Chief Medical Officer - Psychiatry

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
Houston, MO
May 04, 2021
May 05, 2021

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The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER"), one of the largest community mental health care centers in the US, is looking for a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) experienced in psychiatry to join our team of expert executives under the administrative supervision of the CEO. As the CMO, you will provide leadership and direction for the clinical operations at all 86 sites of The Harris Center in order to provide safe and effective care to our patient population.

You will collaborate with stakeholders and peers in the C-Suite as well as VPs of Divisions in order to establish and execute policies that will directly impact clinical services, contract performance, and regulatory compliance. The Chief Medical Officer will also be responsible for providing clinical oversight to the utilization management program and directly supervise the Directors of Pharmacy Services and Quality Improvement, as well as the Physician Liaison to the Probate Court of Harris County.

In addition to clinical guidance, you will also serve as the representative for The Harris Center in the medical community, oversee peer review activities for medical and clinical staff, and serve as Chair for the Professional Review Committee.

What you will do:

* Physician leader of the medical staff and is a member of the senior executive team responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the medical practice delivery system in accordance with the organization's standards
* Represents Center to local, state, and national medical societies as well as a variety of public and private agencies, advisory boards, committees, and stakeholders
* Provides a minimum of 3 hours weekly of medical director onsite leadership presence by rounding, coaching, and mentoring psychiatric providers and medical support staff at all Harris Center sites, across all shifts and days of the week
* Models and demonstrates superior client care by providing direct patient care at least monthly, participating in staffings, team meetings and case reviews
* Leads collaboratively across the organization and with external constituents in order to provide the highest quality of care to all individuals. This includes ensuring that the providers, staff, facilities and protocols meet the highest standards of excellence at all times

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What qualifications you will need:

* Graduation from an approved college of medicine as an M.D. or D.O.
* Completion of a general psychiatry residency
* License to practice medicine with a specialty in psychiatry
* Experience in public health preferred
* Multiple years of community psychiatry experience
* Multiple years of direct management experience as a strategic contributor
* Eligible for Texas medical licensure and willing to obtain upon hiring
* Board Certified (or Board Eligible) in General Psychiatry

What we have to offer:

* Up to $15k Relocation Reimbursement
* Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
* Short- and Long-term disability insurance
* Life and accident insurance
* Prescription plan
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* 401(a), 403(b), or 457 retirement plans with matching
* Generous PTO
* Competitive salary
* Free banking
* Family and Medical leave
* Employee Assistance Program
* Loan Repayment Coordination Assistance
* Professional development programs
* New hire referral bonus
* Discounts on mobile phone service, fitness centers, and more (optional)

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About Us

The HARRIS CENTER is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The HARRIS CENTER provided care to over 79,000 people in fiscal year 2019 and has an annual budget of over $275 million.

As part of its mission to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD needs in the third largest county in the United States, The HARRIS CENTER provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County, including our 24-hour inpatient care center. In addition, services are provided in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve what is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural communities in the nation.

By utilizing the unique expertise of its more than 2,300 employees, including more than 60 physicians, The HARRIS CENTER is committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The HARRIS CENTER does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.


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