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Psychiatrist: Adult Consultation Liaison

MultiCare Health System
Puyallup, Washington
Closing date
May 31, 2025

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Full Time
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You Belong Here.

At MultiCare, we strive to offer a true sense of belonging for all our employees. Across our health care network, you will find a dynamic range of meaningful careers, opportunities for growth, safe workplaces, and flexible schedules. We are connected by our mission - partnering and healing for a healthy future - and dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

MultiCare is seeking candidates to participate in the development and deployment of an innovative hub-and-spoke consultation model.  We are deploying a central hub of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry team members to provide consult services through onsite, telepsychiatry and telephonic interventions.  The use of the hub-and-spoke delivery design sets the stage for MultiCare to cast a vital behavioral health lifeline to our network of hospitals. 


  • Performs thorough and accurate psychiatric assessments on patients requiring psychiatric consultation in the general hospital.
  • Conducts direct psychiatric patient care for patients residing in hospitals on Single Bed Certification (SBC) status.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patient population including the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify diagnoses and to provide the appropriate treatment.
  • Make recommendations regarding ordering, collecting, interpreting, and evaluating laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.
  • Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patient's response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.
  • Collaborates with the C/L team to provide case management services including coordination with medical staff, nursing staff and outside providers, formulates the treatment plan along with the clinical team.
  • Documents in a timely, accurate and concise manner, using proper terminology, on department and MHS forms, adheres to established guidelines.
  • Provides supervision/collaboration for other members of the C/L team (namely psychiatric ARNPs on the team)
  • Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge base to provide education to patients, their families, the rest of the C/L team, medical staff, and any trainees on service
  • Works collaboratively with third party payors, Managed Care companies or other contracted concerns to ensure that quality patient care is maintained and managed with effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities for the department, actively seeking to promote optimum patient care through participation in designated activities for improved performance, outcome measures and patient satisfaction.
  • Adheres to MHS Attendance and Punctuality Policy and Procedure standards.  Maintains reliable attendance
  • Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations and core values (respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence, collaboration, and kindness), continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned


  • Respect:  Seek first to understand
  • Integrity:  Do the right thing
  • Stewardship:  Live lean
  • Excellence:  Be your best/Act for safety’s sake
  • Collaboration:  Team up
  • Kindness:  Create warmth and comfort



  • Knowledge of the normal signs of aging and ability to provide age-appropriate care
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on reaching out; being friendly; and showing respect, compassion, and courtesy
  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of computer
  • Skill in good oral and written communication
  • Skill in time management
  • Skill in interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work with physical, biological, chemical and/or mechanical hazards common to the hospital environment
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to set priorities and use good judgment
  • Completion of ACGME accredited consult-liaison fellowship is a plus

 FTE: 1.0, Shift: Day, Schedule: M-F 8-5

What We Have to Offer

    Competitive compensation package including sign-on and relocationExcellent benefits including medical, dental, annual leave, CME, retirement, and malpractice insurance (including tail)Generous time off to support work/life balanceCareer growth options with student loan repayment and leadership opportunitiesResearch opportunities, both industry-sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated research, in collaboration with dedicated Research Institute staffWellness program including dedicated mental health services and leadership and wellness coachingEnjoy life in the Pacific Northwest with breathtaking water, mountain, and forest views at every turn

Position Summary

Our Values

As a MultiCare employee, we'll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

Why MultiCare?

  • Belonging: We work to create a true sense of belonging for all our caregivers
  • Mission-driven: We are dedicated to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future and the patients and communities we serve
  • Market leadership: Washington state's largest community-based, locally governed health system
  • Employee-centric: Named Forbes “America’s Best Employers by State” in 2023
  • Technology: "Most Wired"?health care?system 15 years in a row
  • Leading research: MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, 40 years of ground-breaking, clinical and health services research in our communities
  • Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest - offering breathtaking water, mountains and forest at every turn.

Pay and Benefit Expectations

Associated benefit information can be viewed here.


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