The Chief of Medicine (COM) has the responsibility for the supervision of Physicians and Nurse Practitioners who treat adult psychiatric patients and works with ward physician treatment teams. The Chief of Medicine reports to and serves as the principle advisor to the Chief Medical Officer. The Chief of Medicine will decide on the medical treatment to be administered to patients as well as determining the competency and effectiveness of the physicians supervised.
The Chief of Medicine provides administrative and clinical leadership for the Medical Clinic and the general medical needs of patients at Oregon State Hospital. This program is operated by Oregon State Hospital, a Joint commission accredited and HCFA certified public psychiatric hospital, provides services to persons committed by Oregon courts as part of the state mental health service system.
The Chief of Medicine will also serve as a supervisory physician in the Medical Clinic. In this capacity responsibilities include: Assuring compliance with Federal and State laws, Administrative Rules, the Joint Commission CAMH/CAMBHC standards and professional standard of practice and insuring that clients receive the community standard for medical treatment. The Chief of Medicine will oversee Medical Clinic departments including selection, orientation and continuing educations of staff in collaboration with other Physician leaders.
The Medical Clinic departments for Oregon State Hospital include: general medical, surgical, neurology, dermatology, orthopedics, optometry, audiology and podiatry, EEG, EKG, Radiology, inclusive to supervising the Directors of Medical Laboratory and Pharmacy Services.
You must possess, or have the ability to obtain: •Board certification or board eligibility at the time of appointment in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine. •Physician's license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners at the time of appointment and maintain the licensure throughout employment. •3 years minimum experience in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Preferred qualifications include: inpatient experience and leadership experience **Please submit a copy of your current license with your resume'.
About Oregon Health Authority - Oregon State Hospital
Oregon State Hospital (OSH) provides patient-centered, psychiatric treatment for adults from throughout the state who need hospital-level care. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to the community. Services include psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as community outreach and peer support.
With two campuses, one in Salem and ...one in Junction City, Oregon State Hospital serves more than 1,400 people per year and employs more than 2000 staff. Oregon State Hospital operates under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority. The superintendent is Greg Roberts. The Salem campus has the capacity to serve up to 620 people at a time, and the Junction Campus can serve up to 174.
Hospital-level care includes: 24-hour, on-site nursing, psychiatric and other credentialed professional staff, treatment planning, pharmacy, laboratory, food and nutritional services, vocational and educational services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Organizations.