Physician - Psychiatry Job in Oro Valley, Arizona

Medical Director - Adult Mental Health & Psychiatric Physician Opening in Warm Arizona

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Job Description

Oro Valley Hospital is seeking a Board Certified Adult Mental Health & Psychiatry Physician for a Medical Directorship. BHU Medical Director participates as a senior manager in planning, developing, organizing, and directing all Behavioral Health Department programs (BHU and IOP) for Northwest Health Care.

  • Employed Opportunity
  • Inpatient Facility
  • Office Space Available
  • Call Schedule with PRN Coverage is 1:3 - 1:4 (1 Additional Physician & 3 Psych NP)
  • 3-6 years’ Experience Preferred
  • The Behavioral Unit has a 17 Bed Unit


  • Oversees the staff psychiatrist, contracted psychiatrist and other contracted medical personnel. 
  • Provides medical direction to various classifications as assigned in the Behavioral Health Department clinical programs. 
  • Provides medical supervision and direction to Behavioral Health Unit clinical programs. 
  • Ensures appropriate training of Department medical staff in accordance with current standards of behavioral health practice and professional licensure as appropriate. 
  • Consults on the Department program planning, service design and evaluation. 
  • Assists with representing the Department with community organizations, health providers and other entities.
  • Serves as Medical Director for the Behavioral Health Department Services including IOP. 
  • Appropriately manages the most sensitive public complaints and issues, represents the Department in public settings, and serves as the primary Department spokesperson on medical and psychiatric issues. 
  • Selects, assigns, directs and evaluates the performance of Medical providers under their charge and participates in determining qualifications, skills and training needs for multidisciplinary program staff. 
  • Rounding and involved in the care of BHU patients on the BHU and IOP as appropriate.

Comprehensive Recruitment Package May Include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual CME allowance
  • Relocation
  • Medical education debt assistance
  • Commencement bonus

Tucson, AZ - Voted "One of America's Most Innovative Cities" by Forbes Magazine.

Life in Tucson Offers:

  • 324 days of sunshine, perfect for hiking, biking, swimming, rock climbing, running, and golf
  • A culinary smorgasbord of outstanding local restaurants and the famous Southwest Cuisine
  • Mix of highly rated private and public schools including the University of Arizona
  • Beautiful night skies as Tucson is the "Astronomy Capital of the World"
  • Growing biotech industry bringing highly educated employees to Tucson and Oro Valley
  • College sports
  • World-class resorts
  • Easy access to Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale and San Diego for weekend getaways!

Oro Valley Hospital is a 146-bed, all private-room - acute-care hospital where state-of-the-art technology and skilled professionals come together to provide compassionate, customer-focused care.  This hospital also boasts an award-winning inpatient rehabilitation facility and several specialized outpatient physical therapy programs, including aquatic, hand, lymphedema, and post-polio. The hospital has an outstanding patient satisfaction record and works collaboratively with its Medical staff to lead in quality related initiatives. Oro Valley Hospital has the only hospital inpatient unit on the Northwest side of Tucson.

Job ID:
Employment Type: FULL TIME
Accepts J-1 Waivers: No
Accepts H-1b Visas: No
Accepts Search Firm Soliciations: No

Location Description

Whether just beginning your professional career or looking to make a deeper impact, find the work/life balance you, and your family, have been searching for right here in Northwest Tucson and Oro Valley. With the beautiful Sonoran Desert as your backyard, we offer a unique blend of the region’s rich cultural diversity and active lifestyle, making it an ideal place to call home. Enriching activities and exciting entertainment are always on the radar with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Residents soak in such annual events as Broadway in Tucson, Championship Golf, Tucson Rodeo, Fourth Avenue Street Fair, El Tour de Tucson, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, and more. For a shopping experience like none other, choose from a selection of indoor and outdoor retail areas.  For the outdoor enthusiast, our parks, trails, mountains and outdoors spaces are some of the region’s best kept secrets. Hiking and biking are avid past times of residents. 

Arizona students perform well above the national standards according to the Arizona Department of Education. The community boasts 39 public/ 21 private high schools, 48 public/ 38 private middle schools and 134 public/ 56 private elementary schools.  We also are home to Pima Community College, University of Phoenix and the University of Arizona for some of the best college sports in the Southwest. For an exceptional culinary experience, delectable cuisine, both traditional and contemporary, can be found in every corner of our spectacular community. We offer a well-educated, diverse populace, affordable, quality housing and premier healthcare options. Additionally, a strong economy makes Tucson and Oro Valley a superlative setting for practicing medicine.

As a core anchor of healthcare in Tucson for over three decades, Northwest Medical Center (NMC), our 300-bed facility, has a history of growing and expanding its facilities and services to meet the needs of this rapidly growing and diverse community.  In 2005, Northwest Healthcare added Oro Valley Hospital (OVH), a 146-bed hospital located in the thriving community of Oro Valley.  Our hospitals are committed to adding new technology, facilities, programs and outstanding practitioners to develop our continuum of care. We also have added six Urgent Care facilities, two surgery centers and later in 2015, a free-standing Emergency Room opening as part of our system.  

Northwest Allied Physicians (Allied) is our growing multi-specialty group located in offices throughout Southern Arizona.  Physicians can expect to enter a practice with high patient demand and a loyal patient base in an expanding market.  The market advantage our physicians enjoy is equaled only by the level of support they receive.  Northwest Allied Physician’s health delivery system is designed to complement growing physician practices and other health care businesses at every opportunity. Physicians can feel confident their patients have access to a superb continuum of care.

Oro Valley National Recognition
Bloomberg Businessweek:  2013 Best Place to Raise Kids in Arizona
Fortune Small Business: One of the 100 Best Places to Live and Launch a business
Family Circle: Top ten best towns for families in America
Money: Best places to live
Nick Jr. Family magazine: One of the Ten Most Playful Towns in America

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