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Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Application Deadline: July 01, 2021

Psychiatry Residency Program Director

 Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
 Grand Rapids
 United States of America


The Psychiatry Residency Program Director will lead the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Residency Program. The Program Director is responsible for the strategic planning, integration, and oversight of the program activities towards meeting DIO and ACGME’s goals of training the future leaders in psychiatric care.  The Program Director will help lead efforts to recruit and retain diverse learners; develop and implement evidence-based curricula; foster an inclusive learning experience and climate; and create and disseminate scholarship in the area of graduate medical education in academic medicine. Is also responsible for upholding the highest quality care, keeping with all standards and bylaws set by government agencies as well as Pine Rest.  The Residency Program Director must demonstrate excellent customer service and have enthusiasm about the program and the Pine Rest organization.

Job Duties:

  • Understand and maintain all program requirement for high quality education for psychiatry residents as outlined by the ACGME and the ABPN. 
  • Develop and execute a successful psychiatry residency lecture curriculum
  • Implement structural and educational changes to the program to address identified weaknesses or implement improvements to the psychiatry residency curriculum.
  • Provide emergency/vacation resident supervision for the resident inpatient units and the residency outpatient clinic.
  • Aid residents in generating ideas and facilitating connection with mentors for development of a required scholarly project. 
  • Continued evaluation and development of internal and external clinical rotations to meet resident educational needs.
  • Evaluate the psychiatry residency educational program (as a whole and by postgraduate level) at least annually to determine strengths, weaknesses, and adherence to educational objectives.
  • Give feedback to residents at twice yearly meetings.
  • Evaluate specific rotations to determine strengths, weaknesses, and adherence to educational objectives.
  • Participate in the evaluation of prior season’s recruitment process.
  • Assist with the orientation of new residents into the program each year.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in recruiting a diverse class of residents, reflective of the region.
  • Work towards recruiting a diverse faculty body with various professional interests. 
  • Faculty recruitment and retention.
  • Ensure the quality of care provided by residents in the program is of the highest caliber and that any lapses in quality are appropriately investigated, resolved, and used to improve processes and education.
  • Meet with residents as deemed necessary for problem solving and career counseling.
  • Provide appropriate guidance to faculty members in their roles within the residency.
  • Lead and delegate residency work as deemed appropriate to associate program directors and other core faculty.
  • Interact and support the psychiatry chief residents in their assigned duties.
  • Attend chief resident meetings to discuss residency related issues and assist with problem solving.
  • Assist in the selection of residents for annual teaching and service awards.
  • Meet with the associate program directors weekly to discuss programmatic issues and other duty assignments.
  • Write letters of recommendation for residents applying for jobs and fellowship positions.
  • Attend all residency special events and meetings including (but not limited to): orientation, rank meeting, faculty development meetings, graduation, etc.
  • Assist in developing novel approaches to educating residents and ensuring a more robust academic environment at Pine Rest.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the general well-being of the residents, faculty, and staff of the program.
  • Keep the DIO and administration aware of issues affecting the residents, faculty, and staff of the program.
  • Assign duties of the Associate Program Directors as deemed necessary.

Minimum Requirements


Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Medical (MD) or doctoral degree (DO).
  • Current Michigan State license as physician and surgeon in an unrestricted status.
  • National Certification in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the ability to attain licensure. 
  • Experience as a teaching faculty position in a residency program, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrates 5 or more years of progressive faculty experience after residency training.
  • Work requires the completion of a four-year psychiatric residency in order to gain adequate preparation in understanding of PRCMHS policies and procedures and in order to develop skills in patient assessment, and development of treatment plans.


Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ’s love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, and professional excellence.
  • Ability to provide culturally inclusive care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting.
  • Interpersonal relationship skills necessary in order to relate to a wide variety of internal and external contacts including patients and families, multi-disciplinary treatment team members, other Hospital employees, and a variety of individuals in the social sphere of the patient under treatment. 
  • Verbal and written communication skills which enable the worker to convey clear, thorough, necessary, and timely information to individuals, family, colleagues, supervisory and management personnel.
  • Passion for and commitment to graduate medical education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes and training psychiatrists for future independent practice.
Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program Director Application Link

Contact Information:

Molly Remus
Physician Recruiter
300 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548