Organization: Western State Hospital
Category: Chief Medical Officer
Location: Lakewood, Pierce County, WA
Date Job Posted: September 24, 2021
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Chief Medical Officer
SALARY:-$257,000 - $316,000 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Lakewood, Pierce County, WA
At the Department of Social and Health Services, our mission is to Transform Lives and it begins with you!!
Western State Hospital is one of the largest inpatient psychiatric hospital west of the Mississippi, with more than 700 patients and nearly 2,800 employees, located in the city of Lakewood, Washington, just south of Tacoma and to better support this vision, Western has created two separate centers of operations. The Civil Center of Excellence will provide civil operations while developing plans for a new 350-bed hospital on its campus to help patients become stable enough to understand and participate in their court proceedings and the Gage Center of Forensic Excellence will provide state-of-the-art mental health evaluation, restoration, treatment, habilitation, and consultation services. This job is a great opportunity to support our mission.
We are seeking a visionary and collaborative leader who has experience in both medical and management leadership roles, demonstrating the respect and humility to hold themselves and all others accountable. This will be an exciting and challenging opportunity, as they will be tasked to discharge many patients to their families and communities and who can proactively lead, delegate and empower our workforce to live out Western State Hospital’s purpose and values of transforming lives that foster high-quality patient-centered care.
The Chief Medical Officer is a key leadership role on the civil side reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. You’ll serve as an essential member of the hospital’s Executive Cabinet on the civil center and play a crucial role in overseeing, the civil patients, where the focus is to help patients transition into local communities and guiding daily activities related to the hospital’s administration and personnel management. You will strategically plan, develop, manage, direct and evaluate all clinical and administrative components to assure a supportive environment for all medical staff and clinical medical services. You will oversee, lead, and direct multidisciplinary management teams, programs, projects, and people and ensure that all staff adhere to safety standards, and deliver on the highest quality of services and the safest treatment to all patients.
Primary priorities of what you'll do:
Model cohesive leadership
Manage day-to-day operations
We want to connect with a leader who has experience, expertise, and strengths to:
If this is your area of expertise and interest, come partner with us in doing this meaningful and critical work. We encourage you to apply!
Required Education and Experience
To learn more about the Western State Chief Medical Officer opportunity, DSHS, and BHA click here to view the Chief Medical Officer executive advertisement
Compensation and Benefits:
The annual salary range for the Chief Medical Officer is $257,000 to $316,000 In addition, the Department of Social and Health Services offers a generous Executive Management benefit package that includes:
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter reflecting relevant experience and demonstrating what makes you a competitive applicant for this opportunity
Per Governor Inslees’ Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Your vaccine status will be verified at New Employee Orientation. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available, once an offer of employment is made.