The Medical Director of Substance Abuse Division maintains medical/clinical responsibility for Substance Abuse Division. Works in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, Program Director of Substance Abuse Division , and Medical Directors of other CS-HHC services to deliver quality assessment and addiction medicine services. Direct supervision of mid-level providers. Leads quality assurance of medical records, compliance with State and Federal regulations and standards of medical care. Responsible for the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Reviews and evaluates clinical aspects of ongoing programs working cooperatively with the Director of BHD
- Contributes to design and evaluation of an integrated BHD, which is established upon principles of respectful client care, quality assurance, standards of practice, and positive treatment outcomes
- Responsible for the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager.
- Reviews and revises clinical policies to ensure compliance and accountability to internal and external authorities, (e.g., Joint Commission, CS-HHC Board, DMHAS, DPH)
- Provides input to designing and implementing Performance Improvement plans, maintains quality of care and client satisfaction ratings
- Provides and encourages leadership to site(s) assigned
- Reviews treatment plans for appropriate/effective/quality care
- Provides direct client services. Ensures integrated continuum of services and demonstrates ethical and professional conduct at all times
- Performs medical evaluations, crisis intervention and/or medication management as needed to meet the needs of client populations in a community clinic setting
- Evaluates data relating to the bio-psychosocial consequences of physical illness, disability and/or substance abuse as required
- Appropriately documents clinical and administrative work
- Reviews/supervises mid-level providers/clinical staff assigned by Program Director or Director of BHD
- Provides education to staff as appropriate
- Attends Medical Staff meetings as a BHD representative. Provides consultation to Medical staff in addiction medicine as appropriate
- Represents Behavioral Health Division as well as CS-HHC in the community agencies, boards, and other professional activities
- Reviews and implements standards of medical/clinical care with mid-level providers
- Establishes and maintains good relationships with other CS-HHC department’s medical staff and community agencies
- Performs other related duties as assigned
Education: M.D. Licensed in State of Connecticut to provide psychiatric or relevant medical services. Must be Board certified or Board eligible.
Experience: Must demonstrate experience in addiction medicine, particularly opioid treatment programs. Experience with multiple levels of care preferred. Supervisory/Administrative experience preferred.
Knowledge/Abilities: Demonstrates leadership, and ability to train other professionals. Ability to assist in management of related administrative activities. Familiarity with Joint Commission and other regulatory standards is helpful. Must demonstrate age specific/population specific competencies in area(s) of practice. Ability to generate high levels of client satisfaction. Knowledge and skills related to assessment and treatment intervention in addiction medicine. Knowledge and skills related to medication management.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal to high volumes of stress.
On occasion, the Medical Director may be required to travel to and from different work locations.