Sparrow Medical Group (SMG) is a large multispecialty physician group that delivers exceptional quality care and is the premier physician organization in a diverse and family friendly community. Sparrow Health System and Sparrow Medical Group are committed to improving access to medical care across the Mid-Michigan region. Sparrow Medical Group is seeking a full-time, dynamic BC Psychiatrist to serve as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services.
Clinical oversight of all behavior health services- inpatient treatment for adult and geriatric populations, outpatient partial hospitalization, day treatment, and outpatient chemical dependency
Provides physician leadership and assures delivery of clinical care SMG mission, vision, values and policies
Implements and promotes SMG clinical care quality initiatives, and process improvement activities
Participates with SMG administration in strategic planning and budgeting
Assists with peer review function
Performs annual evaluations of practice/group physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and recommends performance improvement plans as needed
Serves as liaison between practice/group physicians and associates
Call 1 in 4 weekends and some weekdays as negotiated
Inpatient psychiatry census averages 26 patients on the adult unit and 17 patients on the geriatric unit
Big Ten University city
Position is hospital-employed and offers:
Excellent compensation and benefits including vacation, holiday time off, medical, dental and vision coverage
Relocation assistance, 401(k) with matching funds, generous CME benefits
Malpractice insurance that includes tail coverage
At least five years of experience as a psychiatrist
Leadership experience preferred
Eligible to be licensed in the State of Michigan
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13553
About Sparrow Health System
Sparrow Health System (SHS) is a 733 bed plus tertiary care center which provides quality care to tens of thousands of people each year and is Mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization and the region’s largest private employer. Sparrow has two Lansing campuses, affiliate hospitals in St. Johns, Carson City and Ionia, dozens of satellite care centers, two health maintenance organizations (Physician Health Plan of mid-Michigan and the Sparrow Physicians Health Plan), the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion and the highly popular Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow Hospital, the flagship of the Sparrow Health System, was established in 1896 and is the regional center for cancer, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care, and neurological care. The Sparrow Hospital emergency room is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in mid-Michigan. Sparrow St. Lawrence campus serves as the regional center for behavioral health, hospice, and long-term acute care.
Sparrow is proud to be Michigan’s first member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, a formal collaboration that will help Mayo Clinic and Sparrow provide the best possible care for mid-Michigan. Through this formal colla...boration, Sparrow Physicians have direct access to the latest Mayo Clinic expertise and clinical care resources. Sparrow was named one of the best–performing health systems in the nation in a prestigious annual study released by Thomas Reuters and Modern Healthcare. SHS was nationally ranked in the top 20 percent of medium-sized health systems and was the only health system in the mid-Michigan region to earn this recognition. Sparrow Hospital has also earned the nation’s most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence: Magnet Designation. Considered the “gold standard” for nursing care in hospitals, Magnet status is held by only about six percent of American Hospitals.
Every year, through 38 residency programs established in partnership with Michigan State University’s Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine, the committed clinicians at SHS help train approximately 210 residents. On February 23, 2009 Sparrow and Michigan State University signed a formal affiliation that has improved the region’s health care by increasing research opportunities, attracting sub-specialist physicians and enhancing medical and nursing education. The agreement includes the commitment to develop collaborative efforts to constantly improve the quality of care in the region, achieve national benchmarks in patient care, enhance service and access, establish a joint institutional review board to streamline the review of potential research projects, and an emphasis on attracting new medical research and clinical trials to the region.
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