Medical Director Psych-SMHC-Contract SMHC

  • Sanford, ME
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Physician/Physician Practices
  • Psychiatry
  • Req #: 137680-82425
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Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist for a Medical Director - Inpatient Psychiatric Services position located at Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) at the Sanford Campus and at the Biddeford campus, in Maine.

The selected candidate will lead the interdisciplinary team, perform psychiatric evaluations, follow up with psychiatric management, and direct care of patients for the Inpatient Mental Health Unit at Biddeford Medical Center, Emergency Department Acute Psychiatry (EDAP), Acute Psychiatry Services at Sanford Medical Center, and the Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program.

Southern Maine Health Care's Inpatient Behavioral Health Units are an 18 and a 22 bed locked units providing 24-hour treatment designed to provide care for adults in acute psychiatric crisis located on the Sanford Campus.  A team of mental health professionals, including nursing, psychiatry, social work and case management, plan and work together with the patient to provide psychiatric care, medical treatment, support, and referrals for follow up care.  Individuals with medical conditions also receive medical consults from Southern Maine Health Care's Hospitalist program.

SMHC Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation service supports the medical floors at the Biddeford campus.

SMHC's Emergency Department Acute Psychiatry Unit (EDAP) contracts with MBH's Crisis Response Services to provide 24-hour Crisis Intervention for patients at Biddeford and Sanford Campuses and their Emergency Departments.  A multi-disciplinary team of crisis workers, psychiatric health nurses and security staff perform comprehensive assessments and design treatment plans.

Sanford Medical Center's Acute Psychiatry Services provide 24-hour crisis intervention for patients at Sanford Medical Center's Emergency Department.  A multi-disciplinary team of crisis workers, emergency room nurses and security staff perform a comprehensive assessment. Telepsychiatry services are also available.

The Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient programs, providing an alternative to hospitalization for mentally ill patients who require more intensive treatment than outpatient office visits, but less restrictive than 24-hour inpatient care. 

Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH), a MaineHealth member, is Northern New England's leading integrated behavioral healthcare system. It serves predominantly southern, western, central and Mid-Coast Maine, and is composed of southern Maine's only nonprofit psychiatric hospital, outpatient treatment, crisis services, Crisis Stabilization units, as well as 4 ACT teams.  This fully integrated and growing system of behavioral healthcare makes it a regional and national model for treating people with serious mental health issues.

Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC), a MaineHealth member, is part of a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations, including Maine Medical Center, the state's leading tertiary care hospital and Level One Trauma Center.

Come. practice in a location that provides unsurpassed natural beauty, safe communities, excellent schools and nearly unlimited four season outdoor recreation!

Maine Behavioral Healthcare                                     Southern Maine Health Care

For more information contact

Rob McCarley, MD, VPMA Intensive Services, Maine Behavioral Healthcare & Spring Harbor Hospital or 207-661-6108



We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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