Correct Care Solutions Site Medical Director, Biweekly in Gardner, Massachusetts

Overview

Our Medical Director is responsible for the clinical elements of the entire program, including professional duties, and provides direct care to patients and consultation to professional staff.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Valid license to practice medicine or a limited permit and a license from another state or Canada

Experience:

  • Seven (7) years professional experience providing primary care to persons within a mental health treatment environment, with two (2) years at the administrative clinical level, assistant director or its equivalent.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Active and unencumbered license to practice medicine in Massachusetts. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Surgery, Preventive Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.

Responsibilities

  1. Monitors clinical staff for compliance with professional standards of mental health care.

  2. Performs chart reviews for quality improvement purposes.

  3. Performs Peer Reviews on all Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in accordance with Hospital policies.

  4. Supervises the Clinical staff in facilitating mental health care at the facility.

  5. Performs psychiatric examinations on persons served referred by nursing/professional staff under guidelines established.

  6. Provides psychiatric treatment and orders studies, tests and ancillary services required consistent with the provision of mental health care services.

  7. Documents all care encounters with persons served in the medical record.

  8. Reviews/reevaluates weekly those cases requiring ongoing psychiatric/pharmaceutical intervention.

  9. Provides 24 hours on-call coverage to advise hospital staff in the care of persons served.

  10. Oversees all special treatment procedures, including seclusion and restraint, suicide and assault precautions.

  11. Oversees and monitors use of medication use in the facility.

  12. Duties include the development and implementation of clinical policy and procedures, assesses clinical staff competence and monitors compliance with all applicable standards including company, state, local and all licensing bodies.

  13. Supervises the development of and application of policies, procedures and protocols in the care of Patients.

  14. Meets with the Hospital Administrator at least weekly, or more often as needed for purposes of clinical program evaluation and planning.

  15. Designates level of care to be performed in the facility and the equipment needed to perform this level of care.

  16. Represents the Medical Staff on Hospital Committees.

  17. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  18. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  19. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  20. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  21. Perform other duties as assigned.

CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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Requisition 18-52266

Location MA, Gardner

Facility North Central Correctional Institution, MA DOC

Type Regular Full-Time

Shift Day