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Center Medical Director, Lakewood, WA

Western State Hospital

Medical Director

Lakewood, WA

April 6, 2018

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DSHS Center Medical Director

Salary $250,000.00 Annually
Location Pierce County – Lakewood, WA
Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Department Dept. of Social and Health Services
Job Number 2018-01491
Closing 4/22/2018 11:59 PM Pacific


If you are drawn to being part of the solution, your timing couldn't be more perfect in joining our team as a Center Medical Director at Western State Hospital.

Our team at Western has been working hard to improve the quality of care and safety for patients, staff and the community. In accomplishing the level of quality care we strive for, we are seeking professionals who can turn ideas into lasting improvements.

At a high level you will be:

  • Developing and managing medical aspects of a center's operational plan.
  • Overseeing effective treatment processes.
  • Ensuring patients are receiving quality care.
  • Analyzing needs and providing recommendations to policies and procedures.
  • Managing psychiatrists and medical staff.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with hospital executives, medical staff, management, and other leadership to impact best practices.
  • Meeting regularly with professional staff, participating in the formulation or revision of policies, relevant committee meetings, and evaluating treatment programs.

We are interested in a skilled leader who has a valid license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain one by start of employment, and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In addition, this person has a proven record of clinical excellence and management expertise.

Please attach or send a resume or CV to Lindsey Dicus at Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact Lindsey by email or phone (360) 890-5962.

As part of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Western State Hospital provides quality psychiatric and medical services to over 850 adults with serious mental illness as one of nation's largest inpatient psychiatric state hospitals. To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives click here.

Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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