Washington State DSHS Medical Director in Washington


Medical Director for Rainier or Fircrest Residential Habilitation Centers

Rainier Residential Habilitation Center and Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center is currently perusing Physicians to serve as Medical Directors for professional staff at each care facility.

We are hiring strong providers with clinical and management skills to achieve high standards, and support statewide standard of care in our facilities and maintain certification and ongoing programs. As a Medical Director, you'll serve as point person for care under the accepted community standards of medical care, and follow procedures set forth for the operation of a state and federally funded residential Intermediate Care Facility for Developmentally Disabled Adults.

Delivery of medical care to our clients is a critical role that involves coordinating care within the facility, and outside referrals. We provide comprehensive training and care with an interdisciplinary team approach. The Medical Departments, managed locally by the Medical Directors oversee the clinical aspects of the practice, supervising directly and through other supervisors for about 20 staff members. The department includes physicians, pharmacists, therapists, dental, lab and other support staff.

You will make a difference and actually practice medicine in an integrated team approach. The work you perform makes a significant difference in the daily lives of people who have significant needs. Some days the results are immediate, and you are appreciated for the effort both short term and long term. Other times you are seeing the gradual results of good, long term management of complex medical conditions. This is the benefit of managing a small number of clients long term. It is not a high production, monetary based practice with success or failure measured in dollars. We go for improved quality of care. There are no billing or major coding requirements. You get to work with highly motivated and experienced staff who also want to make a difference.

Some of what you will do

  • Practice medicine with a skilled interdisciplinary team to provide care to residents with complex medical, developmental and neurological needs.
  • Provide administrative support and manage medical staff at the facility.
  • Assist in improving policies and procedures to improve or enhance care.
  • Assist in Quality Improvement programs and review of care in the facility.
  • Participate in Executive Administrative meetings and report to the Superintendent on goals and outcomes.
  • Complete performance reviews of employees.
  • Lead or participate in various support committees.

Here's what we're looking for

  • Board Certified Doctors participating in activities to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine and patient care in the State of Washington.
  • Interested in working with adult psychiatric population and who may exhibit behavioral, emotional, medical and correctional problems that manifest as inappropriate, non-compliant and aggressive in nature.
  • Ability to lead other professional staff providing comprehensive training and care within an interdisciplinary team approach.
  • Strong Primary Care skills - provide integrated medical care to clients with complex needs and problems. Our clients reflect both an aging population with challenging, chronic diseases and complex neuropsychiatric co-occurring conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage medical and support staff as a leader and supporter. We have a diverse group of disciplines and skills reflected by the department.
  • Experience with clinical management, care policies and records management. We do not have billing or production quotas; however, we safeguard the efficient use of resources, coordination of care and coverage of services and active explore ways to improve current process.
  • Effective communication skills both written and in person are essential. Clients may have limitations, and education of both guardians and direct care staff can be essential to better outcomes and expectations. Competitive salary, $174,768 DOQ annually, plus incentive pay for board certification and continuing medical education. Comprehensive benefits package.

How to apply Submit a Letter of Interest and Resume

Questions Contact Surie.Hughes@dshs.wa.gov

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. 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 & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 a 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 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 16-135 YQ20 YE61

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: See Position Description

Location: Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA