Chief Medical Officer - Psychiatrist in Tukwila, WA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/14/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital

  • Age Group/Range: Adults
  • Practice Setting/Type: Inpatient

Psychiatric patients require care from specialty-trained professionals, in a highly-specialized, and quality-focused environment. Our team at Cascade Behavioral Hospital in Tukwila, Washington is seeking to add a like-minded Chief Medical Officer to their diverse and dynamic team. 


  • Minimum of 5 years post-graduate degree practice experience.

  • Experience in the following multidisciplinary contexts including psychiatry and substance use disorder services.
    Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem resolution skills.
    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    Ability to effectively present information and/or respond to questions from groups.
    Well-organized and self-directed individual, team player.


  • Graduate of an approved medical school.
  • Satisfactory completion of an approved psychiatry residency training program
  • Fellowship training preferred


  • Current Washington licensure as M.D. or D.O
  • Board Certified or documentation of admissibility for board certification in psychiatry
    Currently certified in pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for leadership, quality assurance, oversight and overall medical management of the clinic within the boundaries of state and federal regulations and accreditation standards. Responsibilities include planning, organizing medical and clinical practices; providing direct patient care and assisting other departments with direct interactions with physicians or medical staff.

For more details please contact - Debbie Hughes, Physician Recruiter - or 615.861.7581 or text at - 615.779.8088


  • Oversees and is responsible for the quality, efficiency and management of delivering medical services within the clinic;
  • Defines protocols and assists in decision making pertaining to the medical care of patients that is consistent with current medical practice and CTC policies and procedures;
  • Provides oversight to other professional medical staff, as well as administrative or support staff, as designated;
  • Serves as a liaison between the medical staff, other clinic staff, division or corporate staff, and organizational leadership;
  • Monitors assigned staff to adherence to established medical and clinic policy;
  • Provides back up call coverage;
  • Serves in a teaching capacity for the training and development of other personnel;
  • Responsible for securing physical exam and history from the patient, reviewing medical records, making medical evaluations, request appropriate diagnostic testing, prescribes medications and treatments, assists in the management of behavioral or mental health problems of patients, maintains current medical records in accordance with federal or state regulation, and clinic or corporate policies and procedures; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Doctoral degree in Medicine (MD or DO)
  • Prefer previous experience in behavioral health or substance abuse treatment
  • No history of alcohol or drug misuse for a period of three years before employment


  • Current license to practice medicine by the state in which the facility or clinic(s) operates
  • Board certification or certificate of admissibility for board certification by American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), or other certification within their discipline
  • Current DEA credentials to prescribe controlled substances without restrictions and per regulation within the state in which the practitioner will be working
  • Additional specific DEA credentials may be required, per state and clinic regulations or policy

Please contact me to learn more!

Debbie Hughes, Physician Recruiter
Direct: 615.861.7581 Cell: 615.779.8088