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Medical Director- Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment Programs

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Physical Location

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

UNY MH Adult Partial Unit

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.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 55892
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 for Partial Hospitalization (PHP) & Day Treatment (DT) Programs has primary accountability to shape and implement clinical care and service initiatives that address the triple aim, while engaging physicians in improving work practices. S/he works in partnership with the PHP/DT Operations Director as well as Site/Specialty Medical Directors. S/he will have primary accountability for daily clinical practice operations and overall psychiatry (MD)/advanced practice (APP) in Allina Health intermediate levels of care. Additionally, the Medical Director will refine existing PHP clinical approach and devise/execute innovative models of care for these programs, lending particular focus to specialized, market-leading enhancements as well as strategic growth.

  • The Medical Director for PHP & DT will develop sound clinical leadership for programs across the system, and will advance the clinical approach to caring for patients who are underserved. The Medical Director will help establish consensus among clinicians and staff on best practice in the context of PHP. S/he will also serve as point of escalation for patient care needs within our partial hospitalization and day treatment programs.

  • The Medical Director represents the Department and the Clinical Service Line within the Hospital, Allina Health and the Community. In partnership with the site Director of Operations, 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 and administrative quality accountabilities
    • 50% Clinical assignment- Partial Hospitalization & Day Treatment (Multi-Site)
    • 50% Administrative Duties
  • Clinical Care
    • Oversee all PHP & DT clinical activities at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, WestHealth, United Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Cambridge Medical Center
    • Clinical oversight of partial hospitalization prescribers
    • 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 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
    • Support 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
  • This position reports to the Mental Health & Addiction Clinical Service Line Vice President of Medical Operations


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


  • Superior 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


  • Current Minnesota License to practice medicine

Work Schedule

Day shift, full-time

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN 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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