Medical Director Psych-SMHC-Contract SMHC

  • MaineHealth
  • Sanford, ME, USA
  • Jan 06, 2021

Job Description


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