BE/BC Psychiatrist to lead a fantastic team and build on the momentum of blossoming Behavioral Health Program

Astria Health
Facility: Astria Health 
Yakima Valley, WA  
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Psychiatry 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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At Astria Health, we are passionate about our work.  Our providers specialize in a variety of fields and are committed to the well-being of their community. Some of our specialists are doing procedures no other hospitals in our area are doing! With 3 local hospitals, 14 primary care & walk-in clinics, 24 specialty clinics, and over 100 employed providers; we are carrying out our vision to build sustainable healthcare organizations that deliver comprehensive quality care to improve health in the communities we serve. 

Astria Health, headquartered in the heart of Yakima Valley WA, is the parent non-profit organization of Astria Sunnyside Hospital, Astria Toppenish Hospital, and Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima. 

We are a privately and locally owned health system that brought together 3 local hospitals that have strong connections to our communities.  In doing so, we are truly caring out our mission through:

  •        New or expanded patient care services
  •        Access to care
  •        New physician services
  •        New technologies
  •        Attracting and retaining engaged professionals who share our vision


We are in need of a BC/BE Psychiatrist to lead a fantastic team and build on the momentum of our Behavioral Health program.

Practice Highlights include:

  • Excellent compensation package including extremely generous base salary with production incentives along with traditional employed benefit packages including hiring/commencement and  relocation, CME allowances, residency/fellowship stipends, malpractice, health, vacation, retirement and much more!
  • Mainly outpatient with some inpatient consults, admits (about 20% inpatient)
  • 15 bed inpatient behavioral unit
  • Medical withdraw management
  • Life Transitions Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Multidisciplinary Medical Team including Physicians, Psychiatrists, ARNP specializing in behavioral health, therapists, social workers, and case managers
  • Adult/geriatric focused
  • Strong referral sources and support for these programs
  • Shared call/low volume call (mainly telephonic)
  • Suboxone certified or able to obtain certification-addiction specialist a plus
  • Will cover IOP geriatric program (outpatient)
  • Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus



What comes to mind when you think of WA?  Seattle, Rain, Metropolitan, Cold and Cloudy?  Central WA (Yakima Valley) is quite the opposite!   Bet you’ll be surprised to find:

  • A growing population and thriving economy (Yakima County over 250,000 with our catchment area close to 300,000 residents)
  • Over 300 days of blissful sunshine with 4 distinct mild seasons
  • Beautiful region located on the sunny-side of the state great for outdoor concerts, shopping, dining, and drive-up espresso stands!
  • Every outdoor activity you can think of among some of the most beautiful scenery--rolling hills, vineyards, produce stacked in bins/fruit stands/farmers markets, rivers and lakes, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, hunting, skiing, with spectacular views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier while you drive up the valley!
  • Calmer living-balance between life and work
  • Growing agricultural center and one of the country's most important agricultural hubs
  • World class wineries and microbreweries
  • Highly rated private and public schools-some with great sports programs, music programs, and academic excellence-high graduating class/college bound. In recent years, several grads from schools in the Lower Valley of Yakima entered into Medical School.
  • Arts/Sports/Entertainment-symphony, Seasons Performance Hall, concerts, ballet, sporting events, museums, Yakima Capital Theatre, local art gallery and much more!
  • Low cost of living –some of the most reasonable housing cost in the PNW
  • Medical DO school (PNWU)
  • Family Medicine Residency program
  • Short commute and virtually no traffic!
  • We are within a 2 1/2-3 hours’ drive to the big 3--Seattle, Spokane, Portland
  • Yakima and Pasco (Tri-Cities) airports

Contact Information
Contact: Mari Guess 
Phone: 509-837-1737
E-mail: Click here to e-mail.
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