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Company: California Department of State Hospitals
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

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DSH-Metropolitan State Hospital is seeking to hire a MEDICAL DIRECTOR (EXEMPT APPOINTMENT) to help lead and develop the procedures for clinical practice at Metropolitan 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: $307,452 - $365,424/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

        • Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, and techniques used in planning, evaluating, andadministering a multidisciplinary treatment program; principles and practices of personnelmanagement and effective supervision; California's laws and rules pertaining to hospitaladministration; principles and practices of community organization, management, andprocedures; principles and methods of general medicine and surgery; principles and practicesof psychiatry, psychiatric social work, physical therapy, psychology, and the rehabilitationtherapies and other ancillary medical services
          • Ability to: Formulate and manage a multidisciplinary patient treatment program; integrate theprograms with the overall functions of the hospital or developmental center; communicateeffectively; work independently in identifying the need for and developing proposed changes inprogram practices and procedures; analyze complex medical and administrative problems and take effective action.
            NOTE: Approval of the State Safety Retirement designation from the California Department of Human Resources is pending.The salary range listed does not reflect the approximate 9.23% salary reduction in employee compensation that is included in the 2020-21 California State Budget in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. This reduction in salary will be offset by two Personal Leave Program (PLP) days per pay period. Details of PLP and specific salary rates may be addressed during the hiring process. ---Please reach out to me and I can assist you with your application today!If interested, please call or email the Recruitment Unit at: You can also reach out to me directly at:Krystle Lei Thornton Statewide Recruitment & Advertising SpecialistOffice: Email:

Keywords: California Department of State Hospitals, Norwalk , MEDICAL DIRECTOR, (EXEMPT APPOINTMENT), Executive , Norwalk, California

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