Physician Job Search: Opportunity Details

Medical Director of Brand New Inpatient Psychiatry Unit - Richmond, KY

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedJ1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedQuality, Starting, Relocation, Productivity

Baptist Health Medical Group is seeking a passionate Psychiatrist who is looking to lead a practice and have a transformational impact on a community! 

  • Join Baptist Health Behavioral Health in Richmond, Kentucky as the Medical Director and clinician of a brand new 11-bed inpatient unit.
  • This opportunity is one-of-a kind with a multidisciplinary clinical support staff. 
  • Medical Director will have PRN physician support.
  • Established patient referrals from Emergency Department. 
  • Patient population is adult patients (18 years old and above) struggling with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders. 
  • This is a unique opportunity to have input on creating a new department. 

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The HOPE Program in Richmond, KY

For additional information please contact:

Shelly Barker, Senior Physician Recruitment Manager
Cell: 814-558-6223

About the Opportunity

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package - Up to $200,000 in recruiting incentives including starting bonus, student loan repayment, residency/fellowship stipend, and relocation/moving allowance
  • Two-year income guarantee with opportunity for additional productivity and quality bonuses
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plans —  401K and 457(b)
  • Paid CME/licensure and malpractice insurance/tail coverage
  • Complimentary Professional Student Loan Debt Repayment Advising
  • Physician Mentorship Pathway for growth and development
  • Generous time off  (7+ weeks per year for full time physicians)
  • EPIC- electronic health record system integrated throughout all hospital and practice locations
  • Immigration Support, if needed; complimentary legal counseling; visa waivers processed through Appalachian Regional Commission

Brand New Thrive Center at Baptist Health Richmond

In 2021, Baptist Health Richmond saw an increase in the demand for outpatient behavioral health. More than 400 of these patients needed inpatient services and had to leave their community and local support systems to receive these services. This community needs and deserves to have access to inpatient behavioral health close to home. At Baptist Health Richmond, we believe that mental health is equally as important as physical health, and will deliver compassionate, personalized care to support our patients to thrive, not just survive. Baptist Health Richmond is truly passionate about this service and look forward to continually growing Behavioral Health services for its community.

Are you ready to make a difference with the Thrive Center? 

About Baptist Health Medical Group

  • Multispecialty physician-led medical group
  • 8 hospitals with over 1,500 providers, including 800 physicians and more than 700 advanced practice clinicians.
  • Comprehensive administrative and operations support teams
  • Physician leadership councils

About Richmond, Kentucky

Richmond is the sixth largest city in Kentucky with a population of about 35,000 residents. You are able to enjoy suburban life in a charming college town, home to Eastern Kentucky University, with a great school system. You will get the benefits of a small community, while having access to the city: 20 minutes from Lexington and 1 hour from Louisville.  You can boat on Laurel Lake and attend a UK basketball game within the same afternoon. In the heart of Kentucky and on the heels of Appalachian region, you will have Keeneland, Red River Gorge, the Bourbon Trail, and all things Kentucky in your backyard. Richmond, Kentucky is a place you must see for yourself!

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Facility & Address

  • Baptist Health Richmond Hospital
  • 801 Eastern Bypass Richmond KY 40475


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