Medical Director for Asheville, NC.
Addictions or Psychiatry background.
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
Whenever necessary, collaborate and coordinate care with other physicians, clinics or hospitals participating in the treatment of program patients
Provide consultation to medical, clinical, and administrative staff in formulation and implementation of each patients medical treatment
Solicit feedback from clinical and administrative staff regarding patient requests and changes in patient behavior
As requested, conduct in-service training and community education (participate in and periodically lead community consultation and mental health education as it relates to substance abuse)
Assist in developing affiliations and collaborative relationships with community based medical providers
Ensure that each patient receives adequate services addressing communicable diseases, including risk evaluation, clinically appropriate testing, and appropriate counseling related to testing
Ensure treatment center meets all accreditation standards related to include medical, health, and safety issues, and other areas as assigned
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
Participate in peer reviews for BHG Medical Directors and/or Program Physicians as requested to comply with accrediting agency requirements.
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