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Interim Chief Psychiatrist Medical Officer

Yakima, WA 98902

Posted: 07/24/24 Employment Type: Temporary Position: Psychiatrist Job Number: 30007 Specialty: Medical Director

Job Description

VHS is looking for an Interim Chief Psychiatrist Medical Officer to oversee multiple Behavioral Health facilities in Washington State!

Start: ASAP
Up to 1 yr assignment (possibly longer)
Independent Contractor - $265-285/hr based on experience

  • A valid license to practice medicine in the State of Washington
  • And, completion of an ACGME approved residency in Psychiatry, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine
  • And, 5 years of post-eligibility practice in hospital care
  • And, broad understanding of all the patients served and the medical treatment protocols or guidelines for various acute and chronic psychiatric and medical conditions
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Regulations of the State of Washington and the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) standards
  • Prior experience as a supervising psychiatrist or training and education of psychiatric residents
  • Evidence-based psychosocial therapies, trauma informed care and emerging concepts in recovery from mental illness
  • Sound judgment, decision making, conflict resolution, problem-solving, time management, collaborative, and strategic planning leadership skills

This role will be responsible for the oversight of medical practices for both inpatient and outpatient services.  He/she will support the medical team in multiple locations around central/eastern Washington.  The CMO will have direct oversight of PAs and PharmDs.  Will need the kills to fill-in for the Medical Director at times and should have both administrative and consulting experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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