Psychiatry Physician Job with Centra in Lynchburg, VA

Medical Director – Psychiatric Emergency Services

Centra Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Accepts J1 Visas: Yes
  • Accepts H1B Visas: Yes
  • Loan Assistance:Yes
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:No
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 12/13/2022
  • 795541

Medical Director - Psychiatric  Emergency Services - in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Centra Medical Group (CMG) is seeking a full-time BC/BE Psychiatrist for Lynchburg General Hospital (LGH), in beautiful and charming Lynchburg, VA.  LGH is part of Centra's ACO a Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) that develops partnerships within the community. Our Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) develop these partnerships to control costs, improve quality of care and improve overall patient experience.

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, with 358 licensed beds, is an emergency and critical care center specializing in cardiology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, oncology, neurology, and neurosurgery. LGH is recognized nationally for its oncology, cardiac, and neurosciences programs, as well as nursing. LGH is a Primary Stroke Center and is working towards achieving a designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Program.

You Can Expect

  • 70% clinical & 30% administrative
  • The team includes 3 CL NP and Mental Health professionals: the Emergency Department
  • Will lead IDT collaboration and BERT team
  • Call is 1:12  and shared for the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health service line.   Weekend rounding only; Nocturnist in place for inpatient unit and overnight  admissions  7 days/week
  • Some coverage at our neighboring hospital, Virginia Baptist (VBH) 


Centra's emPATH (Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing)  unit is slated for completion in early 2023 within the Emergency Department. This unit will be a calming, comfortable space where patients can be assessed and treated with the primary focus of returning the patient safely to their home. Ultimately, the emPATH unit works to reduce the need for extended Emergency Department stays or even hospitalization with ensuring that each behavioral health patient is provided care that is both equitable and excellent.

Our Health System

Centra Medical Group is part of Centra, a nationally recognized Virginia healthcare system encompassing four hospitals, regional medical centers, and more than 60 primary care/specialty practices. Centra fosters a vibrant, collaborative team environment with a strong priority on physician satisfaction—all reflected in our high employee retention rate and long staff tenure.

Physician Benefits

  • $300-325k+ compensation range
  • Up to $100,000 in student loan repayment
  • $20,000 in upfront compensation
  • Up to $10,000 in relocation reimbursement
  • Up to $7,500 CME reimbursement + 5 days for CMEs
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and malpractice, life and disability insurance  & 403(b)
  • Sponsorship available

Highlights of our community 

- In the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains - central to all biking, hiking, and camping trails. 

- Along the James River 

- Close to Smith Mountain Lake 

- Within hours of larger cities such as; Richmond, VA, Washington DC, Charlotte, NC

- Within an hour of a larger ski resort (Wintergreen, VA) 

- Various higher ed and university options within a few hours of Lynchburg, VA