Medical Director

Columbus, OH

Job status
Full time
Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid holidays
Job description
CompDrug is now seeking a Medical Director to provide cohesive leadership and guidance regarding medical services in an interdisciplinary environment. You will be a member of the senior management team.

In addition to performing medical duties as a staff physician and/or Psychiatrist, you will oversee the activities of the staff physicians and other credentialed medical staff, including recruiting and credentialing processes.

Under general supervision, you are responsible for managing the delivery of medical care and services such as cost management, utilization, peer review, quality assurance, and medical protocol development. You will serve as the Medical Director of our Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) as set forth in 42 CFR 8.1 et seq and all other regulatory required designations.

We offer the following benefits:
• Student loan repayment
• Maternity and paternity leave
• 403(b) retirement plan
Education requirements
• Must have a Medical Degree
Experience requirements
• Must have at least five (5) years of practice as a licensed physician; including three (3) years experience treating patients with addictive and mental health disorders;
• Must be seeking or possess Addiction Board Certification from the American Board of Preventative Medicine or an equivalent Specialty Board Certification in addiction medicine.
• Must currently possess and maintain federal narcotics license for controlled substances and be registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
• Must maintain an active license to practice medicine in the State of Ohio, with a preference for licensure/Board Certification in Psychiatry.
• Must be able to successfully complete CompDrug's pre-employment and credentialing processes, including drug screening, to Ohio Medical Board specification. You must not be on the CMS MED list of excluded individuals.
• Must have an acceptable background screening, including FBI and BCI check.
• Proven ability to effectively manage programs and people is preferred.
• Must be technically sound and proficient in the administrative aspects of the job.
• Must be able to travel to CompDrug's local offices and service locations.
• Competence in the use of Microsoft Office, electronic health record, and other computer applications.
• Ensure that the opioid agonist program is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding the medical treatment of opiate addiction, including but not limited to OAC 5122-40-05 (B).
• Ensure that there is evidence of current physiologic dependence on an opiate. Determine the length of the opiate dependence, and if there are any exceptions to current admission criteria. Ensure all information is accurate and documented in the client's clinical record before the client receives the initial dose of opioid agonist medication.
• Ensure that medical history and a physical examination have been done before a client receives the initial treatment of opioid agonist medication.
• Ensure that the appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed.
• Determine if the initial dose of opioid agonist medication may be administered before the results of the laboratory tests have been reviewed.
• Ensure all medical orders are signed as required by federal, state, or local laws and regulations.
• Develop policy and procedures for take-home doses of opioid agonist medication.
• Ensure that justification for take-home doses is recorded in the client's clinical record.
• Ensure individuals are appropriately admitted to the opioid agonist program.
• Ensure all medical/somatic services are appropriately performed by the opioid agonist program; in addition to the duties of a staff physician and/or psychiatrist.
• Supervise medication inventory, reconciliation, and dispensing.
• Schedule, supervise, and evaluate Medical Department staff.
• Recruit and train independent contractor physicians and other medical-allied professionals.
• Train new staff and support the continuing education of staff.
• Coordinate and supervise internship, rotation, and residency opportunities for students, including maintaining relationships with educational institutions for placement and course requirements.
• Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care and documentation, including oversight of medical peer review.
• Attend or chair internal agency meetings as necessary, including Medical Peer Review, Interdisciplinary Review Committee, Medical staff meetings, and Quality Improvement meetings.
• Attend external meetings and represent CompDrug in the community, to physician’s organizations, funders, and governing agencies at the regional and state level.
• Ensure the facility remains current on best practices and current developments in behavioral healthcare specific to services provided by and opportunities for the agency.
• Provide outreach, advocacy, and education on the agency and best practices in the field.
• Provide clinical and medical opinions to the CEO and Board of Directors as requested.
• Participate in strategic planning to identify, develop, and expand existing or create new programs and services and contribute to the formulation and evaluation of goals and objectives for the agency.
• Propose, develop, periodically review, and revise medication protocols, eligibility requirements, and agency policies and procedures.
• Assist in the development and management of a departmental/program budget.
• Maintain professional licensure and certifications.
• Participate in annual FBI BCI process and supports the maintenance of credentials and CAHQ profile.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend large amounts of written material such as journals, reports, and regulations.
• Excellent human relations skills, with proven ability and willingness to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with staff and clients.

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