Primary Health Care (Promesa)
Medical Director (Methadone Program)
Bronx, NY : 4/21/2021
Primary Health Care (Promesa)
The responsibilities of the Medical Director are to be performed on a full time basis and are designed to provide clinical leadership, direction, and coordination in the provision of patient/client medical care and physician services and supporting the development of a long-range strategic planning and in the Quality Performance Improvement program. The Medical Director acts as a liaison between Administration and the medical staff and assumes responsibility for all applicable Federal, State, and City regulations for the department.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Provides oversight and is responsible for medical services provided by the program.
- Oversight of the development and revision of medical policies, procedures, and ongoing training for matters such as routing medical care, specialized services, specialized medications, and medical and psychiatric emergency care.
- Provides collaborative supervision with the Program Director of non-medical staff in the provision of substance use disorder services.
- Provides supervision of medical staff in the performance of medical services.
- Oversight of the development of policies and procedures to ensure the provision of routine services, including but not limited to, means for the prompt detection and referral of health problems through adequate medical surveillance and regular examination as needed, implementation of medical orders regarding treatment of medical conditions and reporting of communicable disease an infection in accordance with law.
- Oversight of the establishment of policies and procedures for public health education and screening for all patients regarding tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, HIV and AIDS prevention and harm reduction.
- Assists in the development of necessary referral and linkage relationships with other institutions and agencies including, but not limited to, general or specialty hospitals and nursing homes, health –related facilities, home health agencies, hospital outpatient departments, diagnostic and treatment facilities, laboratories, and related resources.
- Ensure program compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Acts as the designated Health Coordinator for the program.
- Attends applicable leadership meetings and may help lead particular items in the clinical providers group which establishes and reviews clinical policies and practice standards.
- As a representative of the providers at a specific clinic, attends the Quality Performance Improvement (QI) Committee meetings to ensure compliance with the QI plan.
- Leads monthly meetings with the staff and providers at the specific clinic and contributes to the planning and execution of quarterly and annual all-staff meetings.
- Helps in coordinating the specific clinic site provider scheduling and coverage issues.
- Contributes in provider and medical staff recruitment at the specific site. May help conduct initial and annual performance evaluations.
- Provides clinical service consistent with job description for specialty (pediatrician/family practitioner/internist).
- Responsible for promoting and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork and excellence among staff.
- Participates in the preparation for regulatory agency site visits.
- Develops and implements monitoring activities, which will ensure the appropriate maintenance of clinical records.
- Reviews all accident/incidents related to patient/client care and provides input into the actions necessary to resolve identified problems. Implements corrective actions as necessary and appropriate.
- Ensures physician participation in the Interdisciplinary Care Planning process.
- Ensures compliance of all members of the medical staff to the rules, regulations, and bylaws of the Medical Department. Assures medical staff compliance with all applicable policies and procedures of the facility and initiates action in cases of non-compliance.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Active and unrestricted PYSICIAN license to practice medicine in New York State.
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Proof of completion of three (3) years of residency and fellowship (if applicable)
- Must hold either a subspecialty board certification in addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Medical Specialties, an addiction certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), or hold a subspecialty board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Osteopathic Association.
- Active and unrestricted DEA registration.
- Must possess a DATA 2000 waiver.
- Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.
- Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology.
- Broad knowledge of common medication, side effects and contraindications.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English), strongly preferred.
- In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- At least one year of education, training, and/or experience in substance use disorders,
- Clinical experience in acute care setting, preferably a community health center serving culturally diverse and under-served patient populations.
- Culturally aware and sensitive to the special needs of this population
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*
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