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Medical Director - Behavioral Health Inpatient Services, Seattle, WA

Organization: Navos
Category: Medical Director
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: January 12, 2023
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Medical Director - Behavioral Health Inpatient Services (Flexible FTE!)

Job Details

Job ID: 104707
Location: Seattle, WA
Entity: Behavioral Health -Navos
Category: Physician
Specialty: Psychiatry
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
FTE: 1
Primary Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Are you an attending Psychiatrist looking for your first Medical Director opportunity? Or perhaps you're a seasoned Medical Director looking for a new, rewarding leadership career in beautiful Seattle, WA? MultiCare Health System and Navos Hospital have an incredible and flexible Medical Director opportunity. This position can be a 0.5 or 0.6 Medical Director and 0.4 or 0.5 Clinical; based on your preference! You'll enjoy the opportunity to work with an interesting, complex patient population, partner with an outstanding hospital leadership team, and join the state's largest Behavioral Healthcare network. The reasons to work at Navos are as unique and diverse as the people who work here. Join us for the professional challenges you seek as an integral member of the Navos Leadership Team!

About The Position:

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.

A Day In The Life:

-Provides leadership and guidance to medical staff ensuring consistent and competent client care
-Drives accountability and process improvement.
Performs psychosocial assessments and mental status examinations on referred consumers when necessary, recommending follow-up and when necessary, prescribes appropriate medications and other health care
-Participates as a member of interdisciplinary treatment team, providing expertise and clinical leadership in the development of treatment and discharge plans
-Ensures quality and suitability of assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning
-Provides educational supervision and support to treatment staff regarding diagnoses, treatment planning, use and abuse of medications, health maintenance and related issues. Conducts in-service training on these topics
-Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care
-Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; values consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy. Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence

What You'll Bring:

-Must possess and maintain a current unrestricted WA State medical license, as well as current federal DEA/NPI licenses
-Completion of an APA-approved residency in psychiatry; MD degree in good standing
-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 chronicle 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
-Active provider status and ongoing Board Certification

Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of an updated background investigation.

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.

-Competitive pay, including sign-on bonus & relocation
-22 days Paid Time Off and 8 paid holidays in your first year with Navos!
-Medical, Dental, Vision
-Generous 401k package with company match
-Annual training funds, CME
-And so much more!

For more information and a complete opportunity overview, please email Kate Loos at

To learn more about Navos please visit

Additional Information:

At Navos, we offer a healing home for children, young people and adults who are vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders. 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.

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*

Additional Information:

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. Come be one of the best of the best with us!

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