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Medical Director, MPTF-UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry

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Company: UCLA Health System

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date Posted: November 4, 2013

Source: UCLA Health System

The candidate will serve as the Medical Director for a newly established 12 bed inpatient psychiatry unit in Woodland Hills. He/she will direct both inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry services. This position is a 3 month contract position. The candidate will provide leadership to medical support staff; provide clinical and administrative oversight of the unit; oversee the professional operations of the unit and provide recommendations on patient related processes and materials; ensure quality of care is maintained, assessed, and improved in a consistent manner; and provide age appropriate assessments and interventions in order to meet the needs of patients and families served. The candidate will also be responsible for the continuous maintenance of the unit in accordance with the standards of the State or any other governmental or accrediting body as it relates to geriatric psychiatry practice in the hospital or other locations where services may be provided. He ...

The candidate will serve as the Medical Director for a newly established 12 bed inpatient psychiatry unit in Woodland Hills. He/she will direct both inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry services. This position is a 3 month contract position. The candidate will provide leadership to medical support staff; provide clinical and administrative oversight of the unit; oversee the professional operations of the unit and provide recommendations on patient related processes and materials; ensure quality of care is maintained, assessed, and improved in a consistent manner; and provide age appropriate assessments and interventions in order to meet the needs of patients and families served. The candidate will also be responsible for the continuous maintenance of the unit in accordance with the standards of the State or any other governmental or accrediting body as it relates to geriatric psychiatry practice in the hospital or other locations where services may be provided. He/she will assist other members of the hospital medical staff in the preparation of clinical reports; provide technical advice and assistance for continuous quality improvements of the unit; ensure consistently of high quality services; and participate in hospital medical staff committees and act as a liaison between hospital medical staff and the unit to ensure harmonious interactions between the unit and other operations.

Must be State of California licensed and board certified in psychiatry and board eligible in geriatric psychiatry. Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary care planning team and to engage in administrative duties including program development. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to act diplomatically as a leader and liaison of the university. Ability to collaborate with colleagues both clinically and administratively to develop, assess, and establish new programs.

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