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Physician - Psychiatry (outpatient) and Section Lead Job
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PeaceHealth | Eugene, OR
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Job Description

Req ID: 146444

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physician - Psychiatry (outpatient) and Section Lead based in the Eugene, OR community.

Looking for a psychiatrist with outpatient behavioral health integration experience, or public/community health experience


PeaceHealth’s commitment to Behavioral Health is reflected in our state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric unit, nationally respected research, and community advocacy and leadership. Oregon has been selected as one of 8 states to participate in CMS’ demonstration project, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) with the goal to transform how mental health services are provided and PeaceHealth is participating as a CCBHC.  This provides PeaceHealth with the opportunity to build on our industry leading coordinated care strategies which include community based resources and the integration of services with primary care. We are currently transitioning into full coordination in the medical home model utilizing team based care models for the populations we serve. In addition we provide telepsychiatry services within our network and to rural communities.

As a result of our progressive programs, our work with first episode schizophrenia coordination and medication has garnered national attention.  We are a National Institute of Mental Health participant in this multi-site national study. Our patient-centered approach has a primary goal of helping people recover and promoting a safe and inspired life to the community. 

Position Highlights (Section Lead is .40 FTE):

  • The section Leader of PeaceHealth Medical Group is a leadership position, partnering closely with their administrative Dyad partner(s), in consultation with their respective Division Operating Committee (DOC).  This Dyad is responsible for the day to day operations of their department(s), including, but not limited to, improving quality care, service excellence, safety, financial performance and caregiver/provider engagement.  In addition to living the organizations mission, vision, and values, the Section Leader is expected to fulfill the PeaceHealth leadership model, while demonstrating the characteristics of a servant leader.
  • The Behavioral Health Outpatient Section Lead is part of the Behavioral Health Service Line leadership team which is focused on identifying and implementing strategies that  address community needs for our services, by implementing and monitoring innovative models of care.
  • Partners with department(s) operational leader to oversee clinical quality operational performance, provides feedback and recommendations for optimizing the standard of care.
  • Assists and supports providers in understanding and reaching performance targets.   Actively participates in clinic and provider meetings (at least 80% attendance). Demonstrates effective communication to maintain understanding and two-way communication on organizational, operational, and clinical issues. Participates in administrative meetings and communications as needed to maintain expertise and provide feedback.
  • Supports and models behavioral standards in alignment with the Principles of Partnership, Caregiver and Leadership Models and helps ensure the achievement of clinical service goals. Leads, supports and participates with Division Chief and/or Network Physician VP in resolving provider personnel issues.
  • In collaboration with the director of operations and / or clinic manager(s), assists in physician recruitment, orientation and retention programs including determining physician staffing needs.

    - Interviews all providers who are candidates for a position in his/her division. Assesses the candidate and submits the assessment to the Recruitment Dept. prior to any hire decision.

    - Acts as the mentor for all new division providers or assigns an appropriate mentor and monitors the mentoring process.

  • Participates in and assists with leader standard work activities pertaining to clinic performance improvement, including regular Gemba rounding
  • Fosters effective working relationships and helps facilitate resolution to problems. May participate in meetings with physicians, nurses, support staff, and others as necessary.
  • Helps ensure the administration and operation of the clinic in an efficient manner, including suggestions for resolving issues.
  • Partners with operational leadership in the development, management, marketing, budgeting, and financial performance of the department(s).
  • Assists in the development and administration of a fair and equitable provider work schedule and timely communication of the schedule.


    Position Highlights (Outpatient is .60 FTE):

  • Flexibility with variety and interesting/challenging group of patients
  • Full range of coverage from children to geriatrics
  • Opportunities to mentor/teach rotating medical students through the Oregon Health and Science University
  • Compensation up to MGMA 75% which also includes sign-on bonus & relocation
  • Up to $100,000 in loan forgiveness for those who qualify
  • ECT Services available


    Eugene is a city located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles east of the Oregon Coast.  The city’s official slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors.”  Love an affluent community surrounded by scenic beauty?  The Emerald City is the place for you. 


    Here’s why you should experience Eugene, Oregon:

  • Eugene is a place for the outdoor enthusiast.  With everything from hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, running and water sports, there is no shortage of things to do outside.  Check out Spencer’s Butte which provides some spectacular views of the city! 
  • The Hult Center for the Performing Arts features all kinds of entertainment including jazz, opera, ballet, the Eugene symphony and choir.  In addition, the center also features a permanent art collection
  • Go shopping at the 5th street market.  Spend an afternoon visiting the shops and enjoy a multitude of international cuisine while local musicians provide live entertainment at the market
  • Sports fanatic?  Eugene is home to the University of Oregon (Mighty Ducks) where you can catch professional, Olympic and collegiate sporting events 
  • Home to very strong and diverse school districts 

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Dorothy Reed.

Phone:  541-868-3454

Email:  dreed@peacehealth.org


About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Eugene, OR community, along with our benefits offered, please visit our homepage www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Location: Eugene, OR, Physician & Surgeons South Building (427)
Job CategoryPhysician; Physician - Specialty
Shift:  Day
FTE:  1.0 
Work Type:  Full Time

Posting Notes: Eugene, OR || Physician; Physician - Specialty || Full Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.