The function of the medical director is to provide substance abuse detoxification services. The medical director goal is to ensure all clinical programs are safe and appropriate to the clients’ specific issues, drug of choice, and medical history. The medical director will direct and coordinate medical services and care with other areas of the organization while making reasonable accommodations to ensure clients are safe and comfortable as possible during their stay.
Essential Duties and Responsibility
· Perform complete history, psychiatric and/or physical examination to each new client within timelines stipulated in the facility policy and procedure manual and in accordance with DCF 65-D30 licensing standards.
· Responsible for assuring that arrangements are made for follow-up services that reflect the findings or risk factors discovered during medical assessments.
· Ensure that clients are referred to specialists when the medical needs of a client cannot be met by the providers of the addiction treatment center.
· Supervise detoxification treatment services that includes programs, services, functions, and resources necessary to meet the addiction treatment requirements all clients.
· Develop, implement, and monitor drug specific detoxification protocols.
· Administrative oversight of the agency medical and pharmacological treatment.
· Monitor and ensure the provision of all prescribed drugs and medically necessary pharmaceutical services. Physician shall ensure pharmaceutical services and prescription drugs are in accordance with all Federal and State laws and regulations including, but not limited to the Florida State Board of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations and the Florida Drug Enforcement Agency.
· Ensure that drug utilization reviews are appropriately conducted and documented as outlined in the policy and procedure manual and to specifically indicate the use/do not use abbreviations list and look alike/sound alike medications.
· Implement and maintain policies and procedures to ensure the Clients' right to confidentiality of medical information.
· Ensure that client's rights and responsibilities are communicated these to agency clients and providers.
· Maintain procedures for monitoring the coordination of care provided to clients, including but not limited to all medically necessary services delivered both within and outside the addiction treatment agency.
Work Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required
· Extensive psychiatric and substance abuse medical treatment experience specifically inpatient detoxification.
· Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
· Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
· Ability to work with computers and possess good time management skills.
· Ability to work under immediate supervision.
· Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
License, Certifications, and Qualifications
· Duly licensed physician in the State of Florida, with unrestricted licenses to practice medicine required. Psychiatrist preferred. In addition licensed in PA preferred as well.
· Sufficient knowledge and expertise to competently provide care in accordance with the applicable standard of practice in a detoxification treatment setting.
· Carry professional liability insurance issued by an insurance company or trust licensed or otherwise qualified to issue coverage in the State of Florida, with minimum coverage limits of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) per claim and Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) annual aggregate.
· Knowledge of addictions, addiction treatment, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders treatment.
· Current DEA license.
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