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Medical Director

Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research

This is a Full-time position in Calverton, NY posted June 26, 2021.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides overall leadership in the development and execution of all Wellbridge?s clinical activities to ensure that patients receive the highest level of clinical care. As a member of the senior management team, the Medical Director will participate in planning and decision making in the areas of marketing, business development, operations, customer experience, innovation, and research. The Medical Director is responsible for monitoring the performance of all physicians, allied health professionals and clinical departments to assure that the highest standard of patient care is provided. This position will work closely with Northwell Health and the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell to develop and coordinate clinical and educational activities that support the mission of each entity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Establish and implement a culture of high-quality care.
  • Keep up with current knowledge and practices in addiction care.
  • Serve as a member of the Wellbridge?s senior management team.
  • Provide on-site clinical oversight to Wellbridge?s residential treatment programs.
  • Work collaboratively with administration, clinicians, and researchers on innovation.
  • Strategically identify opportunities for translational medicine.
  • Foster clinician and staff development.
  • Promote services to public to increase visibility locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Work closely with leadership at Northwell Health to develop and implement strong clinical care relationships across the two entities.
  • Work with the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine to develop educational opportunities for medical students and residents.

Administrative

  • Serve as liaison with Nursing, Counseling, and Research leadership.
  • Serve as member on the Medical Advisory Committee and other committees, as required.
  • Assure facilities are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, those promulgated by the CMS, DOH, OASAS, JCAHO, etc.
  • Provide clinical guidance for electronic medical record and other clinically-related electronic systems.
  • Contribute to business development and expansion of clinical services.

Quality improvement

  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain physician response protocols for adverse events.
  • Ensure appropriateness of patient safety policies.
  • Promote and maintain a culture of patient safety in facility.
  • Participate in hiring and accreditation processes.
  • Develop, review, and revise medical and clinical policies and procedures based on best practice.
  • Support quality improvement planning and the development of quality improvement indicators for potential areas of concern and opportunity.
  • Develop quality of care standards in conjunction with the Executive Director and interdisciplinary team.

Medical Staff Management

  • Lead physician recruitment and resource planning efforts.
  • Develop orientation program for new physicians.
  • Monitor attending physicians? performance.
  • Grant credentials and privileges to physicians, in accordance with committee guidelines, if applicable.
  • Collaborate with attending physicians about concerns raised around patient care.
  • Develop and maintain process for addressing medical staff noncompliance with policies, procedures, and bylaws.
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain expectations of attending physicians (e.g., bylaws, rules and regulations, facility policies).
  • Review pharmacist medication management reports.
  • Review and ensure appropriateness of prescribing/treatment habits of attending physicians.

Patient Care Services

  • Act as consulting physician to staff and other physicians.
  • Lead patient care committees; summarize care issues and communicate these to attending physicians and other clinical staff.
  • Participate in the planning of resident care by ensuring the appropriateness of services and treatments.
  • Performs direct patient care activities.

Experience and Qualifications

  • M.D. Degree or equivalent from an accredited College of Medicine.
  • Completion of Medical Residency with Board Certification.
  • Currently licensed as a physician in the State of New York.
  • Addiction Psychiatry or Addiction Medicine Fellowship.
  • Buprenorphine waiver.