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DSHS DDA-Clinical Director (Lakeland Intermediate Care and Nursing Facilities)

Company: Lakeland Intermediate Care and Nursing Facilities
Location: Medical Lake, Spokane- WA

JOB TITLE                DSHS DDA- Clinical Director
SALARY:                   234,576 - $282,528 Annually

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physician at the Lakeland Village Intermediate Care and Nursing facilities within the Developmental Disabilities Administration. Our goal is to hire a compassionate and dynamic Family Medicine Physician or Internist (MD or DO) to serve in the role of medical/clinical director who will organize and oversee the professional staff and programs. This job is a great opportunity to support our mission to Transform Lives.

In this role as a Clinical Director, you will oversee clinical practice, compliance with regulatory requirements and systems improvement activities as well as infrequent patient care and consultation services along with administrating the day-to-day operations and working as part of the Lakeland Village leadership team. You will be responsible to assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, procedures and practices that affect the health of Lakeland Village staff, residents, attend to staffing/coverage issues, triage issues/concerns/patient needs/resource challenges, manage personnel, administer the budget and patient care delivery and provide direct patient and care consultation on a limited basis

Your initial focus and accomplishments over the next few months includes developing an organizational structure for medical/clinical staff that associate with the regulatory expectations for the facility, assess the existing resources, requirements and conduct an associated gap analysis. And also you will develop and administer facility procedures and processes to assist and support the highest quality of medical/clinical services are requested, provided/documented/communicated for Lakeland Village.

Some of what you'll be doing:

Supervise, coach and mentor, assign, manage, guide and evaluate work, set performance standards and expectations and take correction action as needed.

  • Plan and oversee all patient care or administrative operations and programs, supervise multiple medical-related disciplines in a large state-managed facility.
  •  Address complex medical and administrative problems that are unique to the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
  •  Oversee, administer and execute budgets, including the resources needed to operate medical and clinical programs, authorize purchase of medical supplies, reviewing and analyzing expenditures.
  •  Monitor and review treatment, patient charts, and related activities, ensuring with compliance to legal guidelines, internal policies and quality standards are met and within State and federal guidelines.
  • Maintain professional confidentiality in handling of investigations of alleged misconduct, neglect, or abuse and incident report responses.
  • Assure quality services of pharmacy, dentistry, laboratory, and x-ray services.
  • Perform duties related to client services within a multidisciplinary setting and medical care needs of clients residing within a state operated RHC
  • Provide analysis, evaluation, and review of services to people with developmental disabilities/intellectual disabilities.
  • Participate in workshops, meetings, conferences and represent the institution in the medical community as required.

We are looking for a collaborative, forward thinking and experienced leader who enjoys training, supervising cross disciplinary team, and evaluating operating practices, maintaining quality control, overseeing investigations, communicating and making recommendations to staff and management.

If this is your area of expertise and interest, we encourage you to apply!

What we're looking for:

  • Ability to supervise, direct and evaluate the work of physicians, physical/occupational therapy staff, dieticians, speech and language pathologists, nurses, ARNPs and contractedpsychiatrist.
  • Ability to establish and maintain compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cordial working relationship with patients and medical staff
  • Proficient in MS Office and computer systems
  •  Excellent understanding of clinical policies and various procedures
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and people skills effectively both verbally and in writing and gather information, analyze data, and prepare reports for a broad variety of audiences
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills and aptitude in resolving issues and conflicts
  • Experience in clinical supervision and program management
  • Solid understanding of budgeting, resourcing and performance evaluation procedures

Who should apply?

  • Graduate study degree, MD, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, family practice, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatry, or neurology.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of post-eligibility practice in internal medicine or family medicine, psychiatry, neurology, geriatrics, pediatrics, or surgery.


If you have questions about job number 02103 contact Anu Rao at (360) 972-6206 or via email at raoa@dshs.wa.gov

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