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Psychiatrist Medical Director - Inpatient, Eating Disorders

Location : Orem UT 84057
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Physician

Job Description :

We have a client in Orem, UT looking for a Psychiatrist Medical Director - Inpatient, Eating Disorders to add to its team. This facility has been around for almost 30 years and and continues its mission to heal women from the inside out. Located 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City.



  • Approximately 40% Clinical responsibilities, 60% Administrative responsibilities

  • Oversee multidisciplinary team of practitioners

  • Contribution to Eating-Disorder research & teaching efforts

  • Highly visible role with opportunity to speak at various national/local medical conferences, and community involvement

  • Flexible weekday schedule – Four ten-hour days per week optional

  • Full-time, employed position

  • Minimal call/weekends (call shared among medical/psychiatric providers)

  • Patient admissions are planned and screened beforehand

  • Specialized Eating Disorder treatment for adolescent through adult females (majority of patients range from ages 19-26)

  • Ideal candidate will be Child & Adolescent BC/BE, currently licensed in UT, and available to start as soon as possible.


  • Admits patients to Inpatient and Residential treatment program

  • Ensure that complete medical and physical examination of each patient at the time of admission and make appropriate orders/recommendations for treatment and care in terms of medical and psychopharmacological needs

  • Conduct medical reviews of patient medical status as needed;

  • Oversee medical orders involving dietary treatment

  • Ensure that the Center’s dietary program meets the medical needs of patients

  • Oversee communication with families, significant others, or patient designee on significant medical issues

  • Oversee the medical needs and concerns of each patient in in all levels of care and all treatment programs which provide medical care at the Center throughout their stay via regular patient rounding or overseeing rounding of patients by other medical providers

  • Respond to or give appropriate orders for emergency needs or care of patients

  • Document the patient's medical record each time a patient is seen and keep progress notes regarding treatment as well as written doctor's orders

  • Make appropriate discharge recommendations and prescriptions for pharmacological needs for each patient at the time of discharge

  • Countersign all telephone orders in the patient record



  • Participates as a member of the Governing Board

  • Participates in leadership needs and activities at the Center, including planning, program development, and implementation of leadership initiatives

  • Participates as a member of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) participates and attends regular MEC and Peer Review Meetings

  • Participates as a member of the Performance Improvement (PI) Committee

  • Participates as a member of the Patient Safety Committee

  • Serve as a liaison with the local medical community

  • Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures; ensures compliance with Joint Commission, Utah State licensing, and facility corporate guidelines and other regulatory standards

  • Participates in peer review and quality assurance processes;

  • Participates as requested in the research program and initiatives at the Center

  • Participates as requested and represents the Center in clinical training opportunities both inside the Center and outside of the Center in the treatment community



  • Specialized Eating Disorder treatment for adolescent through adult females (ages 13+)

  • 58 licensed beds (14 adolescent beds, 44 adult beds)

  • Average length of stay 70-95 days

  • Levels of care: Inpatient & Residential Eating Disorder Treatment, Inpatient Short-term Stabilization, Independent Living Program, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), & Outpatient Therapy

  • Therapist-driven care model



  • Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience & dependent on qualifications;

  • Sign-on bonus, negotiable Student Loan Assistance, Relocation Assistance, Malpractice with Tail Coverage, medical, dental, vision, 401k with company match, Paid-Time Off, CME Allowance/time

Required Qualifications :

  • MD or DO Degree from recognized medical school

  • Current licensure as a physician in the State of Utah or ability to obtain one

  • Must be in good standing with the Utah State Department of Professional Licensing

  • Must complete CME hours of education as delineated under physician licensing codes in the State of Utah

  • Clears privileging processes with facility Governing Board

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