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Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Medical Director

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Position: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Medical Director

Location: Denver, Colorado (On-Site) at our Eating Disorder Juniper location

Address: 1830 Franklin Street, Suite 500 - Denver, CO 80218

Job Summary:

The Medical Director at ERC Pathlight is responsible for ensuring the efficient and responsible day-to-day management of operations. This role works collaboratively with the executive team, management, and staff to maintain and improve the quality of medical and clinical services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and oversee medical and clinical programs through subordinate managers and staff physicians.
  • Provide direction and evaluation of hospital medical and clinical services.
  • Directly manage a team of physicians and psychiatrists, whether employed or contracted.
  • Carry a full case load, actively participating in patient care (not purely administrative).
  • Manage a case load of 18-21 patients in an Inpatient (IP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), or Residential (RES) setting.
  • Participate in staffing meetings to discuss patient care and progress.
  • Gather and document patient medical history and progress.
  • Attend to patients admitted for treatment.
  • Administer or prescribe treatments and medications as required.


  • Demonstrated leadership qualities within an organizational context.
  • Inspiring leadership skills with the creativity and vision to motivate staff and drive the Center toward fulfilling its mission and vision.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission standards.
  • Proficiency in planning, directing, delegating, and supervising a diverse workforce of professional and support personnel.
  • Experience in the treatment and management of eating disorders.

Education and Experience:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
  • Completion of a psychiatric residency program from an accredited medical school, with a child and adolescent fellowship required if applying for a position in a Child and Adolescent (C&A) facility.
  • Board eligibility in the appropriate specialty (board certification preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a practicing Psychiatrist, required.
  • Prior experience as a Medical Director is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the state of employment or state of assignment.
  • Completion and maintenance of clinical competency standards.

Our Physician Benefits Package:

  • Competitive Salary: Commensurate with experience, starting at approximately $289,000.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Eligibility begins on the first day of the month following hire.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance: Providing essential coverage for you and your family.
  • Generous Paid Time Off: Accumulate up to 24 days of leave plus an additional 3 Holidays.
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan: Enjoy the benefits of our company match program.
  • Flexible Spending Account Program: Tailor your benefits to your unique needs.
  • Access to IAEDP™ Approved Supervisors: Enhance your professional development.
  • Professional Conferences and Membership Dues: Support for your continuous learning and growth.
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance: Assisting you during life's important moments.
  • Medical Licensure and Full-Service Credentialing: Streamlined processes to ensure you're ready to practice.
  • Relocation Packages: Including temporary housing and funds for those relocating to the area.
  • Continuing Education Compensation and Time Off: Encouraging ongoing learning and professional development.

Our benefits package is designed to provide a competitive and comprehensive support system for our physicians, addressing both financial and personal needs to help you thrive in your role and life