Primary Care Associate Medical Director - NCSH
Company: HealthRight 360
Posted on: November 26, 2022
HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for
people in need by providing comprehensive, integrated,
compassionate care that includes primary medical care, mental
health services, and substance use disorder treatment.Benefits and
- HR360 offers a robust benefits package, including PTO, 15 paid
holidays, commuter benefits, retirement plans, and more!
- Employees qualify for public loan forgiveness programs
- Training and professional development opportunities
- Work with mission driven, compassionate colleagues and make a
difference every day in the work that you do. Job OverviewThe
associate medical director is responsible for clinical oversight of
the assigned program(s), working closely with clinical leadership
to ensure the quality of care and service provided to HealthRIGHT
360 participants including pregnant and parenting women. In
addition, the associate medical director acts as attending
physician, providing direct participant care, providing assessment,
essential medication and monitoring functions and consultation to
staff and clinicians. Supervises licensed vocational nurses and
other psychiatric technicians along with providing guidance to
other staff who assist with the medication room.Key
ResponsibilitiesClinical Service Responsibilities: Provides
medication evaluation of participants. Assesses, prescribes, and
monitors participants for psychiatric medication. May provide
admitting and hospital privileges and follow-up during
hospitalizations. Provides psychiatric consultations and
collaboration to staff and student interns. Conducts and/or
participates in meetings with treatment team. Maintains up-to-date
files and documentation on medications. Provides 24 hour 7 day per
week coverage. Participates in treatment and discharge planning for
participants. Acts as attending physician, providing direct
participant care. Is available to staff for consultation on urgent
or emergent issues. Participates in concurrent reviews and appeals
as needed for participant treatment authorization.Administrative
Responsibilities: Participates in Peer Reviews to improve quality
of clinical services. Provides clinical leadership to the program
in collaboration with the divisional director and managing
director. Monitors the performance of the program and works with
the divisional director and managing director to improve the
quality and efficiency of care and service provided to
participants. Provides training and consultation to treatment
staff. Attends required training and meetings. Supervises nurse
practitioners and licensed vocational nurse or licensed psychiatric
technicians. Responsible for all performance management including,
performance improvement plans, formal written warning notices and
terminations of all direct reports as needed and in consultation
with Divisional Director and/or Managing Director. Ensure that
program's physicians are adequately trained to perform other
physician duties, if applicable.Compliance responsibilities :
Compliance responsibilities include co-signing treatment plans and
medical necessity determinations as required by funder
requirements. Understands and ensures compliance with policies and
procedures to manage risk. Ensures compliance with HIPAA, 42CFR
regulations and all other funding mandates and licensing
requirements. Ensures program staff, management, and other senior
management are informed on quality of care concerns through regular
reporting and/or team discussions. Develop protocols and work in
collaboration with Quality Assurance and management team to develop
policies regarding medication assisted treatment.Training
responsibilities: Training responsibilities include developing and
conducting trainings in clinical topics related to the delivery of
medication services. Ensures all direct reports are properly
trained and updated on HIPAA regulations and compliance as well as
any other ongoing compliance and regulatory
requirements.Documentation Responsibilities: Collaborates with each
caseload participant and other available internal and external
resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans,
progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and
recovery needs of the participant. Maintain documentation in
compliance with agency, HIPAA, 42CFR, and funder standards.
Properly documents all services provided and completes admission
and discharge paperwork/process and required agency assessments in
timely manner and ensure that the golden thread is documented
throughout the chart. Develop and assess effectiveness of
individualized treatment plans and participant progress. Assist in
ongoing maintenance of participants' charts and other related
documentation. Ensure that all clinical documentation is completed
in a timely and accurate manner, and entered into the various
electronic systems.And, other duties as assigned.Education and
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesEducation and Experience Required:
- A valid and unrestricted California Physician's License (MD or
DO) with a specialty in psychiatry and / or addiction
- Required sub-specialty in Addiction Medicine or significant
clinical experience in Addiction Medicine.
- Valid DEA certificate.
- Experience serving adults with chronic medical conditions and
co-occurring severe mentally illness and substance use
- A minimum 5 years post-licensure experience in direct
participant care in intensive psychiatric and substance use
treatment settings. Desired:
- Board Certification in Addiction Medicine. Knowledge Required:
- Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications,
specifically Word Outlook and internet applications.
- Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse,
mental health, and other potential barriers to economic self
- Knowledge and respect of all confidentiality issues.
- Knowledge of and experience with providing culturally competent
and trauma informed services. Skills and Abilities Required:
- Ability to enter data into various electronic systems while
maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the data.
- Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential
- Proven organizational and time management skills.
- Openness to and comfort with change.
- High degree of self-awareness and self-regulation.
- Acts with a sense of urgency to ensure the highest quality of
care possible for our participants.
- Action oriented.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Outstanding ability to follow-through with tasks.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of
interdisciplinary team and independently assume
- Strong initiative and enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in
- Able to communicate well at all levels of the organization
including working with organization leadership and high-level
representatives of partner organizations.
- Able to work within a frequently changing project scope while
maintaining overall direction and structured priorities. In
compliance with the California Department of Public Health's
mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19
vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.We will
consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and
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