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Medical Director

Company: Addiction Treatment Systems
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewOur company is currently looking to hire a Medical Director for a new Outpatient Opioid TreatmentProgram location that will be opening in Springfield, Ohio. We have been in the Opioid Treatmentindustry for over 25 years serving the Maryland, Washington DC, and West Virginia populations.The Medical Director will need to be on site 8-12 hours per week. The Medical Director supervises themedical operations of the Program and is medically responsible for oversight of all enrolled patients. TheMedical Director provides direction to the medical team and ensures coordination with the clinicalcounseling team. The Medical Director must be able to assess individuals applying for admission as wellas the physical and mental stability for outpatient substance abuse treatment. The Medical Directormust adhere to federal and state regulations, accreditation standards, and our company's policies andprocedures.Minimum RequirementsThe Medical Director must hold a valid, active State medical license with current State controlledsubstance registration and federal DEA certificate with DATA 2000 waiver number, and providedocumentation of renewal on or before expiration date.Summary of Essential Job Functions:1. The medical director or physician shall assume responsibility for administering all medicalservices performed by the program, either by performing them directly or by delegating specificresponsibility to authorized program physicians and healthcare professionals functioning underthe medical director's direct supervision. In addition, the medical director or physician shall beresponsible for ensuring that the OTP complies with all applicable Federal, State, and local lawsand regulations.2. The medical director is responsible for monitoring and supervising all medical and nursingservices provided by the OTP. The medical director should have completed an accreditedresidency training program and have at least 1 year of experience in addiction medicine oraddiction psychiatry. Board certification in his or her primary medical specialty and in addictionpsychiatry or addiction medicine is preferred. All OTP physicians are urged to complete thetraining in the use of buprenorphine required by the Drug Addiction Treatment Act 2000 (DATA2000), even if they do not plan to provide buprenorphine under office-based opioid treatment(OBOT) rules.3. The medical director is responsible for assuring all medical, psychiatric, nursing, pharmacy,toxicology, and other services offered at the OTP are conducted in compliance with federalregulations at all times. The medical director should be present at the program a sufficientnumber of hours to assure regulatory compliance and carry out those duties specificallyassigned to the medical director by regulation. The medical director may directly provide therequired services to the OTP's patients or assure that the needed services are provided byappropriately trained and licensed providers in compliance with federal and state regulation.4. The medical director is the only person with the authority to make decisions on dispensingopioid treatment medications to patients for unsupervised use. The medical director shallconsider the following take-home criteria in determining whether a patient is responsible inhandling opioid drugs for unsupervised use:i. Absence of recent abuse of drugs (opioid or nonnarcotic), including alcohol;ii. Regularity of clinic attendance;iii. Absence of serious behavioral problems at the clinic;iv. Absence of known recent criminal activity, e.g., drug dealing;v. Stability of the patient's home environment and social relationships;vi. Length of time in comprehensive maintenance treatment;vii. Assurance that take-home medication can be safely stored within the patient's home;andviii. Whether the rehabilitative benefit the patient derived from decreasing the frequency ofclinic attendance outweighs the potential risks of diversion.5. The medical director or physician shall:i. Ensure that evidence of current physiological dependence, length of history ofaddiction, or exceptions to criteria for admission are documented in the patient's recordbefore the patient receives the initial dose;ii. Ensure that a medical evaluation including a medical history has been taken, and aphysical examination has been done before the patient receives the initial dose (exceptthat in an emergency situation, the initial dose may be given before the physicalexamination);iii. Ensure that appropriate laboratory studies have been performed and reviewed;iv. Ensure that before medicating the patient voluntary, written, program-specific informedconsent to treatment with the specific pharmacotherapy has been obtained.v. Sign or countersign all medical orders as required by Federal or State law. The admittingprovider shall date and sign the recordings in the patient's record within 72 hours ofadministration. This includes the initial opioid agonist dose to the patient as well as anydosage adjustments or schedule changes.vi. Supervise or perform medication order changes (dosage adjustments);vii. Supervise or perform annual history and physicals;viii. Educates the person served about their diagnosis;ix. Attends quality improvement meetings;x. Documents all patient visits appropriately in the electronic medical record (EMR) ifapplicable;xi. Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPPA requirements and (42 CFR Part 2);xii. Keeps current on new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professionalliterature, or other training and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.Rates are negotiable upon hire

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