Sacramento, California

Position Overview:
Provides leadership, and administration supervision for the continuous improvement and development of psychiatric medical services within the psychiatric units of the acute care hospitals that includes Alta Bates-Herrick, Mills Peninsula, CPMC and Sutter Center for Psychiatry. The Medical Director provides medical director functions to both inpatient and outpatient areas. The Medical Director, in partnership with the Director, Acute Psychiatric Services, ensures the accomplishment of the organization’s vision, mission, and values and strategic goals while creating a behavioral health infrastructure with standardized pathways and processes for ensuring the provision of care using best practices in order to achieve individually personalized patient experience. With the SMH CNE and Director, Acute Psychiatric services, the Medical Director collaborates on service line quality and safety initiatives, to include suicide prevention efforts. This position reports directly to the CEO of Mental Health.



• Doctorate Required
• Mental Health & Addiction Services- Doctorate Board Adult Psychiatry, dual boards Child Psychiatry preferred

Licensures and Certifications

• Doctor of Medicine - MD Required.

• Mental Health & Addiction Services- Doctor of Medicine - MD Current licensure as a Psychiatrist Upon Hire


• A minimum of 5 years of experience in clinical administration required.  
• Experience in working with managed care, capitation, and risk-sharing required.
• 6-9 years demonstrated clinical competence in psychiatric medicine care required.

Skills and Knowledge

• Demonstrated ability in working effectively with individuals and groups.
• An understanding of the fiscal management and marketing.
• Demonstrated organizational development skills.

Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

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Sacramento, California

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