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Psychiatric Medical Director

Date Posted:  Jul 12, 2024
Requisition ID:  445262

Madison, IN, US, 47250


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Madison State Hospital:


Madison State Hospital is located in a rural area overlooking the Ohio River and has served the citizens of Indiana for over a century, opening its door to patients in 1910.    As part of the Indiana State Psychiatric Hospital Network, our staff offer comprehensive treatment programs utilizing a Trauma Informed Care approach. Patients admitted for treatment can participate in individual therapy, medication therapy, family therapy, psycho-educational groups, rehabilitation therapies, chaplain services, co-occurring programming, as well as employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. MSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.


Salary Statement


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $193,102.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


Role Overview:


The Psychiatric Medical Director directs the psychiatric services of the hospital.  You will be the final authority for patient psychiatric evaluations.  You will review recommendations, diagnostic evaluations, and treatment plans.  You will ensure that services and interventions are conducted within professional standards and comply with institutional policies.  You will have a major contribution to policies, treatment programs, evaluations, and planning.  The Director also maintains the integrity of services treatments, policies, and standards by remaining current on research and professional affiliations. 


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are:

  • Ensure patients are provided with a quality of care consistent with contemporary professional standards.
  • Ensure all patient information and notes are documented in the patient’s medical record.
  • Notify the Medical Staff Organization and the Hospital administration of any adverse actions taken against the individual by any healthcare facility, state licensure board, drug enforcement administration, or court of law in a malpractice action.
  • Ensure each patient’s medical condition is assessed, managed, and treated by a licensed physician.
  • Ensure medical staff play an active role in the education of patients, families, and staff.
  • Coordinate care, treatment, and services with other practitioners and hospital personnel, as relevant to the care, treatment, and services of an individual patient.  Sign and perform the duties of a collaborative agreement of advanced practice RNs for prescriptive authority.
  • Serve on selected standing hospital committees and demonstrate active participation, providing input within areas of competence. 
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Oversee the administration of psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:


This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Possess an MD or DO. 
  • Completion of an accredited residency training program in Psychiatry.  
  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the state of Indiana as issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau. 
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • The ability to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, & members of healthcare teams. 
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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