Medical Director - Addictions Treatment Services

Location: Danvers, MA
Job ID: 167149-1A
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2021
Category: Physician

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.   Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

The Medical Director of Addictions Treatment Services is responsible for clinical and medical oversight as well as the quality of care across all Addiction Services Programs within Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Oversees medical operations in partnership with VP of Addictions and CMO. Provides  direct patient care,  supervision, training, teaching, consultation to clinical and medical staff and general leadership regarding policies and any laws or regulations. 

Responsibilities:  Oversees all aspects of medical operations of two Detox Programs (Danvers & Tewksbury), two Methadone Programs (Danvers & Gloucester), Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) Danvers, 3 long term residential programs (Lynn, 2 in Tewksbury) and two OBOT programs Danvers and Gloucester and current grant-funded Addictions services which can vary over time.   Provides professional support to nursing staff, attending to medical assessments and care of patients, signs treatment orders, review and support of treatment protocols and, for urgent treatment issues, meeting with patients and conducts rounds at ATS programs. Provides medical oversight for the delivery of Suboxone and Vivitrol programs, including providing direct patient care.  Provide addiction medicine consultative services across the organization as needed.  Provides direct patient care at OTC and Buprenorphine clinics. Review medical prescriptions and presenting problems for clients seeking admission that require medical clearance. Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed. 

 

Provides physician on call coverage for Addictions Programs 6 weekends and one holiday per year; participates in vacation coverage during normal business hours.  Coverage is typically managed via telephone, but in-person coverage may be required at times.

 

Leadership/Supervision:  Provides medical leadership regarding policies/regulations.  As needed makes

necessary policies/regulation enhancement recommendations to the CMO. Provides supervision and professional support to nursing staff including nurse practitioners.  Responsible for providing or overseeing educational and training activities within the division.  Conducts and documents regular supervision of medical staff

Please send CV and cover letter to : [email protected]

 

Qualifications

Must possess current licensure as physician in the State of Massachusetts, current licensures with both the DEA and State of Massachusetts for controlled substances, and current Board Certification in Addiction Medicine or Psychiatry.  At least 2 years of experience in Addiction Treatment Services setting is preferred. Must have Buprenorphine waiver ( X-Licensed)

Must possess knowledge of the standard principles and practices of diagnosing and treating of mental disorders described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM); also, keeps current with developments in psychiatry via the literature, conferences, Internet, etc. 
Must have outstanding planning and implementation skills, a strategic approach to problem-solving, a strong working knowledge of data-reporting and analysis skills, and sound interpersonal skills.

Must be computer literate in standard desktop applications, such as Windows, Word, and Excel.