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DSHS WSH Psychiatry Center Medical Director

at State of Washington

Pay: up to $282528/year
$282528 - $
Posted: 11/17/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2313332

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence, and wellness. As a leader in the behavioral health field, you see yourself assuming a strategic role; becoming part of the solution. Join our team as a Center Medical Director at Western State Hospital.

Our team at Western is working hard to improve the quality of care and safety for patients, staff and the community. In accomplishing the level of quality care we strive for, we are seeking a psychiatry professional who can turn ideas into lasting improvements.

At a high level, you will
  • Develop and manage medical aspects of the centers' operational plan
  • Oversee effective treatment processes
  • Ensure patients are receiving quality care
  • Analyze needs and provide recommendations to policies and procedures
  • Manage psychiatrists and medical staff
  • Collaborate and coordinate with hospital executives, medical staff, management, and leadership impacting best practices
  • Meet regularly with professional staff, participate in the formulation or revision of policies, relevant committee meetings and evaluating treatment programs

As part of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Western State Hospital provides quality psychiatric and medical services to over 850 adults with serious behavioral health issues and is one of the nation's largest inpatient psychiatric state hospitals.
One of the biggest perks unique to public service is that we are not driven by production, this allows our healthcare staff the ability to focus on developing approaches to treatment and emphasizing patient care over profit. Additional compensation and benefits include:
  • Opportunity to work on complex cases
  • Relocation assistance
  • "Day One" benefits package that rivals any employer in Washington State
  • WA State retirement pension program and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Generous leave package & weekends off
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • DSHS provided support staff and covered operating expenses

We are interested in a skilled leader with a valid license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain one by start of employment and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, this person has a proven record of clinical excellence and management expertise.

Please attach or send a resume or CV to Senior Recruiter, Jenny at If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact Jenny by email or phone 360-725-5848 and reference 11871.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protect­ed veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


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