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Psychiatrist Medical Director

Job ID: 20675
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


The PeaceHealth Behavioral Health department is seeking an experienced Psychiatrist for the Columbia Network Medical Director practice opportunity. This role will be clinical and and provide administrative leadership for PeaceHealth Southwest & St. John Medical Center and behavioral health clinicians integrated throughout the Columbia Network.

The Medical Director is an administrative management position, working closely with the Behavioral Health Units Leadership Team to ensure optimal performance of the clinical department regarding quality assurance, risk management, quality of service including patient access and satisfaction, and resource stewardship. In conjunction with the Network Behavioral Health Director, the Medical Director has the authority to direct and manage physicians and staff within the clinical department according to approved organizational plans and policies. Consider becoming a leader of this physician-centric department, and never compromise the values that brought you to medicine. The Medical Director reports and is organizationally accountable to the Medical Director of the Behavioral Health Service Line. This position will be situated at Longview and they will be responsible for the BHU in Longview, but will have Network-wide responsibilities across Columbia Network.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of medicine and completion of residency training in psychiatry.
  • MD/DO with a minimum of 7 years practice experience.
  • Including 2+ years of clinical leadership experience, and 3+ years managing a hospital-based mental health/chemical dependency delivery system (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Demonstrated clinical abilities across the spectrum of Behavioral Health care, including integrated care (especially in the AIMS model); outpatient; intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization; consult-liaison and medical-surgical settings; and acute and long term inpatient psychiatric.

Practicing with PeaceHealth:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has a busy and highly respected consultation-liaison service, providing consults to medical/surgical inpatients and to our ED, and an outpatient clinic located nearby.
  • PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has a 22 bed inpatient psychiatric unit, active consultation-liaison service, and an outpatient clinic located nearby.

  • Collegial group of psychiatrists and a multidisciplinary behavioral health teams throughout the Columbia Network
  • A growing department of 10 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, psychologists, mental health counselors, pharmacists, medical social workers and enthusiastic ancillary staff who all have a longstanding PeaceHealth relationship.
  • Schedule: 0.6 Clinical FTE & 0.4 Administrative FTE. No call requirements.

Hospital Highlights:

What you'll love about the communities:

  • Vancouver, Washington is in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
  • Easy access to an abundance of recreational and cultural amenities including hiking, biking, skiing, water sports, fishing, fine dining, theatre, symphony and so much more.
  • Longview, Washington is ideally situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon, offering residents a rural lifestyle with year-round opportunities for recreation.
  • Take advantage of no state income tax in Washington.

    PeaceHealth Benefits & Culture:

    • Guaranteed first year salary: $275,124.00
    • Along with a generous employment bonus, relocation assistance, and educational loan reimbursement for those that qualify
    • PeaceHealth provides fully paid malpractice insurance
    • Three excellent health coverage options, plus vision, dental, retirement contributions, and supplemental options.

    Accountability of this role:

    1. Assist in coordinating, supervising, and evaluating the provision of medical services within the Behavioral Health Service Line in the network. This includes Behavioral Health Integration, Outpatient, Acute (Emergency Psychological Services), Subacute Care, and Inpatient Care

    2. Assist in the development, management, outreach, and budgeting of the Behavioral Health Programs/Departments within the network;

    3. Ensure the Behavioral Health Program/Department operates in compliance with the policies, practices, and directions of Hospital and PeaceHealth; Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff, including without limitation the behavioral standards for Medical Staff; the standards and recommendations of Hospital’s accrediting body; applicable standards of relevant professional societies; and all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations;

    4. Facilitate communication among the Behavioral Health Department, Medical Staff, Hospital Administration, and other relevant Hospital and ambulatory departments and staff;

    5. Participate in the development and implementation of effective quality assurance and utilization review programs, including implementation of applicable PeaceHealth quality improvement initiatives and other specific deliverables;

    6. Coordinate, supervise, mentor, participate in and evaluate the teaching of physician and non-physician professional staff within the Behavioral Health Program/Department;

    7. Monitor HCAHPS results and participate in the development and implementation of improvement plans to enhance the overall patient experience;

    8. Complete all records regarding Behavioral Health services as required by Hospital or its Medical Staff;

    9. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of state’s civil commitment laws, policies, procedures, regulations, and case law;

    10. In concert with administrative leadership - develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of evidence-based protocols & standardized order sets for Behavioral Health services.

    11. Facilitate and support innovation to develop fast, cost effective, and high-quality methods of delivering care;

    12. Maintain close and highly collaborative relationships with Network CMO, Network Director of Behavioral Health Services, and Psychiatry Section Lead(s) to implement the Behavioral Health Service Line strategic vision.

    13. In collaboration with the BH Network Director, represents the Behavioral Health Department within the Network in any collaborative discussion or conflicts/disagreements which arise;

    14. In collaboration with the Network Director of BH Services, assist in the development, management, budgeting and financial performance of the BH service line Participates in System Service Line initiatives on a regular basis, including expected attendance at BH Collaborative meetings;

    15. In collaboration with Section Lead(s), determine call and coverage schedule for all hospital-based services, including SJMC 3N and CL service; PHSW CL and EPS service; ADAPT; and any future hospital-based programs; to be finalized at least 6 months in advance;

    16. Perform other duties relating to the Behavioral Health Program/Department as requested by the Behavioral Health Service Line Leadership Team.

    For more information please apply today or contact Provider Recruiter, Lyndse Neppl: [email protected]

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