Medical Director, Behavioral Health Services - Psychiatry

WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Facility: WakeMed Health & Hospitals 
Address: 3024 New Bern Ave 
Raleigh, NC 27610 
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Specialty: Psychiatry : Medical Director 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Negotiable
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Exceptional opportunity for a Psychiatrist to join more than 300 other multi-specialty providers in a leadership capacity.  Work with a diverse patient population in a collegial, supportive environment seeing patients in a consult-liaison service of a general hospital. We are seeking candidates who like practicing with a team approach model similar to that of an inpatient psychiatric facility.


  • The Medical Director is responsible for local strategy, operational performance and appropriate development of their group/division. In this work they partner with and are supported by the Executive Medical Director, Service Line Director and/or respective Practice Manager.
  • The Medical Director is responsible for leading their group in the development and execution of operational tactics to achieve the aspirational goals for the group; including but not limited to - quality, patient experience, clinical outcomes, financial outcomes, new services, regional development, referral development, clinical operations and medical staff interactions with the group.  
  • In their leadership role, the individual will work closely with other physician leaders, physicians, APPs, nursing, administration (WPP and system), recruiting, clinical and financial staff and marketing.
  • The Medical Director will also serve in a clinical capacity delivering outstanding quality care to the patients within their assigned division and the WakeMed system.
  • The Medical Director will be expected to utilize a collaborative leadership style to develop their division into one that is recognized as a leader and in conjunction with our WakeMed Mission, Vision and Values.

Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Required

Doctorate Medicine Required

Licensed Medical Physician Required

: Mon - Fri (Days) 8 hours 

Weekend Requirements:
Every Fourth

Call Requirements:
one in four weeks currently

About WakeMed

Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 250 employed physicians, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit 

About the Community

Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring new residents every day with strong job growth and a high quality of life.

Many people who call the Raleigh metro area home are attracted to the robust economy, good schools and the friendly diverse population. They enjoy dining out in local restaurants – many of which have earned national accolades – and gathering to see a show, visit a local museum or take in an exciting college game at one of various top ranked NCAA universities in the area.  This is an ideal area, in a growing metropolitan locale centrally located with an easy drive to either the NC coast or the mountains.

Raleigh also encompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums and a growing art and music scene defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts and music festivals like Hopscotch.

The Triangle boasts NHL hockey, Triple A baseball and other professional and college sports teams, including NC State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

Contact Information
Contact: Kirk Sears 
Phone: 919-350-9071
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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