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22 Jun 2020

Full-Time Medical Director – Family or Internal Medicine

TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services – Posted by agrimes07 Anywhere

Job Description

Organization Description

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is charged with planning for and promoting an array of services from prevention and early intervention to resiliency and recovery. The Department oversees four Regional Mental Health Institutes (RMHIs) and contracts with mental health and substance abuse community providers across the state to offer services to Tennesseans. The Department manages a budget of more than $380 million, with funding from dedicated fees, revenue, federal grants, and state general fund appropriations.

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute (MTMHI) is a psychiatric hospital that has been serving 17 counties in Middle Tennessee since 1995. Hospitalizations are on a voluntary or involuntary basis, or patients can also be referred by the court system for pre-trial evaluations. The hospital offers 4 long-term care units, 3 short-term care units, forensic services, and therapeutic treatment units for a total of 207 beds.  Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute’s mission is to provide quality care to the patients and families served by meeting their needs and continuously striving to exceed expectations.

Summary of Position

MTMHI has an opening for a full-time Medical Director, Board Certified in Family or Internal Medicine. The Medical Director works to provide quality patient care, treatment, and services.  The Medical Director coordinates and directs the office of Medical Services by working closely with staff and other departmental directors to insure the effective day-to-day operations of the Medical Services department.  This position reports to the hospital’s Clinical Director and is responsible for consultation and oversight of all staff assigned to Medical Services at MTMHI.  This includes Nurse Practitioners, a Physician, Infection Control/Employee Health, and support staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Joint Commission and CMS standards.
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of persons with complex psychiatric and addiction issues and their families.
  • Proven skills in networking among a diverse group of agencies and organizations.
  • Effective communication skills, including written and public speaking, and adept at dealing with people at various levels within the organization, as well as, external stakeholders and leaders.
  • Proven experience in successfully initiating and sustaining multi-agency and multi-community policy, system, and environmental change strategies.

Education / Experience

  • Internal or Family Medicine Board Certified
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee or ability to become licensed


Benefits include: State Hybrid Pension Plan, 401K and 457 (Deferred Compensation), 11 paid Holidays, Annual, Bereavement, Military, Family Medical, Parental, Sick, Sick Leave Bank, and Flexible Benefits. Insurance is available including Health, Dental, Life, and Vision. Professional privilege taxes and malpractice insurance is paid for by the RMHI.

Pre-employment criminal background check is required.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Job Categories: Physician Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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