Blue Marble Executive search has been retained by UW Medicine Northwest Campus to lead the search for this newly modified position.
UW Medicine is one of the top-rated academic medical systems in the world. With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine educates the next generation of physicians and scientists, leads one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive medical research programs, and provides outstanding care to patients from across the globe. UW Medicine’s four hospitals—Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and Valley Medical Center—admit more than 64,000 patients each year. A network of hospital-based and outpatient clinics, including 12 UW Neighborhood Clinics, see more than 1.3 million patients each year. UW Medicine has approximately 28,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $5 billion
UW Medicine recently announced exciting plans to build a new Behavioral Health Hospital at their Northwest campus. This will significantly improve psychiatric services for the community and region. Currently they have a 27 bed, inpatient Geropsych department and an intensive OP program with a staff of 60. The new behavioral health hospital will have an many as 77+ inpatient beds and offer expanded services to an adult and older adult population. The Director of Psychiatric Services will lead this growth and transformation while managing current operations and ensuring quality of care.
The Director will collaborate effectively with UW leadership to assure psychiatric services provide patient-centered, effective and efficient care. Collaborates effectively to develop strategic and operational goals for psychiatric services in alignment with the organizational and UW System strategic goals and communicates to various stakeholders. Develops effective action and implementation plans to ensure projects and initiatives meet the operational and quality goals identified. Identifies potential areas of new growth or development for psychiatric services and works with others to gain consensus for change. With strong clinical knowledge and experience the Director will be the psychiatric services subject matter expert for the system. Collaborate with Design & Construction in during the build of the new facility. Ensures regulatory readiness and compliance. Develop and grow a robust, collaborative and patient-focused team. Build upon and forge new successful relationships within the community.
Subject Matter Expert in Adult and/or Geropsychiatry
5+ years of progressive leadership experience in psychiatric services
Psych Program Development
Psych Strategic Planning.
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Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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