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Medical Director

Private Company Jackson, GA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
Job Description
  • 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 practice
  • Review 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 guidelines
  • Screen 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) medications
  • Prescribe and titrate the appropriate dosage of methadone or suboxone consistent with the patient’s medical and addiction history to establish a maintenance dose
  • Order dose increases, decreases, detoxification, or supervised withdrawal after assessment of the patient and his/her current treatment history
  • Write 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 patient’s chart
  • Whenever necessary, collaborate and coordinate care with other physicians, clinics or hospitals participating in the treatment of program patients
  • Provide consultation to medical, clinical, and administrative staff in formulation and implementation of each patient’s medical treatment
  • Solicit feedback from clinical and administrative staff regarding patient requests and changes in patient behavior
  • As 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 providers
  • Ensure that each patient receives adequate services addressing communicable diseases, including risk evaluation, clinically appropriate testing, and appropriate counseling related to testing
  • Ensure treatment center meets all accreditation standards related to include medical, health, and safety issues, and other areas as assigned
  • Provide medical supervision and maintain records for Nurse Practitioner as required by state law
  • Participate in peer reviews  as requested to comply with accrediting agency requirements.
  • Provide input on 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 program’s patients.
  • Responsible for the achievement of assigned treatment center specific annual goals and objectives
  • Responsible for periodically conducting training and mentoring of medical staff and the treatment team regarding treatment best practices
  • Responsible for providing mentoring and guidance by active participation in scheduled treatment team sessions
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local regulatory agency requirements
  • Comply with all accrediting agency requirements
  • Comply with the organization’s policy and procedure regarding the Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) credentialing process
  • Participate in all training's as required by federal, state, local and accrediting agencies
  • Must hold a CPR and First Aid Certification



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Jackson, GA
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