Psychiatrist in Rockland, ME - Adult Inpatient & Residency Program

  • MaineHealth
  • Rockport, ME, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description


Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a member of the MaineHealth system, is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist for a Consult Liaison and Inpatient Psychiatric Services attending role located at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC), in beautiful Rockport, Maine. This Psychiatrist will have the opportunity for a clinical faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine and participate in resident and medical student teaching.  

Located in a truly magnificent area, overlooking the picturesque Maine coastline, the area offers some of the most spectacular natural beauty and outdoor recreation found anywhere in the country. Sail and kayak the world-class waters of Penobscot Bay, hike the mountains that overlook the sea, swim and fish in our pristine lakes and streams, and bike on our country lanes. Enjoy an abundance of rich cultural opportunities and great schools in a safe, welcoming community environment.

The inpatient unit at PBMC is a wonderful space that is comprised of spacious and modern single rooms, and features dramatic ocean views. Our outpatient psychiatric services, integrated medication assisted treatment intensive outpatient services, and embedded psychiatric providers within the local primary care services all closely partner with this inpatient behavioral health service, enabling greater patient access to resources in the Rockport and Rockland areas. 

The psychiatric medical staff consists of two, full-time attending psychiatrists and a full-time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who share a caseload of the Consult Liaison Service and the Psychiatric Addiction and Recovery Center (PARC), a locked 18-bed unit of PBMC providing acute in-patient psychiatric and medical detoxification treatment for patients 18 years of age and older on both a voluntary and an involuntary basis.  Physical examinations and medicine consultations are provided by colleagues in the hospitalist service.  The PBMC Emergency Department contracts with Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Crisis Response Services to provide crisis assessments. Follow up with community resources or assistance with hospitalization is provided. 

In this role, the attending Psychiatrist will:

  • Lead an interdisciplinary team
  • Perform psychiatric evaluations
  • Follow up with psychiatric management
  • Direct care of patients on the Consult Liaison and Inpatient Psychiatric Services

In addition, s/he/they will serve as a crucial member of the team leading and implementing a new rural psychiatry residency program.  There are considerable opportunities for programmatic innovation, teaching and training, regional leadership, and community impact.

The ideal candidate will bring strong clinical skills in adult psychiatry and a commitment to high-quality integrative care.  S/he/they will bring demonstrated interest and skillset in consultation, a passion for patients and their families, and an enthusiasm for a comprehensive, community-based approach to behavioral health. Experience with addiction and substance abuse disorders helpful. 

This position offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation allowance
  • CME allowance
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 403b plan

Team members also enjoy:

  • Fully integrated EPIC EMRs
  • Supportive, collaborative colleagues
  • Strong relationships with patients
  • Maine’s largest academic health system
  • Rewarding Maine lifestyles and values

Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) 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 5 ACT teams.  This fully integrated and growing system of behavioral healthcare makes it a regional and national model for treating people with serious behavioral health issues.

Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC), a member of the MaineHealth system, is a 99-bed, full-service community hospital located directly on beautiful Penobscot Bay and is a not-for-profit, Top Rural and Leapfrog Straight A Safety Score Graded Hospital.  We offer inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, patient and community education, and a full-range of specialty services through the Emergency Department, Special Care Unit, Surgical Services Department, full Hospitalist Service, and the Psychiatric Addiction & Recovery Center.

For more information, please contact Char Plotycia, Maine Behavioral Healthcare Physician Recruiter at (207) 661-4790 or