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Senior Medical Director of Specialty Behavioral Health, Portland, OR

Organization: Central City Concern
Category: Medical Director
Location: Portland, OR
Date Job Posted: January 22, 2020
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Senior Medical Director of Specialty Behavioral Health

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

Central City Concern is seeking a Senior Medical Director of Specialty Behavioral Health!

This position is responsible for leading all mental health and psychiatric services delivered at Central City Concern. A key responsibility of this role is in the collaborative development and evolution of an integrated service-line of behavioral healthcare delivery across multiple facilities and clinical care teams within the Central City Concern continuum of care. These facilities include CCC’s Blackburn Center, Old Town Clinic, Old Town Recovery Center and the Imani and Puentes Culturally Specific programs.

The SMD of Specialty Behavioral Health Services is a member of the Health Services Leadership Team and will provide leadership and strategic vision surrounding the operation of these mental health services programs and the integration of service delivery across primary care and substance use disorders services within CCC. This will be accomplished by working in close and aligned partnership with the Health Services Leadership Team, Executive Leadership Team and Operational partners within the CCC Health Services Continuum. In addition, the SMD of Mental Health Services will hold governance representation roles supporting clinical quality, safety, clinical and professional standards and support the privileging and credentialing of clinical staff.

The SMD of Specialty Behavioral Health Services provides leadership and mentoring to the Health Services clinical staff, participates and leads clinical quality and peer review within the Mental Health service-lines and partners with operational and quality team leaders to maintain a posture of continuous quality improvement, patient safety and compliance with clinical best practices and standards defined by payers and regulatory agencies. The SMD of Specialty Behavioral Health Services also establishes and promotes the professional, clinical, and ethical values and standards of Central City Concern to which all clinical staff are expected to adhere.


  • License to practice as a PMHNP by the Oregon Board of Nursing.
  • APRN Degree in Psychiatric Practice with DNP preferred.
  • Must have full prescriptive authority in Oregon with a DEA number.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in providing psychiatric care as a medical provider.
  • Minimum three years’ experience supervising a clinical workforce of psychiatric and mental health providers and consulting in a psychiatric clinic setting.
  • Current CPR certification required

Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees:

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 6.25% in your 1st year, 8% in the 2nd year, and 10% in your 3rd year! Fully vested with your first contribution!
  • 9 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!


This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

Central City Concern is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681.

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