Medical Director

Position Title: Medical Director
Program: Medical Services, Full/Part Time

Responsibilities: Coordinates, provides and ensures mandatory compliance of all Medical policies and services of the agency’s direct medical programs. This position provides professional (and clinical) supervision and leadership to medical staff and medical and psychiatric clinical services to individuals recovering from mental illness and/or substance abuse. The Medical Director conducts physical assessments, determines physical health needs, provides treatment and counseling; performs diagnostic assessment to evaluate medication and overall health needs of clients; prescribes medication in order to eliminate or reduce symptoms using safest possible products with fewest side effects; monitors clients for side effects of medications; provides medication education to all individuals seen and engages them as partners in the treatment process; stays abreast of current information on both new and older medications; consults with patients, their families, and other interested persons to interpret clinical findings and provide coordinated care; conducts group and family therapy sessions; participates in meetings as needed; executes paperwork requirements including documentation of all clients and collateral contacts, referral forms, entitlement reviews and annual psychiatric evaluations in a timely manner; schedules and provides backup for other program physicians, evaluating designated clients in emergency or during vacations; and additional related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Possession of a license to practice medicine, issued by NYS and completion in an approved residents training in psychiatry. Administrative experience in a mental health, clinic or related program preferred. Must obtain a federal DATA 2000 waiver (buprenorphine-certified) within four months of employment. The Medical Director will also need to have or obtain a board certification in addiction psychiatry or the equivalent from either: the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine, or the Addiction Medicine from the American Osteopathic Association. Experience working with a diverse population and experience as a psychiatrist in a mental health, clinic or related program preferred. Computer skills and familiarity with WORD, EXCEL and other software programs required. A current driver’s license is required. If interested please send resume including salary requirements and full or part time interests.

Salary: DOE

Response Deadline: March 17, 2014.

Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.

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