Psychiatrist Medical Director | Psychiatric Emergency Services

Department: Psychiatrist

Location: Houston , TX

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The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD is looking for a new Medical Director to join our Psychiatric Emergency Services team!

$15k Sign-On Bonus available!

About the Position

The Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at The Harris Center will be responsible for the core functions of mental health services in our PES program. Under the direction of the VP of Mental Health Medical Services, you will oversee the Neuropsychiatric Center in addition to the emergency services offered at our other clinics. You will also be responsible implementing policies and procedures that improve the quality of care offered by our CPEP division. For these programs, the Medical Director will direct and coordinate the medical management, quality improvement, transitions of care, and credentialing/onboarding for emergency mental health providers. This position's responsibilities are split between administrative leadership and direct patient care.

Pay Structure

  • $260,000 per year
  • Additional incentives available


  • $15k sign-on bonus
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Short- and Long-term disability insurance
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Prescription plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401(a), 403(b), or 457 retirement plans with matching
  • Generous PTO
  • Competitive salary
  • Family and Medical leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Loan Repayment Coordination Assistance
  • Professional development programs
  • New hire referral bonus


  • Graduate from an approved College of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Completion of General Psychiatry residency
  • Board-Certified in General Psychiatry
  • Licensed to practice medicine in State of Texas
  • DEA number, Texas Controlled Substance number, and Triplicate Prescriptions

About The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD

The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas.  As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve our community. We are committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential. 

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.