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Physician - Psychiatry Job in Bristol, TN

Physician - Psychiatry Regional Medical Director Opportunity with Ballad Health in Bristol VA/TN and

Ballad Health Bristol, TN 37620
  • Accepts J1 Visas: No
  • Accepts H1B Visas: No
  • Loan Assistance:Negotiable
  • Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Remote Opportunity:No
  • 11/12/2019
  • 550081

Outstanding Opportunity for Qualified Candidate!

Regional Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Northeast Market of Ballad Health; Full-Time

Ballad Health – Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, VA; Ridgeview in Bristol, VA; and Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN

  • 65 Beds
  • Adults
  • Geriatric
    We seek a proven leader with strong written/verbal communication skills, and extensive experience in providing evidenced based inpatient behavioral health treatment to be our full-time Medical Director for an In-Patient Behavioral health service line with a capacity of 65 inpatient adult and geriatric beds.  We also have a Med-Psych program for voluntary adult patients requiring a fully functional Medical/Surgical unit, and who have a co-occurring psychological diagnosis.  The Med Psych program is staffed by board certified physicians, psychiatrists and specially trained nurse practitioners. Patients receive a psychiatric consultation with psych med management, social work services and activity therapy as needed.   For consideration, candidate will be Board Certified Psychiatrist licensed in Virginia and Tennessee.  The Medical Director will role model teamwork and professionalism while working closely with the Program Director to maintain compliance and ensure highest quality care for our patients.  The Medical Director will have administrative responsibility for behavioral health providers and advanced practice providers.  Certification in ECT, or willingness to become certified, is also desired. 


  • Details:
  • Highly Competitive Compensation; Sign on bonus; Retention bonus; Productivity bonus; Relocation assistance; CME reimbursement
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) equipped facility with services provided through same-day surgical service.
  • Adult and geriatric inpatient programs.
  • Robust social work department providing Individual, group and family therapy, EMDR services
  • 24/7 nursing care to monitor safety of all patients
  • Strong involvement by internal medicine hospitalists who complete medical history and physical with each patient.  Inpatient BH service also supported by PT, pharmacy, radiology, wound care
  • Requirements:
    Medical Degree (MD or DO)
    Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Tennessee
    Unrestricted DEA license and corresponding license to prescribe controlled substances in VA and TN
    Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, or eligible for board certification.
    ECT certification or willingness to obtain is very desirable.
    Minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience
    Long-term interest in Ballad Health
    For over 30-years we have been changing lives by delivering quality behavioral health care.  Our programming is designed to provide short-term acute treatment for adults whose treatment needs mandate an inpatient, rather than an outpatient, setting. We work together to return patients to a level of recovery that can be maintained in the community and our average 30-day readmission rate for the past 18 months is less than 4%.  We accept referrals and admissions 24-hours-a-day, any day of the year for both voluntary and involuntary patients. Those meeting admission criteria may self-refer or be referred by their family physician, therapist or mental health board.  
    Do you desire the lifestyle afforded by living near the Appalachian Mountains?  We are a short drive from hiking on Appalachian Trail, biking the Virginia Creeper Trail or fishing in numerous mountain streams and lakes.  We are and easy drive to Tri-cities Airport.  We are surrounded by natural beauty with much to offer every season of the year.


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