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Approximate Salary:
280000.00 Per Year
San Antonio, Texas
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Doctorate Degree

Chief Medical Officer


The Department of Psychiatry in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is seeking a Psychiatrist to serve as the Chief Medical Officer of the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS).  The CHCS is the Local Mental Health Authority of Bexar County, Texas.  CHCS’s mission is to improve the lives of people living with mental health disorders, substance use challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the resources and support necessary to help them on their road to recovery.  More information about CHCS is available at The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at CHSC has oversight of all licensed clinical services provided throughout the organization and is responsible for effective and efficient leadership of provider performance.  This position is accountable to the CEO for developing and implementing CHCS medical services strategies and, in conjunction with divisional VPs, establishing and implementing strategies and performance standards, monitoring and applying continuous improvement processes to achieve expected high quality medical outcomes while appropriately managing compliance and risk.  This position also provides high level oversight for all waivers, grants and collaborative efforts involving more than one division and creates and maintains relationships with other academic and community based organizations on a local, state and national level. A full list of duties and responsibilities will be provided on request.  The individual will be a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at UT Health San Antonio and serve on a full time basis of CMO of CHCS under a contract between CHCS and UT Health San Antonio.

Applicants should have substantial medical administrative experience as well as expertise in the treatment of the serious mentally ill.  Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Texas medical license and Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  In addition, candidates must be eligible for clinical privileges with the University Health System and the Center for Health Care Services under the appropriate staff category and must agree to abide by those privileges as outlined by the current bylaws of the institution. Applications will be accepted until suitable qualified candidates are found.

 Interested individuals should send their CV to Dr. Steven Pliszka at

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.


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