Company Name:

Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital


Tacoma, Washington

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Work Setting:

Hospital/Hospice (including VA Med Centers)

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

November 27, 2018

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Pacific Northwest Opportunity!  Brand New Behavioral Health Hospital!


Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital is hiring Psychiatrists to be part of a brand new behavioral health hospital in an exciting joint venture with two premier health systems!


As a joint venture between CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System, Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital has been granted approval to build and operate a new behavioral health hospital in Tacoma, WA. Our hospital is not-for-profit with the aim to provide safe, patient-centered, evidence based and trauma-informed care in collaboration with patients, families, and communities. Our new hospital will open beginning of 2019. 


We offer very competitive pay, great benefits, malpractice coverage, CME, relocation assistance, and a starting bonus. 


Job Summary:

Our psychiatrist will provide excellent care of our patients by evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions; developing and implementing treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications; monitoring and evaluating treatment results.

  • Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results
  • Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders; establishing treatment goals and methodologies
  • Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; supervising staff provision of services
  • Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress; consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers
  • Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; remaining available for emergency consultations
  • Improves staff competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues
  • Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events; writing summaries
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

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