Chief/Chair, Psychiatry

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  • San Leandro, CA
  • John George Psychiatric Hospital
  • Physicians JGP ER
  • Full Time - Day
  • Management
  • Req #: 28457-19077
  • FTE: 1
  • Posted: Yesterday
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Alameda Health System (AHS) is a major public health system and medical training institution headquartered in Oakland, CA. The system has more than 4,500 employees and 1,100 physicians and comprises three general acute hospitals, the Acute Rehabilitation Center at San Leandro Hospital, three skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), an inpatient psychiatric facility, and four community wellness centers. The Health System is driven by its mission - Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All. The heart of its mission is to promote wellness, eliminate disparities, and improve and maintain the health of residents of the diverse communities of Alameda County, regardless of ability to pay.


Job Opportunity:  

Alameda Health System is recruiting a Chair of Psychiatry to lead the Department of Psychiatry within AHS, including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services. This position will be a full time role with both clinical and administrative duties.

The Chair of Psychiatry is identified as the clinical and operational leader of the Department to ensure the delivery of timely, safe, high-value care to our patients and ensure the fulfillment of all relevant clinical services within the department; multi-site responsibility for services, including acute inpatient psychiatry at John George Psychiatric Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Consult-liaison services in the ER, acute care hospital setting (Alameda, San Leandro, Highland) and SNF (Fairmont), partial hospitalization program, outpatient clinics and other programs that may be developed. The Chair oversees quality improvement activities within the department and ensures all facilities meet established goals, oversees the providers and clinical personnel who report up to them, and is accountable for all clinical and operational processes and outcomes within the department.

In partnership with their nursing and operational partners, the Chair of Psychiatry is responsible for meeting all goals that are in service to the AHS patients and mission. The Chair reports to the Chief Medical Officer or their designee.



  • Required Education: Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
  • Required Experience: Five years experience in management and leadership in the field of Psychiatry; five years experience as a practicing clinician or clinical leader and substantial experience in an administrative capacity in an accredited hospital or medical center
  • Required Licenses/Certifications: Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; current, valid and unrestricted license to practice Psychiatry in accordance with the laws of the State of California or if licensed in a different state, be ready and willing to obtain a license to practice in the State of California; Valid DEA registration; status as a provider in good standing in the Medicare and Medicaid programs; compliance with Board mandated education and training to maintain State licensure and board certification, and good standing with their health care facility’s Medical Staff with appropriate privileges granted in accordance with the Medical Staff bylaws.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying


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