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Chief Medical Officer

Company: Enterhealth
Location: Garland
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Director will oversee all aspects of the residential and withdrawal stabilization / detoxification treatment product and service delivery, as well as having input on clinical content. He/She will oversee the quality management and improvement functions. Additionally, this position will assist with clinical and quality issues, and service delivery of the Enterhealth outpatient treatment process. This position works primarily in an office setting, is subject to irregular hours on occasion, and may have exposure to varying and unpredictable behavior.The Medical Director will be responsible for the following:-- Responsible for admission, diagnosis, medication management, and client care. -- Oversee nurse management, assessment, intervention, and crisis management.-- Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of facility policies.-- Function as interdisciplinary Recovery Support Team (ReST) member.-- Facilitate special topic groups.-- Facilitate various trainings for Enterhealth staff.-- Adhere to local, state and federal guidelines.-- Support the mission, vision, values and standards of Enterhealth.-- Complete Discharge Note and Summary for clients.-- Approve all medical policies, procedures, guidelines, tools, and the medical content of all forms, which shall include:o Screening instruments and procedures.o Protocol or standing orders for each major drug category of abusable drugs (opiates, alcohol and other sedative-hypnotic/anxiolytics, inhalants, stimulants, hallucinogens) that are consistent with guidelines published by nationally recognized organizations (e.g., Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Addiction Psychology).o Procedures to deal with medical emergencies.-- Authorize all admissions, conduct a face-to-face examination, to include a psychiatric evaluation and a history and physical examination of each client to establish the diagnosis, assess level of intoxication or withdrawal potential, and determine the need for treatment and the type of treatment to be provided to reach a placement decision.-- Provide monitoring to manage the client's physical symptoms, document in the client's record and reflect in the client's orders. Monitoring shall include:o Changes in mental status.o Vital signs.o Response of the client's symptoms to the prescribed detoxification medications.-- Perform various administrative duties as assigned. -- Follows policies and procedures of Enterhealth.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONSSuccessful candidates for the Medical Director role will possess the following:-- Previous experience as Chief Medical Officer or Medical Director of substance dependency treatment services preferred.-- Knowledge that psychiatric and substance use disorders are potentially recurrent relapsing disorders and that although abstinence is the goal, relapses can be opportunities for learning and growth.-- Knowledge of substance use disorders on developmental, social, and physical growth.-- Knowledge of interpersonal and family dynamics and their impact on individuals.-- Knowledge of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders and the relationship between psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders.-- Knowledge regarding the increased risks of self-harm, suicide, and violence in individuals.-- Knowledge of the elements of an integrated treatment plan and community support plan for individuals.-- Basic knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to individuals with a mental disorder.-- Basic understanding of the neurophysiology of addiction.-- Knowledge of the phases of recovery for individuals.-- Knowledge of the relationship between COPSD and DSM Axis III disorders.-- Knowledge of self-help in recovery.-- Ability to perform age-appropriate assessments of clients.-- Ability to formulate an individualized treatment plan and community support plan for client.-- Ability to tailor interventions to the process of recovery for clients.-- Ability to tailor interventions with readiness to change.-- Ability to engage and support clients who choose to participate in 12-step recovery programs.-- Possess effective communication skills and a proven track record of managing relationships well both internally and externally. He/She will be comfortable working in a collaborative and consensus building environment and can work with a variety of constituents; must be diplomatic, but self-assured. -- Vision, initiative, stamina, assertiveness, strong interpersonal skills, and a results orientation.-- A team player with a strong work ethic; bright, positive, up-beat, have a can-do attitude; self-assured with a contained ego; professional respect for all team members and patients. -- Physical requirements:o Lift up to 50 lbs occasionallyo Sit up to 6 hourso Walk up to 500 feet, up hills and on uneven terrain o Do data entry up to 4 hoursEDUCATION and credentialsAn MD or DO degree is required. Board certification in Psychiatry or Addiction Psychiatry is required.Board Certification through American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is preferred.Current Texas Medical License with restrictions is required.COMPENSATIONAn attractive compensation package commensurate with the strategic importance of this position will be fashioned for the successful candidate.*

Keywords: Enterhealth, Garland , Chief Medical Officer, Executive , Garland, Texas

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