Oregon Health & Science University

GeroPsych Unit Medical Director

Job Locations US-OR-Hillsboro
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Psychiatry - Hillsboro Medical Center
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Medical Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction for Inpatient Geropsychiatry Services at Hillsboro Medical Center (HMC). This role includes occasional direct clinical care of patients needing psychiatric evaluation and treatment in the Program and supervision of the team of providers which includes 1 additional staff psychiatrist and 2 nurse practitioners along with several moonlighting psychiatrists and PMHNPs.


The Director of the geri-psychiatry inpatient unit at HMC is responsible for managing the operational, medical and administrative aspects of the Unit. The Director will be responsible for optimizing the operations to create a fiscally viable operation as well as an excellent learning environment. The adult inpatient unit consists of a 21-bed unit.

Function/Duties of Position

CLINICAL (variable):

  • Provide direct clinical care for inpatients in the Unit as the attending physician when others are on PTO or as necessary, along with other members of the Medical Staff.  
  • Participate in the call schedule, along with other employed or contracted psychiatrists on the Medical Staff.
  • Complete all medical records meeting documentation quality and timeliness requirements as defined by HMC standards. 


  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the HMC and OHSU philosophy, therapeutic milieu structure and policies with the program manager: in line with HMC Hospital’s commitment to create and maintain a trauma informed work place and clinical service. 
  • Develop the quality assurance plan with the program manager.
  • Foster growth and professional development of the staff by participating in the planning and implementation of in-service training programs.
  • Supervision and coordination of the multidisciplinary team, along with the program manager.
  • Effectively lead outreach efforts including participation in community programs and meeting with community agencies as needed to create active engagement in the system of care
  • Promote full compliance with all DNV, Medicare and state licensing standards that relate to the Gero Psychiatry Unit;
  • Participate actively in administrative or clinically relevant meetings to represent the Psychiatry Services.
  • Develop a long-term strategic plan for the program with the manager.
  • Supervise other Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners on staff.
  • Work with Nursing leadership to assure appropriate medical services 

Required Qualifications

  • MD or DO with Board certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Have or be able to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon
  • DEA license in Oregon
  • Minimum of 5 years practicing as a psychiatrist and a minimum of 5 years of successful leadership and people management experience (can be concurrent).
  • The ideal candidate must have significant experience in managing the medical and clinical practice of physicians and multi-disciplinary staff in mental health settings.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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