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Ascension Health Physician, Psychiatry in Birmingham, Alabama

We Are Hiring

Ascension St Vincent's East is looking for a full time Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist. St. Vincent’s East has an 80-bed psychiatric unit where individuals participate in an active program that may include medication management, therapeutic activities, and individual and family therapies. Join a team of behavioral health providers committed to helping patients on their wellness journey.

Why Join Our Team

About Ascension St. Vincent’s

  • Founded in 1898 by the Daughters of Charity, we have the oldest hospital in Birmingham.

  • Since then we have grown to include a regional network of healthcare services and facilities which includes five hospitals, a health and wellness facility, outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, primary care network, home health and hospice, home medical equipment services, behavioral health, wellness services, corporate health services and specialized care.

  • The system employs 4,700 associates and has more than 1,100 physicians serving on medical staffs.

About Birmingham

  • Why Birmingham? Our wonderful climate, tree-blanketed and hilly terrain, and the wonderful hospitality of our people make Birmingham an ideal place to live.

  • Outstanding public and private schools, colleges and universities, including a world class medical research university at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

  • Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Civil Rights District National Monument, a progressive business climate that fosters growth, a revitalized downtown where people go to work, live and play, and an unparalleled food and art scene that has grabbed the attention of visitors and publications across the world.

  • Highest concentration of health care jobs in any of the top 50 MSAs in the country.

  • With one of the lowest costs of living of any major metro in the Southeast and more green space per capita than any other city of our size, Birmingham is one of America’s best-kept secrets

About Ascension Medical GroupWhen you join Ascension Medical Group (AMG), you are entering a community where physician and advanced practice provider engagement and experience is recognized as a key driver of delivering excellent patient care. With 1,900 sites of care and 7,000 providers strong, AMG is one of the largest healthcare provider networks in the United States. Physicians and advanced practice providers benefit from a collaborative approach to care, significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages.

What You Will Do

Ascension St. Vincent's is looking for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Psychiatrist for our Behavioral Health Department.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to partner with Ascension St. Vincent's to provide medical services to patients.

Position Highlights:

  • Vibrant inpatient unit and outpatient services

  • Team approach between therapist and physician

  • Able to provide all levels of care

  • Competitive pay and benefits

  • Front loaded PTO

  • Medical malpractice insurance

  • Excellent Benefits package

  • Retirement plan with employer match

  • Deferred compensation plan, tax free investment account

  • Paid CME allowance

  • Paid licenses and permits

  • Customized electronic health record, Athena for clinic and Cerner for inpatient

  • Eight-year-old unit built out specifically for behavioral health

  • Appreciative patients

  • Autonomy in a collegial practice

  • Affiliated with Grayson & Associates, largest private mental health practice in Alabama with 102 providers

    You will be employed by Ascension Medical Group, a division of Ascension Health, one of the largest not for profit acute care hospital systems in the country.


  • Combination of inpatient and outpatient work

  • Participate in on-call rotation for practice

  • Participate in Tele-Psychiatry supported across Ascension ministries by Ironbow

  • Maintain electronic medical records in Athena for clinic and Cerner for hospital unit

  • Work as an integrated team of providers

What You Will Need

Required Credential:

Physician MD/DO with Prescriptive Authority and credentialed from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Preferred Credential:

Board Eligible/Certified in Psychiatry


Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) required

Work Experience:

Open to new grads or experienced psychiatrists interested in developing a practice focused on adult and geriatric psychiatry.

Visa Eligibility


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension St. Vincent Health System is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdfFor further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplement (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf) Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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