• Physician: System Specialty Medical Director - Acute Care Behavioral Health

    Job Location(s) US-ID-Boise
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Requisition ID
  • Overview



    St. Luke's Health System seeks a Behavioral Health Acute Care Medical Director to serve an important new leadership role within our Behavioral Health Service Line. The Behavioral Health Acute Care Medical Director will have clinical oversight and accountability for our behavioral health acute care programs throughout the health system. The Acute Care Medical Director will help lead the development and implementation of our Consult Liaison team-based program that will serve St. Luke’s hospital/emergency departments throughout the health system’s population health service areas– either through on-site personnel or via telepsychiatry, and will have accountability for the clinical care provided in our adult inpatient psychiatric facility, Canyon View, located in Twin Falls, ID. Key functions of this role are to help drive variation reduction across acute care sites, inform best practice, and ensure that high quality patient care is being delivered. The Behavioral Health Acute Care Medical Director will also work closely with our St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Ambulatory Care teams and community partners to achieve high quality behavioral health care across the care continuum.

    This is an exciting time for St. Luke’s and for our Behavioral Health Service Line as we transform healthcare delivery to improve patient outcomes and lower the total cost of care. Success in our behavioral health strategy will play a critical role in helping St. Luke’s to realize these overarching goals



    Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors.  A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports.  Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, The Boise Co-op, and seasonal farmers markets are within a mile of the hospital. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. 

    • Climate: Winter is mild, spring and fall exist, and summers aren't too hot
    • It's affordable:  Boise's cost of living and housing is lower than other major cities in the Northwest, while offering the amenities of a larger city. The cost of goods and services in Idaho is less expensive than half of U.S. states.
    • Lots to see and do: Boise has cultural attractions like the Basque Block, Ballet Idaho, Trey McIntyre Project, the symphony, the opera, and a couple of museums.
    • Access to recreation: Boise is minutes away from hiking and biking trails, rivers, streams, ski hills and mountains.
    • Safety: Boise is a safe place to live. Idaho has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.



    The Behavioral Health Acute Care Medical Director will report directly to the Behavioral Health System Medical Director. The successful applicant will be an MD or DO with at least 5 years of clinical experience beyond residency and/or fellowship training as a board certified psychiatrist, and will also have demonstrated success in previous leadership roles. Additional fellowship training and board certification in Consult/Liaison Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Addiction Psychiatry is highly desirable. Additional education in public health, health administration, or business administration is also desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with our Behavioral Health Team, Service Line leaders, and Population Health leaders as part of a team-based approach to leadership within our service line. The successful applicant will be expected to work part-time in a clinical practice, and part-time in an administrative capacity.


    WHY ST. LUKE'S? 

    St. Luke’s is Idaho’s largest employer and most awarded health system, with a medical staff of over 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. Made up of eight hospitals around central and southern Idaho, we are proud to be the only locally owned and operated, physician-led, not-for-profit health system in the state. St. Luke’s has been awarded as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country for the fifth consecutive year, designated by Truven Health Analytics. We are committed to providing high quality patient care and positively impacting the lives of those in our community. St. Luke’s enjoys an outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and a superior healthcare organization.


    For more information, contact Tracey Duncan, recruiter at duncantr@slhs.org or 208-814-0656. 


    Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:

    St. Luke’s Health System | Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau | Boise Parks and Recreation | Boise Museum Association | Boise Music Festival | Boise Philharmonic | Downtown Boise Restaurants | Boise Valley Economic Partnership | Hyde Park events | Treefort Music Festival | First Thursdays | Alive After Five | Capitol City Public Market | Runs and Triathlons | Shakespeare Festival | Sawtooth National Forest | Visit Idaho.org


    *St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity  employer without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.



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