Medical Director, Psychiatry, Adult Inpatient

Danville, PA
Jul 20, 2018
Position Type
  JOB TITLE: Adult Inpatient Medical Director, PsychiatryLOCATION: Geisinger Medial Center, Danville, PA

DEPARTMENT: Psychiatry



Geisinger Health System seeks an Adult Inpatient Medical Director, Psychiatry, to join the inpatient team at Geisinger Medical Center, located in Danville, Pennsylvania.

The BE/BC psychiatrist will join a psychiatry team of RN's, Clinical Social Workers, Case Workers, PA's and psychiatry residents in a 28-bed adult inpatient unit located within Geisinger Medical Center.    


Reports to: Director of Psychiatry



1.      General control and oversight of the psychiatric inpatient program.

2.      Directing the Quality Improvement Program on the unit.

3.      Implementing and reviewing the psychiatric admission policies in conjunction with nursing administrator.

4.      Providing updates to the Director of Psychiatry on the overall functioning of the unit on a monthly basis .

5.      Reviewing the procedure for obtaining informed consent and the monitoring of correctly obtaining consent.

6.      Work with nursing administrator in discussing any problem employees and providing feedback when appropriate.

7.      Maintain staff privileges at Geisinger Medical Center, in accordance with hospital by-laws.

8.      Work with nurse administrator to operate the inpatient unit in a manner consistent with DPW standards for inpatient psychiatric facilities.

9.      Work with insurers and utilization review to obtain payment for services appropriately rendered at the unit

10.   Oversee Treatment Team, assuring that appropriately trained staff participate in team, using their unique skills and knowledge.

11.   Participate in the patient grievance and appeal process.

12.   Completing or assuring the completion of a thorough psychiatric evaluation of each new admission within twenty-four hours of admission.

13.   Oversee the coordination of discharge planning to provide for appropriate follow-up and after care prior to being discharged

14.   Works and collaborates with the nurse administrator on all important unit issues.

15.   Manage the work expectation and maintaining the clinical standards for all physicians assigned to work/cover the IP unit.

16.   Take part in establishing and achieving the budgetary expectations of the IP unit.

17.   Assure that call coverage is provided and the standards expected for coverage. 

18.   Oversees the training of residents and medical students while they are rotating on the unit. 

19.   Provides written evaluations of residents and medical students.

20.   Assumes other departmental duties as assigned by the Director of Psychiatry or Chairman of Psychiatry. 


Ability to work well in a team environment

Ability to give constructive feedback in a positive manner.

Demonstrates tenacity for problem solving.

Demonstrates knowledge of administrative principles and professionalism

Demonstrates excellent oral communication skills

Maintains adequate continuing medical education to assure continued board certification




MD or DO degree

Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry

At least five years of experience post residency in psychiatric practice

At least two years of experience or working on an inpatient psychiatric unit post residency



Ability to work on an inpatient unit with potentially aggressive patients. 



With Geisinger, you can take advantage of:

·        Medical school loan repayment for many physician positions

·        Ongoing enhancement to EPIC, our fully-integrated electronic health record (EHR)

·        Support from a full range of specialists and subspecialists

·        Newly revised and competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits


OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.


GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, PA, the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus. ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


**Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.