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Medical Director Psychiatrist

Newport Healthcare

This is a Contract position in Oakley, UT posted June 24, 2021.

About Us:

Newport Healthcare is a nationwide behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to transforming young lives through evidence-based care. To that end, we have assembled the best teen and young adult mental health treatment staff in the country, and we want you to join us. While our experts guide our clients to sustainable healing, our job is to support our valued staff members, and we do that through offering industry-competitive salaries, career growth and skills expansion, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement, and a company commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other advantages. Be part of a team that’s dedicated to providing compassionate care based in authentic connection, mutual respect, and unconditional love—and experience the rewards of making a difference in the lives of young people and their families each and every day.
Empowering Lives. Restoring Families


Newport Healthcare, the premier adolescent treatment program, is seeking a Medical Director/ Psychiatrist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Psychiatry provides initial evaluations of residents with mental or emotional problems. Offers counseling and psychotherapy to clients in distress.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Functions as an effective member of the mental health team.
  • Oversees Psychiatric care of all residents.
  • Reviews medical concerns/history for potential resident for medical clearance at the request of Admissions.
  • Ensures that a Psychiatric Evaluations are performed on each East Coast resident/patient within 48 hours of admission.
  • Attend to residents requiring psychiatric assistance while in treatment.
  • Facilitate Staff Trainings on pertinent Psychiatric issues and standards.
  • Attend weekly Treatment Team Meetings.
  • Liaison with staff Medical Director, Clinical Director, and other necessary treatment team members.
  • Assist Newport Academy Outreach Team forge relationships with hospitals.
  • Works in collaboration with staff APRN.
  • Documents patient encounters through weekly progress notes and EMR.
  • Manages a case load and works in conjunction with rest of psychiatry team including APRN’s and nursing staff.
  • Coordinates psychology services with direct care and clinical staff as indicated.
  • Works collaboratively with Psychiatry team regarding shared cases and treatment team’s weekly and as needed.
  • Assists with providing cross-coverage to Psychiatry team cases when needed.
  • Assists with patient admissions including initial evaluations and initial assessment documentation.
  • Provides collateral/liaison contact to patient families.
  • Provides collateral/liaison contact to outpatient providers for clients.
  • Assists with utilization reviews for clients.
  • Maintains excellent communication with other members of the clinical team, outpatient providers and family members.
  • Completes discharge recommendation assessments as part of collaborative discharge summaries.
  • Works in a collaborative environment including maintaining requirements of Physician Collaborative Agreements.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in Newport Academy’s policies and procedures.
  • Administrative duties including staff schedules.
  • Full time duties with some on-call responsibilities.


  • Doctorate in Medicine (MD).
  • Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry.
  • Licensed in the State.
  • Experience with adolescent psychiatry preferred.
  • Experience in a residential setting preferred.
  • Medical Director/Physician leadership experience preferred.
Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email for assistance.

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