Medical Director Behavioral Health

  • Mission Health
  • , NC

This position has been filled.

Mission Health, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. Mission Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems 2012-2014 by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. Mission Health is the only medium-sized health system to receive this recognition three years in a row, and the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this distinction.

Position Overview

The Medical Director will provide medical leadership for all Behavioral Health programs, projects, and activities within the health system. S/he will plan and direct the Behavioral Health program development and implementation with emphasis on clinical excellence, multidisciplinary disease-site treatment, performance improvement, community outreach and research. Also, provides leadership and coordinates efforts directed at improving effectiveness and efficiency of patient care and safety. This individual must play a leadership role in helping Mission anticipate and adapt to the national healthcare environment. The Medical Director will be responsible for measuring the systems, processes, and outcomes of Behavioral Healthcare from diagnosis through therapy and into survivorship care. The Medical Director must promote and sustain a culture of routine self- examination and screening for promoting excellence in Behavioral Healthcare. S/he must exhibit strong leadership, team building, oversight, management and business skills.


  • MD or MD/Ph.D. Degree.
  • Master’s degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, or Public Health.
  • Board certification in Psychiatry.
  • Eligibility for a medical license in North Carolina is required.
  • Five or more years of demonstrated progressively responsible medical leadership experience.
  • National or international recognition in the clinical, educational, and research aspects of Psychiatry.
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