Physician / Medical Director / North Carolina / Permanent / Medical Di
Company: Reap Healthcare Agents
Posted on: November 6, 2018
Medical Director for Asheville, NC.Addictions or Psychiatry background.Ensure the timely completion of admission physicals, annual physicals, medical histories, laboratory testing (including TB screening) consistent with state and federal regulations, accreditation standards and sound medical practiceReview all laboratory results as well as medical documentation from other healthcare providers and manage each patient according to established best practice and accrediting and regulatory guidelinesScreen patients for common medical co-morbidities and evaluate co-existing medical conditions to identify potential medication impact/drug interactions, to include over-the-counter (OTC) medicationsPrescribe and titrate the appropriate dosage of methadone or suboxone consistent with the patients medical and addiction history to establish a maintenance doseOrder dose increases, decreases, detoxification, or supervised withdrawal after assessment of the patient and his/her current treatment historyWrite medical orders based upon the individual needs of the patient and sign off on all medical orders within 72 hours. Review medical therapy and document those activities in the patients chartWhenever necessary, collaborate and coordinate care with other physicians, clinics or hospitals participating in the treatment of program patientsProvide consultation to medical, clinical, and administrative staff in formulation and implementation of each patients medical treatmentSolicit feedback from clinical and administrative staff regarding patient requests and changes in patient behaviorAs requested, conduct in-service training and community education (participate in and periodically lead community consultation and mental health education as it relates to substance abuse)Assist in developing affiliations and collaborative relationships with community based medical providersEnsure that each patient receives adequate services addressing communicable diseases, including risk evaluation, clinically appropriate testing, and appropriate counseling related to testingEnsure treatment center meets all accreditation standards related to include medical, health, and safety issues, and other areas as assignedProvide medical training and supervision as related to Opioid Treatment for physicians and nurse practitioners where applicable working at the clinicProvide medical supervision and maintain records for Nurse Practitioner as required by state lawParticipate in peer reviews for BHG Medical Directors and/or Program Physicians as requested to comply with accrediting agency requirements.Provide input to Program Director on medication nurses annual performance evaluation on the medical aspects of their position, when required to comply with accrediting agency requirements.Ensure 24 hour per day availability to respond in a timely manner to treatment center staff and emergency care providers when they require consultation for one of the programs patients.Responsible for the achievement of assigned treatment center specific annual goals and objectivesImplementation and enforcement of the BHGs Code of Ethics and ConductEnsure that medical responsibility is covered during his/her absence. When he/she is unavailable, it is the responsibility of the Medical Director to designate another physician, to be approved by the Corporate Medical Director or, in his/her absence, byThe Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, who will act as Medical Director in his/her temporary absence. This approved designee will ensure a 24-hour per day response to treatment center team and emergency care providers when they require consultation for one of the programs patientsResponsible for periodically conducting training and mentoring of medical staff and the treatment team regarding treatment best practicesResponsible for providing mentoring and guidance by active participation in scheduled treatment team sessions Comply with all federal, state, and local regulatory agency requirementsComply with all accrediting agency requirementsComply with the organizations policy and procedure regarding the Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) credentialing processReport to the Corporate Medical Director and Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance any complaints, litigation, or any potential litigation related to his or her role as Medical Director at the treatment center
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