Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Acadia Healthcare Inc. Barling , AR 72923

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description



Part Time

  • Medical Director, Psychiatrist

  • Remote Opportunities/Flexible Schedule

Generous Sign on Bonus!

Valley Behavioral Health, Fort Smith, AR

Valley Behavioral Health System is located in Barling, Arkansas, about eight miles from Fort Smith and nine miles from the Oklahoma border. Valley Behavioral Health System provides a variety of treatment options for children, adolescents, and adults throughout several counties in Arkansas. Our 114-bed hospital provides care for individual's seeking treatment for a wide range of mental health needs including suicidal or homicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, hallucinations, behavioral issues, substance abuse, and detox. Our on-site accredited school allows children and adolescents to have their educational needs met while participating in therapeutic programming to promote overall well-being. Children and Adolescents ages 4-17 may qualify for sub-acute (residential) services which extend beyond an acute stay for continued stabilization of behavioral and mental health needs.

Our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program options for Adults are encouraged as a transition option from inpatient hospitalization to promote positive, lasting treatment outcomes.

With two major Hospital systems serving the area, Fort Smith has a large medical community, including a School of Osteopathic Medicine. Our Physicians may elect to work with students throughout the year and provide opportunities for education and psychiatric rounding at Valley.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a premier psychiatric and mental health treatment center & hospital in a state and location that has something for everyone from lakes, waterfalls, rivers, low cost of living and access to two large medical systems


The Medical Director is responsible for leadership, quality assurance, oversight and overall medical management of the clinic within the boundaries of state and federal regulations and accreditation standards. Responsibilities include planning, organizing medical and clinical practices; providing direct patient care and assisting other departments with direct interactions with physicians or medical staff.


  • Oversees and is responsible for the quality, efficiency and management of delivering medical services within the clinic;

  • Defines protocols and assists in decision making pertaining to the medical care of patients that is consistent with current medical practice and CTC policies and procedures;

  • Provides oversight to other professional medical staff, as well as administrative or support staff, as designated;

  • Serves as a liaison between the medical staff, other clinic staff, division or corporate staff, and organizational leadership;

  • Monitors assigned staff to adherence to established medical and clinic policy;

  • Provides back up call coverage;

  • Serves in a teaching capacity for the training and development of other personnel;

  • Responsible for securing physical exam and history from the patient, reviewing medical records, making medical evaluations, request appropriate diagnostic testing, prescribes medications and treatments, assists in the management of behavioral or mental health problems of patients, maintains current medical records in accordance with federal or state regulation, and clinic or corporate policies and procedures; and,

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD or DO)

  • Prefer previous experience in behavioral health or substance abuse treatment

  • No history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of three years before employment


  • Current license to practice medicine by the state in which the facility or clinic(s) operates

  • Board certification or certificate of admissibility for board certification by American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), or other certification within their discipline

  • Current DEA credentials to prescribe controlled substances without restrictions and per regulation within the state in which the practitioner will be working

For more details, please contact

  • Debbie Hughes, Physician Recruiter - or 615.861.7581



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