Medical Director *Eligible for Bonus

US Government, Health Services

  • Full Time

*This position is eligible for a one-time hiring bonus in the amount of $20,000.00, with a two-year stay agreement. *Bonuses are subject to all applicable tax withholdings. 

Deschutes County Behavioral Health (DCBH) is the Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) providing safety net and core clinical services for community members in Deschutes County.  DCBH is also a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). As such, DCBH relies on multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative, evidence based, recovery oriented services in behavioral healthcare settings co-located with physical health providers.

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,100 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.  
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

The Medical Director job at DCBH is a dynamic dual role of specialty clinical care and clinical leadership at an agency serving Central Oregonians with mental illness and substance use disorders.  With 50% protected time to provide direct clinical services with psychiatric specialty teams, this is an opportunity for a community psychiatrist to remain directly engaged in clinical work.  The other 50% of the time this position is able to provide clinical leadership for the organization, including opportunities to provide consultation and supervision to teams, design and conduct clinical trainings, facilitate multidisciplinary case reviews to constructively learn from adverse outcomes, and engage with state and community partners with an opportunity to advocate for better systems of care.

This position is located in Deschutes County and may be eligible for hybrid/in-office remote work as allowed by policy and approved by the supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team in providing collaborative and specialty care to persons with mental illness and substance use disorders. There are a variety of teams where opportunities may be available including:  ACT, forensic specialty team, geriatric team, first-episode psychosis and other specialty teams for young persons, crisis assessment, etc.
  • Work closely with the Behavioral Health director as the primary clinical leader for the organization. This may include designing trainings for therapists and clinical providers, leading case reviews, working with supervisors to increase quality of evidence-based care, developing integrated care with primary care providers, etc. The medical director has significant freedom to choose which areas of clinical development within the organization would be most useful to pursue.
  • Have a role, if desired, to advocate for improved systems of care.  This may include serving on committees at the state level (with the Oregon Health Administration), working with local partners including St. Charles Hospital System and primary care organizations, or pursuing academic interests with institutions such as Oregon Health Sciences University.
  • Provide, along with the medical team supervisor, direct leadership to the medical team which consists of a mixture of approximately 7 psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, as well as approximately 9 psychiatric nurses.

What You Will Bring: 

Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Leading a multidisciplinary clinical team with an emphasis on serving high-need clients in the community
  • Building an atmosphere of ongoing clinical growth and development within a large outpatient mental health organization that serves a number of specialty populations
  • Passion for improving the underlying systems of care which affect the lives of people with serious mental illness

Skill in:

  • Quality psychiatric clinical care
  • Teaching and sharing enthusiasm and knowledge relevant to community psychiatry
  • Leadership based on a shared sense of mission and sense of community in serving this population

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function.
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