Psychiatric Medical Director Needed in Asheville, North Carolina

Physician: Psychiatry: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:9965
Verified Date:09/14/2021
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:No Response
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No
Permanent: Full time Psychiatry: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a medical director to lead our behavioral health team
  • Board certified or board eligible
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous experience as a practicing psychiatrist
  • Minimum of 3 years of medical director or leadership experience

Compensation Details

  • This is an employed position
  • Competitive salary driven by MGMA data and industry benchmarking
  • Benefit offerings that cater to your lifestyle: health, dental, vision, pharmacy, & financial
  • Paid time off paired with allocated dollars and days toward CME
  • CME allowance, relocation and signing incentives offered in most circumstances

Community Details

  • Whether you enjoy outdoor adventures, arts and culture, live music, shopping or fine cuisine, Asheville offers something for everyone
  • With over 200 waterfalls and four navigable rivers, hiking trails for all skill levels, fantastic terrain for both road and mountain bikes, it is no surprise that Asheville is consistently rated one of the top US places to live
  • Asheville is known not only for its dynamic food scene and microbreweries but also for ethnic and exotic dining at the area’s 250-plus independent restaurants
  • Asheville offers over 20 city and county public schools, a variety of faith-based schools with challenging curriculums as well as a number of private schools, including some of the best boarding schools in the US
  • Residents also enjoy easy access to air travel nearby in Asheville, Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC.

Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $25,000 To $50,000 More Compared To Starting Salaries In Charlotte, NC Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  This $340,000 3 beds 2 baths 1151 sqft home includes an easy one-level living in this newer home in popular West Asheville, built in 2015. This cozy and convenient home has an open concept floor plan, covered front sitting porch, Master on main with a large walk-in closet and en-suite Master bath, and even a fenced yard for the dogs! Located only a 1/2 mile to the vibrant Haywood Road area of West Asheville with all it's amenities and charm, and only minutes to downtown!

The Community. Asheville is that type of unique, special place that lingers sweetly in your mind and memories for years to come. The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned-shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

The Employer. Over 60 pediatric subspecialists in 23 different disciplines. An average of 3,000 patient admissions to our pediatric inpatient units, including 19-bed pediatric unit, nine-bed PICU, 51-bed level III neonatology unit. Approximately 4,500 pediatric surgeries, and 14,000 pediatric visits to our emergency department per year.

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 128 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 207 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 237 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU) Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Closest Major City:

  • 99 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 159 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 164 miles to Atlanta, GA
  • 201 miles to Lexington-Fayette, KY
  • 207 miles to Durham, NC
  • 220 miles to Raleigh, NC
  • 241 miles to Nashville, TN

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 17 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport
  • 75 miles: Blountville, TN (TRI / KTRI) Tri-Cities Regional Airport
  • 77 miles: Greenville, SC (GSP / KGSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost- $366,169
  • City Cost of Living Index- 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index- 90.6

Colleges and Universities:

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • South College-Asheville
  • North Greenville University (about 37 miles)
  • Western Carolina University (about 39 miles)

Demographics:

  • White alone 77.2%
  • Black alone 11.2%
  • Hispanic 7.0%
  • Two or more races 1.8%
  • Asian Alone 1.7%
  • American Indian alone .4%
  • Native Hawaiian .2%
  • Other race .05%

Taxes:

  • State Income Tax Rate- 5.25%
  • State Sales Tax Rate- 4.75%
  • Property Tax Rate - .78%
  • City Sales Tax Rate- 0%
  • County Tax Rate- 2.25%

Major Industry:

  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.0%)

Recreation:

  • The Parks & Recreation Department maintains 54 public parks, 6 miles of greenways, 10 community centers, numerous programs for youth, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, a comprehensive athletics program, and many facilities that provide resources for a range of activities
  • Exciting outdoor adventures and environmental education opportunities for all ages and abilities. Activities include summer adventure camps, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, youth programs, adult programs, overnight trips and special events.

Arts & Culture:

  • In studios in the River Arts District, where more than 200 artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and other mediums in historical buildings along a one-mile stretch of the French Broad River. 
  • Performing arts enthusiasts can choose from several theater companies, the Asheville Symphony, Lyric Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse or the free outdoor summer Shakespeare series provided by the Montford Park Players.

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Asheville Tourists are a Minor League Baseball team of the High-A East and the High-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Come watch them play right here in Asheville.  
  • The city of Charlotte, 99 miles away from Asheville, is home to teams at nearly every level of American sports including the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Whether you are planning a lacrosse or soccer tournament, equestrian event or basketball, we’ve got the facilities and resources to make your event a smashing success
  • Adult Softball leagues
  • Youth sports programs such as volleyball, basketball, and fall ball

Shopping:

  • Asheville Mall is a sprawling shopping destination in the heart of Asheville, NC, boasting 132 stores and restaurants
  • Asheville Outlets has over 70 stores and several dining opportunities.

Top Five things to do:

  1. Biltmore
  2. The North Carolina Arboretum
  3. New Belgium Brewing Company
  4. Asheville Pinball Museum
  5. Craggy Gardens