Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center

Healthy Choices. Healthier People. Healthiest Communities.

Our Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services serves our community by providing direct patient care and overseeing the psychiatry and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) providers. This includes provider recruitment, development and retention, scheduling, establishing and achieving productivity benchmarks, quality improvement, clinical direction, and risk management to ensure quality and cost-effective care.

Essential Functions

  • Reporting directly to the Director of Behavioral Health, this position oversees psychiatric services and serves as the medical advisor for the department’s behavioral health services.
  • Develops a vision for the clinical activities to improve health outcomes, obtain quality incentives and shared savings, and create innovative clinical models of care.
  • Oversees the achievement of productivity standards set by LCHD and is responsible for working with the providers and clinical leadership to ensure that performance expectations are understood and met.
  • Monitors performance management data for areas of responsibility and assures the implementation of Continuous Quality Improvement principles and projects.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Behavioral Health, is responsible for hiring the psychiatric Provider staff (including physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants) and ensuring that each Provider is working to meet the Health Department’s mission.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision of staff under the Director’s direction, including completion of evaluations.

Scheduled Hours: 40 hours a week | Monday – Friday (8:30am – 5:00pm)
40% clinical and 60% administrative time, though distribution may change based on changing needs

Knowledge Skills, Abilities, and Education Required

  • Must be at least board-eligible in Psychiatry; board certification is preferred.
  • Requires Illinois license to practice as a physician.
  • Three years of senior-level/director-level management experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a strategist. Be able to set priorities, establish clear (and high) expectations, and execute identified strategies.

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