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Company: California Department of State Hospitals
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Join our team as a Medical Director with Atascadero State Hospital!

The California Department of State Hospitals is currently looking for highly qualified candidates to serve as Medical Directors at several of our facilities throughout California.

DSH- Atascadero State Hospital is seeking to hire a MEDICAL DIRECTOR, (PSYCHIATRIST), (EXEMPT APPOINTMENT), at Atascadero State Hospital to help lead and develop the procedures for clinical practice at Atascadero State Hospital!

Possess the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the Medical Board of California or Osteopathic Medical Board of California and completion of a residency program in Psychiatry from an accredited institution.

Job Description and Duties:
The Medical Director (MD) is the primary physician of the hospital and has responsibility for development of standards, policies, and procedures for clinical practice in the hospital; organization, integration, and continuing education of all clinical staff; direction and coordination of diagnostic and evaluative activities, treatment programs, and care of patients; and implementation of Federal and State laws and regulations, and Department of State Hospitals policies and directives which pertain to the clinical functions of the hospital.
The MD maintains liaison with national, state and local mental health agencies and professional and educational organizations in order to keep abreast of contemporary standards and knowledge; participates in recruitment, selection and allocation of all clinical staff; makes recommendations to the Executive Director about selection and direction of program staff, administrative staff, and committee memberships; and represents the department and the hospital(s) as required in consultation and negotiations with external agencies, community representatives, professional visitors from other states and countries, and news media.
Salary and Benefits Salary: $323,004 - $383,916/year --- Flexible workweek options may be available --- Substantial continuing medical education --- Generous defined-benefit pension* --- Medical, dental and vision benefits --- Private practice permitted --- Retiree healthcare --- Patient-centric, treatment first environment --- Relocation assistance may be available * Position is subject to Safety Retirement

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and techniques used in planning, evaluating, and
administering a multidisciplinary treatment program; principles and practices of personnel
management and effective supervision; California's laws and rules pertaining to hospital
administration; principles and practices of community organization, management, and
procedures; principles and methods of general medicine and surgery; principles and practices
of psychiatry, psychiatric social work, physical therapy, psychology, and the rehabilitation
therapies and other ancillary medical services
Ability to: Formulate and manage a multidisciplinary patient treatment program; integrate the
programs with the overall functions of the hospital or developmental center; communicate
effectively; work independently in identifying the need for and developing proposed changes in
program practices and procedures; analyze complex medical and administrative problems and take effective action.

Please -reach out to me and I can assist you with your application today!
If interested, please call (916) 654-2609 or email the Recruitment Unit at:

You can also reach out to me directly at:
Krystle Lei Thornton
Statewide Recruitment & Advertising Specialist
Office: 916.651.8602

Keywords: California Department of State Hospitals, San Luis Obispo , MEDICAL DIRECTOR, (PSYCHIATRIST), (EXEMPT APPOINTMENT), Atascadero State Hospital, Healthcare , San Luis Obispo, California

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