

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Specialty
Psychiatry
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Purpose & Scope: 

The physician is a member of the healthcare team who works in collaboration with other staff to provide comprehensive healthcare services to patients. The scope of practice of each physician is defined through the health system’s credentialing and privileging committee.


The Physician supports objectives, budget, and performance metrics at the individual level.

Supports all medical activities at the individual level including implementation of quality control standards, risk management and compliance programs.

The role of a physician is to provide quality clinical care to those individuals who have chosen VHC Health in a timely manner to meet the needs of our patients. 

Education: 

Doctorate from Accredited Medical School is required.

Experience:

One year of Medical/Surgical experience required.

Certifications/Licensure:

Licensed to Practice Medicine by the Virginia Department of Health Professions is required.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • VHC Health is a nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering the highest quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 70 years.

  • Achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. VHC Health is the only hospital in the Washington DC region and in the state of Virginia that has received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for 11 consecutive years.

  • Earned multiple Top Hospital award from the Leapfrog Group for excellence in hospital safety and quality. VHC consistently achieves the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

  • Located in Arlington, VA, VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations).

  • VHC Health is the largest Hospital in the region that was named a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Four-Star Hospital, and is also designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  • VHC Health is a 453-bed, all-private room Hospital.

OUR COMMUNITY

  • Living in Northern Virginia, one of the best places to live near D.C., you can have it all: a lucrative job at a forward-thinking company – plus access to the country’s greatest historical sites, a bustling café culture, active nightlife and concert going, a thriving wine region, seven professional sports teams, and a mild four-season climate with year-round kayaking, biking, and hiking. We offer some of the best public and private schools in the nation and access to 60 colleges and universities. In fact, we are the most educated region in the country. Here, there are no compromises. NOVA is one of the best places to live and work in the country.

  • Arlington is home to the Pentagon, and the Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Home to more than 100 U.S. and global corporate headquarters, including the 6th highest number of Fortune 500 companies.

  • Northern Virginia is one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in the United States

  • Fairfax County has many of the highest ranking schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Reports.

  • Arlington County also offers outstanding schools - about 94 percent of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college.

  • Two major airports with direct flights to 109 domestic and 60 international destinations.

  • Northern Virginia has many recreational and community amenities including: over 89 miles of biking/jogging trails, 167 public parks, approximately 14 community centers, 7 live stage theaters, 8 libraries, and 652 restaurants.

  • Minutes to the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Museums, Tyson’s Corner, and Wolftrap National Park for the Performing Arts

  • Whether you choose to live in Arlington County, Fairfax County, City of Alexandria or in any of the other great areas in the DC area, you will have little problem in finding a location that is right for you.

We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining us in a highly collegial environment where the patient is at the center of what we do.

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