Job: Chief Medical Officer - Behavioral Health

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Posted: 01/12/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1700000749

Job Description

Chief Medical Officer - Behavioral Health


Daily Schedule-Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80
Weekends Required -Occasional

The Alliance for South Sound Health (a joint venture of CHI Franciscan Health and Multicare Health System) has been granted approval to build and operate a new behavioral health hospital in Tacoma, WA.  We are seeking a CMO to support this exciting joint venture!


Job Summary:


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is responsible for the overall medical direction and management of the Behavioral Health Hospital by representing, advising and consulting in accordance with all requirements imposed by statute, regulation, joint venture bylaws, medical staff bylaws and rules and regulations, and all recommendations of The Joint Commission.   The CMO will help develop and supports, demonstrates and drives practice consistent with the Alliance’s core values.


The CMO will provide vision and leadership in the management of medical affairs and the quality of medical care services provided as well as the integration of best practices for medical staff governance, privileging and peer review, quality management, information management, relationship development, contracting, physician leader development and process improvement.   Work also includes oversight of the inpatient psychiatric units, crisis stabilization unit, and future outpatient services.  The CMO will report to the Behavioral Health Hospital’s President and CEO, and will oversee the medical staff of the Behavioral Health Hospital.


Essential Functions:

  • Care Delivery
  • Finance/Budget Administration
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Community/Marketing/Relationships
  • Education

Education/Work Experience Requirements:


  • Requires MD or DO degree with Board Certification in Psychiatry and a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Washington.
  •  A record of ten years of successful clinical practice augmented by one year of leadership experience in a hospital system.



  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Washington.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  

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