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Medical Director

Company: Center For Discovery
Location: Crownsville
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Position Type Contractor Job Shift Contractor Job Category Center For Discovery The Medical Director is responsible for consulting with the Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Executive Director, Nursing Manager, Facility Directors, Nurse Administrators, and Regional Director, as necessary, to ensure appropriate medical interventions and care for the patients. The Medical Director provides quality care to patients that is aligned with Discovery Behavioral Health's treatment philosophies. Responsibilities

  • Consults with the Admissions Department to ensure an expeditious admissions process, and that patients are medically appropriate for RTC.
  • Completes a full medical history and physical within 24 hours of admission for all patients admitted to the Eating Disorder Program. Completes a full medical history and physical for patients admitted to the Mental Health Program, as needed.
  • Meets with the patients on a weekly basis for patients admitted to the Eating Disorder Program and meets with patients in the Mental Health Program, as needed.
  • Prescribes and oversees medications and/or medical interventions, as necessary.
  • Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, and Facility Directors to discuss individual treatment progress.
  • Acts on behalf of the treatment program when called upon; such interactions may include insurance companies, licensing, and accreditation bodies.
  • Documents, timely, in the EMR system, Kipu.
  • Assists program treatment staff in treatment planning.
  • Provides medical direction to the nursing staff and treatment team.
  • Responsible for proper implementation of waived testing policies and training.
  • Familiarizes and adopts the Philosophy, Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the Center For Discovery treatment programs.
  • Must refrain from comments and actions that directly contradict Discovery Behavioral Health's treatment model.
  • Full adherence to the Discovery Behavioral Health policies and procedures.
  • Full adherence to health code policies, Joint Commission, HIPAA, and licensing regulations, including mandated trainings.
  • Full adherence to infection control guidelines.
  • Complies with Discovery Behavioral Health's dress code.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all members of the Treatment Team.
  • Has basic knowledge and ability to support Center For Discovery and Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program's Clinical Models.
  • Serves as a positive role model to employees, patients, and guests through a caring and professional attitude.
  • Completes job tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains professional boundaries at all times.
  • Provides quality customer service in all interactions.
  • Willingness to evaluate personal processes and receive constructive feedback.
  • Must be able to work with and communicate with persons with differing multicultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities, tact, initiative, resourcefulness, professionalism, enthusiasm, and a non-judgmental attitude This is a full-time position overseeing 3 Eating Disorder and 3 Mental Health residential programs. Qualifications
    • Must be a graduate of an approved medical school and hold a current license in the state of practice
    • Must be eligible for membership in the local branch of the State Medical Society Why Work with Us At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing. Clinical supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives. Benefits include:
      • Competitive compensation
      • Full medical, dental, and vision
      • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
      • 401k with employer match (Traditional/Roth)
      • Life insurance and disability coverage (short-term/long-term)
      • Supplemental benefits including FSA, HSA, and Pet Insurance
      • Opportunities for additional certifications and education Get to Know Us Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families. We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance use conditions. We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth. We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve. With plans for continued growth, upward job mobility makes this an ideal workplace for those who want to build a career in the behavioral health sector. Come grow with us.

Keywords: Center For Discovery, Baltimore , Medical Director, Healthcare , Crownsville, Maryland

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