Staff Psychiatrist - St. Joseph

Mental Health Team

Staff Psychiatrist Opportunity at Lakeland Health

Location: St. Joseph

Overview of Highlights

Are you seeking to join a growing mental health services program that offers both inpatient and outpatient opportunities?  Lakeland Health, in partnership with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, desires your passion and expertise.  Help us as we continue to revitalize mental health care in southwest Michigan!

Seeking board-eligible or board-certified candidates in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry.  Adult needs include our 26-bed inpatient unit at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.  Team includes three full time staff psychiatrists, part-time telemedicine psychiatrist, and PRN providers to assist with weekend coverage.  Adult outpatient program is being developed.  Child & adolescent opportunities are outpatient only.

Enjoys the benefits of partnership with Pine Rest, one of the largest behavioral health organizations in the United States with with the more than 70 psychiatrists, 110 fully licensed psychologists, more than 190 licensed masters-level social workers, and 30 physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  Potential educational forum and teaching opportunities in Pine Rest's psychiatry residency and clerkship programs (resident and medical student rotations and lectures).

Inpatient unit at Lakeland Medical Center is large and well-maintained.  Includes expansive indoor and outdoor recreation space, with a full gym and crafts areas.  Video court available through partnership with Berrien County.  Dedicated and experienced support staff.  Epic electronic health records. 

Lakeland Health, ranked one of 15 Top Health Systems in the nation in 2017 by Truven Analytics – IBM Watson Health, is a teaching hospital, offering residencies in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology.  We also host 3rd and 4th year medical students from Michigan State University and Des Moines University Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Recruitment & Benefits Package

  • Competitive market-based compensation
  • Occurrence-based malpractice coverage (No Tail Coverage Required)
  • Health/dental/vision/disability/life insurance/retirement benefits
  • CME allowance
  • Relocation assistance provided in accordance with policy
  • Interview expenses covered

Southwest Michigan is home to Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Headquarters and Andrews University – one of the most diverse college campuses in the United States.  One of the most affordable places to live in Michigan, we offer a peaceful, relaxed quality of life, with a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities only 90 minutes from downtown Chicago.

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To learn more, please contact Chad Simcox at or (269) 985-4485. 

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