Medical Director - BH Inpatient Services

MultiCare Health System
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Full Time
Position Type
Navos, a member of the MultiCare Behavioral Health network, is seeking a full time (1.0 FTE) Psychiatric Medical Director for Inpatient Services. This is an excellent opportunity to partner and spearhead the largest behavioral health network in the state of Washington. This position is ideal for an attending psychiatrist looking for their first leadership role, or an experienced Medical Director looking for a new, rewarding opportunity.

The Psychiatric Medical Director position will provide direction to Navos Hospital medical staff ensuring safe, therapeutic, and competent patient care, including initial diagnostic psychiatric evaluation, record review and medication management occur in accordance with state and agency standards. The Medical Director will remain current in best practices and lead staff to provide efficient, effective, and timely fashion; collaborate in a multi-disciplinary framework with Medical, Clinical and Administrative teams; liaison with outside medical providers as needed; and serve as an expert resource for psychiatric care and treatment. The Medical Director will also have responsibility for patient medication monitoring, and assisting in coordination of pertinent medical care, as indicated.

Education and/or Experience:

MD or DO degree in good standing, completion of an APA-approved residency in psychiatry, and must be Board Eligible or Board- Certified in psychiatry; 4+ years of direct patient care in the treatment of severely and persistently mentally ill clients; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with both acutely and chronically mentally ill adults preferred. Must have current, thorough familiarity with psychotropic medications -- their prescribing, administration, and appropriate monitoring, including the assessment and management of potential side effects.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted Washington State medical license, as well as current federal DEA/NPI licenses, active Medicare provider status and ongoing Board Certification.

For more information, please contact Kate Loos at

Additional Information:

The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos. What we offer: Competitive salary, a full array of benefits and a great location makes this an ideal choice for the provider who is looking to experience the best of Northwest living from big-city amenities to the pristine beauty and recreational opportunities of the great outdoors.

Why MultiCare:

Market Leadership: Washington s largest community-based, locally governed non-for-profit health system
Technology: Most Wired healthcare system 10 years in a row Employee-centric: Named to Forbes America s Best Employers by State in 2019, 2021
Natural Beauty: Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest enjoy breathtaking natural beauty, outdoor activities and outstanding schools and universities
Easy Drive to Seattle, Portland, Sea Tac Airport and Victoria, BC About MultiCare: MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization that s been caring for communities in Washington state since the founding of Tacoma s first hospital in 1882. With more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers, we ve grown from a Tacoma-centric, hospital-based organization into the largest, not-for-profit, community-based, locally-owned health system in the state of Washington. Our comprehensive system of health serves patients from around the Pacific Northwest and includes numerous inpatient care, primary care, virtual care, urgent care, dedicated pediatric care and specialty services including MultiCare Behavioral Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Mary Bridge Children s Hospital & Health Network, a comprehensive regional network of health services for children; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region.

Our network of care includes 11 hospitals:

MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Auburn
MultiCare Capital Medical Center, Olympia
MultiCare Covington Medical Center, Covington
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, Spokane
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup
Mary Bridge Children s Hospital, Tacoma the region s only children s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washington
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, which is home to the Puget Sound Region s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
MultiCare Valley Hospital, Spokane Valley
Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, West Seattle
Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital, Tacoma

* MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians, APP s and a wide range of community outreach programs across the state complete our organization. Health care is changing. And MultiCare is changing with it. But our commitment to our mission Partnering for Healing and a Healthy Future and our dedication to the health of those we serve remains constant and unwavering.

Compensation Range: Median: $309,524

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