Medical Director of Psychiatry
Asante Health System
Asante Health System has a tradition of recruiting preeminent medical professionals and is currently seeking a Medical Director to lead their Behavioral Health Services. The Medical Director of Psychiatry will provide clinical and administrative leadership to a team of psychiatrists and advanced practice clinicians, as well as a robust support staff including social workers, clinical nurse specialists and other team members.
The Medical Director will also be the first holder of a Medical Chair established by donors through Asante Foundation. This prestigious Medical Chair will provide funds for the use at the discretion of the Chairholder that can be directed for people, technology, facilities and programs that support patient care and research activities.
Asante’s Behavioral Health Center is the only hospital-based inpatient provider of care between Portland and the Bay Area. In an era when many regional hospital systems are shutting down behavioral health facilities, Asante in collaboration with philanthropic donors, has invested nearly $10 million to provide this vital service to our communities. The newly designed and renovated Behavioral Health Unit has 24 beds and supportive spaces including a new outdoor area for patients to enjoy during their treatment. This is an important mission-based service for Asante and is strongly supported by the communities we serve.
Asante is the region’s most comprehensive healthcare provider, serving nine-counties and over 600,000 in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Asante is not-for-profit organization and employs more than 6,000 people working in three hospitals in Jackson and Josephine counties. Asante is locally owned and governed by a volunteer board of directors. It includes Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (ARRMC) in Medford is a regional referral and trauma center accredited by DNV (Det Norske Veritas), an organization with some of the toughest standards in healthcare. ARRMC has been ranked as a 100 Top Hospital in the nation by Fortune/IMB Watson Health for the third time in a row and eighth time overall and one of its 50 top cardiovascular hospitals in the nation. (add other appropriate awards/recognitions)
The Medical Director shall provide leadership to achieve the Mission, Vision, Values, Goals and Objectives for the program. The Medical Director will be responsible for all aspects of the Service Line across all divisions, including growth, quality, and service education. The role is designed to be 50% clinical service and 50% leadership.
The successful candidate will be an experienced physician leader who has demonstrated success in a complex care environment. S/he will lead Asante’s efforts to design, build, implement, and collaborate with community partners, hospital services and departments towards achieving a high quality, effective, compassionate regional behavioral health service that provides a scope of services consistent with community needs. Qualifications include:
Asante is located in the beautiful Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, one of the nation’s most beautiful locals. With 4 season activities and over 200 days of sunshine a year in a stunning mountain setting, the community offers candidates a variety of options including hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing and nature viewing. The Rogue Valley boasts several livable towns including Ashland with its world-famous Shakespeare festival, world class wineries and restaurants. Asante offers more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where our clinicians enjoy a high degree of autonomy with the support of a responsive, physician-led administration.
Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality — the top rating given. In addition, Asante has been named a “Top 15 Health System” 9 years in a row by Fortune/IBM Watson Health! Our ambulatory care team consistently achieves above a 4-star rating from our MedAdvantage plans. If you want to join a team that will allow you to grow and care in an environment of excellence, this opportunity is for you.
Our vision, as a department within Asante Physician Partners, is to be your trusted health partner for life – every person, every time.
Asante Health System serves more than 600,000 residents throughout 9 counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Asante is one of the few independent, locally owned, not-for-profit hospital systems nationwide functioning in a financially viable and solvent manner. Asante is dedicated to our mission of providing quality healthcare services, in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities we serve.
Asante consists of three hospitals and a medical group which include: Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (ARRMC) in Medford, Oregon, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center (ATRMC) in Grants Pass, Oregon and Asante Ashland Community Hospital (AACH) in Ashland, Oregon, and Asante Physician Partners (APP), physician medical group at Asante.
Asante is more than a great hospital system in an amazing location. We are a community of passionate providers and service-focused caregivers who collaborate to deliver amazing patient outcomes; a place where our clinicians enjoy a high degree of autonomy with the support of a responsive, physician-led administration. Our culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality — the top rating given. In fact, Asante accounts for three of the ten Oregon hospitals to achieve this rare honor. In addition, Asante has been named a Top 15 Health System 9 years in a row by Watson Health Analytics. You can see our many other quality awards and accolades on our website at Asante.org.
Asante is located in the picturesque Rogue Valley. Nestled between the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, Southern Oregon is in the "rain shadow" of the mountains and avoids much of the Pacific Northwest moisture. Our temperate four-season climate offers warm summers, mild winters, beautiful springs, and exquisite autumns.
If you love to be outside, there is no better place than Southern Oregon! Activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, fishing, and camping are abundant. Attend world-class theater at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, spend the day touring the many wineries, or take a day trip to Redwood National Park or Crater Lake. Drive to the beautiful Pacific Coast in 2 hours or fly to San Francisco or Portland in just 1 hour.
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