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Supervising Physician (Supervising Psychiatrist - Inpatient)
SALEM OR 97309
Category: Other
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Supervising Physician (Supervising Psychiatrist - Inpatient)
Supervising Physician (Supervising Psychiatrist - Inpatient)



Supervising Physician (Supervising Psychiatrist - Inpatient)


$13,813.00 - $19,419.00 Monthly


Salem, OR

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Oregon Health Authority

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5/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Note: A Curriculum Vitae is required. Please see "Additional Information" section below.

The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) provides patient-centered psychiatric treatment for adults with mental illness from throughout the state. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community. Employees play an essential role in achieving the hospital's vision to be a psychiatric hospital that inspires hope, promotes safety and supports recovery for all.

What you will do!

The Supervising Psychiatrist is responsible to the Chief of Psychiatry for leading, supporting and coordinating the activities of subordinate physicians and nurse practitioners and may serve as a primary physician on a unit when resource needs require. In this capacity, the Supervising Psychiatrist is responsible to assure compliance with Federal and State laws, Administrative Rules, Joint Commission and CMS standards, OSH policies and professional standards of practice.

The Supervising Psychiatrist is also a member of the Program Executive Team and collaborates with associate chiefs in other clinical disciplines, as well as the Program Director, to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the clinical processes with the Program. This includes oversight of program-wide, unit-wide and individual patient processes and treatment provided.

What's in it for you?

Collaboration in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year.

This is an unrepresented full-time, permanent position.

This position is located in Salem, Or.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity.

Duties & Responsibilities


+ Provides administrative supervision to psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

+ Ensures psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners are well informed regarding hospital and program mission, goals and objectives, and changing organizational factors which may impact on them and/or their responsibilities.

+ Evaluates performance of subordinates and reviews performance evaluations of all program psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

+ Recommends all personnel actions, including selection, termination, promotion, and disciplinary action affecting program psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

+ Assures adequate psychiatrist coverage during normal working hours.

+ Provides ongoing training and education programs for permanent professional and skilled staff.

+ Responds to and facilitates resolution of patient and employee grievances/conflicts.


+ Assists the Program Services Director in providing program administrative direction and leadership.

+ Participates in formulation and implementation of administrative decisions.

+ Facilitates development of program vision, mission, goals and objectives, maintaining an acceptable balance between competing interests and within the context of demands for services with fixed/limited human and fiscal resources.

+ Identifies trends in demands for services.

+ Plans and develops strategies for meeting current and projected inpatient service needs.

+ Provides clinical leadership in program design and evaluation.

+ Provides leadership in the use of performance improvement strategies and metrics.

+ Coordinates the OSH development and administration of psychiatric supervision at OSH. This includes a teaching role for students and residents.

+ Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and the OSH Chief of Psychiatry, in consultation with the program directors and/or the Chief Medical Officer.


+ Coordinates ongoing patient case reviews, including a special focus on patients frequently using seclusion and/or restraints.

+ May provide intermittent assistance in coverage of Chief of Psychiatry duties.

+ Designs and implements clinical supervision of program psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

+ Provides first level conflict resolution regarding patient transfers within OSH facilities.

+ May be required to provide staff psychiatrist services during psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners shortages.

+ Provides consultation on cases which are particularly complex, high in risk, and/or when previous treatment interventions have not produced desired results.

+ Assists inspectors and representatives from accrediting bodies in their review of the program and responds to deficiencies cited.

+ Provides leadership during organizational crisis.

+ Accepts special projects or assignments to standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the hospital's Chief of Psychiatry, Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, and/or Superintendent.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

You must possess, or have the ability to obtain:

+ Board certification or board eligibility at the time of appointment.

+ 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

Additional Information

To apply, please attach a current resume and/or Curriculum Vitae.


If you are offered employment, the offer will be contingent upon the outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check, and the information shall be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Candidates who are offered employment at the Oregon State Hospital must satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test.


If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans' preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans' preference points you MUST attach the following required documentation to your electronic application.

> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.

> A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veterans' disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

For more information on veterans' preference points visit, and select veterans' preference.


If you need assistance to participate in the application process, you are encouraged to call Karen Nixon at 503-947-4236 between 8:00am to 5:00pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900.

For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

OHA strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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