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Medical Director – Posting #20-027

Job Description
Main Areas of Responsibility: 

Agency Background:

Lifeline Connections is a not-for-profit agency that is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Washington State, offering a full continuum of care for individuals who have a behavioral health condition. Lifeline Connections' patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find and sustain long-term recovery. For over fifty years Lifeline Connections has provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Medical Director – Posting #20-027

Major Duties:
The Medical Director works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Quality Officer in program planning, developing policies and procedures for medical services, pharmaceutical services and overseeing the other prescribers within Lifeline Connections. In fulfilling these duties, the employee performs the following duties independently:

• Reviews Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes (RCWs), CARF Standards and Federal regulation pertaining provision of all medical services at Lifeline Connections;
• Ensures that continuous quality improvement addresses both patient needs and compliance with WACs, RCWs, and Federal Regulations. The Medical Director works with the Chief Quality Officer and takes part in the evaluation of the results of the Quality Assurance and Improvement program, and directs efforts towards ongoing quality improvement and improvement of medical treatment outcomes;
• Prepares and presents in-service training to clinical staff that meets the needs of the changing trends in behavioral health medical care;
• Assists in the development and implementation of new programs;
• In conjunction with other management staff, is responsible for setting and achieving agency goals;
• Supports and implements agency policies and procedures;
• Represents the Agency in the community;
• Is available after hours to ensure that higher level oversight is available;
• Performs psychiatric evaluations;
• Initiates requests for additional testing when appropriate;
• Admits high-risk patients to treatment;
• Orders, and interprets laboratory tests;
• Prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications;
• Identify, develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans that promote, maintain and restore health;
• Refers patients to other health care services and facilities when appropriate;
• Works collaboratively with program directors and supervisors in developing services that are innovative;
• Provide psychiatric consultation as requested by other programs in the agency or by the agency as a whole;
• Participate in the development and implementation of all medical programs and services;
• Arranges and coordinates consultation with other prescribers regarding diagnosis and treatment of patients when appropriate;
• Collaborate with other medical or treatment organizations, and with pharmaceutical companies to develop specialized training programs for staff and others in the agency;
• Maintains contact with other community agencies and clinics, maintaining positive relationships and coordination of care; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Other Information/Requirements: 

• Medical Degree in Psychiatry;
• Current WA State DOH medical license with a specialty in psychiatry with prescriptive authority, additional addiction certifications/training preferred;
• Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
• Great attendance; and
• Ability to work well with others.

Salary: DOE

How to Apply: 

Application Process:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. There are no out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, or deductible under the medical plan. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 4%. On top of all that, our employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service), as well as 3 personal holidays and 10 paid holidays per year!

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Contact Information
Organization Name: 
Lifeline Connections
PO Box 1678
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