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Medical Director- Adult Psychiatrist

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Physical Location

Cambridge, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

AHC Cambridge Mental Health

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health clinics are committed to providing a work environment where passionate people have the knowledge, tools, opportunity and freedom to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We want you to be part of our team where each employee contributes to our mission of exceptional primary and specialty care. Allina Health clinics provide primary care, specialty care and urgent care services to people in 41 communities. More than 750 health care practitioners help patients identify health risks, manage chronic illness and find their path to better health.


Req ID: 53640
Allina Health has a robust Mental Health and Addiction Clinical Service Line that offers the full continuum of care including integration, specialty outpatient clinics, addiction and co-occurring services, partial hospitalization and day treatment, and inpatient care. There are more than 290 mental health and addiction clinicians dedicated to the highest quality patient care across 45 primary care clinics, 6 integrated psychiatry locations, 4 hospital-based clinics, 12 partial and day treatment programs, 15 Allina and affiliated Emergency Departments, and 7 hospitals with 305 inpatient beds. The Mental Health and Addiction Clinical Service Line is led by both psychiatry and psychology clinical leadership, in partnership with operations to advance mental health care for patients across Allina Health.
  • The Medical Director is the clinical leader who is primarily accountable to shape and implement clinical care and service initiatives that address the triple aim, while engaging physicians in improving work practices and care. The Medical Director represents the Department and the Clinical Service Line within the Hospital, Allina Health and the Community. In partnership with the site Department Manager, the Medical Director forms a leadership dyad which has overall accountability for quality, operational performance, and patient experience. In partnership with the CSL Leadership, the Medical Director is accountable at the sites for the employed and contracted psychiatrist practices as well as to provide input and to implement crucial Service Line strategies at the site.
  • Clinical Care
    • Oversee all mental health clinical activities at the site Req ID: 53640 . Allina Health Cambridge is a community hospital and clinic and has a diverse continuum of mental health and addiction services which include, an integrated psychiatry and psychology practice within primary care, a specialty mental health clinic, addiction services and MICD outpatient programs, 8-chair partial hospitalization and afternoon day treatment programs, and 14 inpatient adult mental health beds.
    • Clinical oversight of inpatient and partial hospitalization nurse practitioners
  • Coordinate admissions from within and outside the hospital
    • Participate in the development of Allina performance expectations & site goals/metrics.
    • Develop, assess, improve and maintain clinical quality, service, and safety. Utilize performance metrics to measure results.
    • Develop & implement site, regional and CSL strategies, policies & procedures.
    • Work with hospital leadership to recommend privileging criteria
    • Model clinical excellence
    • Assure high quality patient care and effective resource utilization by promoting effective processes for outcomes measurement, process improvement and care management
  • Personnel management and development
    • Personnel management related to physician performance & citizenship, including all inpatient providers and outpatient providers.
    • Develop staff clinical skills.
    • Lead annual performance reviews and provide ongoing performance feedback regarding triple aim objectives including but not limited to coding, productivity, quality, and patient experience
    • Facilitate the site peer review process in partnership with the Medical Staff Chief
    • Organize and monitor call schedules and ensure that these function appropriately
    • Review requests for vacations, conferences, professional activities, and CME to ensure adequate clinical coverage and that resources are being used appropriately
    • Assure appropriate planning and supervision for all non-attending psychiatric providers (residents, fellows, moonlighters, etc...)
    • Lead provider meetings and attend staff meetings as requested
  • Program Development
    • Recommend the sufficient number and skill mix of qualified and competent persons to provide care or service.
    • Recommend space and other resources needed by the department or service.
    • Have a major role in the recruitment process for department staff, including the interview, onboarding, and continuing education.
    • Interdepartmental/intradepartmental coordination of services. Ensure integration with hospital, ambulatory and CSL structures. Represent the hospital and medical staff on system-wide committees.
  • Participate in relationship building in the community and with non-psychiatric physicians.
  • Participate in periodic meetings with site clinicians/operations (hospital and clinic), with site executives and with system committees and other medical directors
  • Act as the hospital conduit for the patient experience to inform best care.
  • Clinical and administrative quality accountabilities
    • 80% Clinical assignment- inpatient or outpatient
    • 20% administrative duties
  • This position reports to the VP, Mental Health Clinical Service Line with an indirect reporting relationship to the DOMA, Hospital.


  • This position requires a Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) or foreign equivalent from an approved school of medicine. Currently board certified in medical specialty.



  • Excellent clinical experience
  • Prefer at least 3-5 years as a practicing physician

  • Ability to manage vision and purpose, think strategically and also execute day-to-day issues effectively
  • Desire and ability to lead clinical care initiatives to improve quality
  • Ability to work collaboratively with physician, clinical, and operational stakeholders
  • Ability to facilitate change
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Ability to align site goals, roles, and system-wide initiatives
  • Desire to lead in a complex health care market
  • Ability to skillfully communicate by verbal or written form
  • Capacity to negotiate and facilitate complex medical professional issues
  • Strong understanding of purpose and functions of medical staff organization, hospital function and commitment to ensure the highest quality patient care
  • Exceptional leadership and human relation skills
  • Participative style that inspires shared leadership involvement
  • Strong execution skills and action results orientation

Work Schedule

This position will primary work Monday-Friday during daytime hours, and will have some on-call shifts for evening and weekends.

Location/Community Information

The increased population and business growth in and around Cambridge have elevated the community to the status of a regional hub in East Central Minnesota for shopping, services, entertainment, employment and education. Cambridge residents enjoy a community that maintains its small town feel, yet is only 45 minutes from the metropolitan Minneapolis-Saint Paul entertainment and sports venues. The community is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and woods and offersresidents a quiet lifestyle with unlimited recreational opportunities. Education is a priority among the residents who take pride inthe excellent schools and community college in Cambridge.


  • Located 45 miles North of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Population = 7,500
  • Service Area = 30,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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