Job Title: Program Physician (D.C)
, a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services.provides medication assisted treatment and counseling services in a conventional outpatient setting.
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 patients 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 patients chart
Provide medical training and supervision as related to Opioid Treatment for physicians and nurse practitioners where applicable working at the clinic
Provide medical supervision and maintain records for Nurse Practitioner as required by state law
Provide input to Program Director on medication 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 programs patients.
Responsible for the achievement of assigned treatment center specific annual goals and objectives
GREAT Opportunities -- Our Team Members are motivated self-starters who excel in a fast-paced environment and become a valued member of our team.
GREAT People -- Our staff has a passion to be the best, sharing a strong work ethic and dedication to providing world-class support to the teams in the field who serve our patients every day!
GREAT Support -- We recognize that our success, and that of our patients, relies on the quality of our Team Members. Once we have identified and hired a new Team Member, we work diligently to keep their skills and talent engaged by providing the systems, tools and training necessary.