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Medical Director, Office of Behavioral Health Services (Physician )

Location
New York
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Sep 2022
Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in New York, New York.

Purpose:
To ensure individuals receive the proper professional care/services while in treatment. The Medical Director will provide overall Behavioral Health leadership for the MHSC program. The Medical Director assesses, plans and evaluates Behavioral Health care and provides oversight to the delivery of behavioral health services to our H+H sites via the MHSC trainees. He/she provides education to staff and individuals about public health issues and epidemiological considerations. The Medical Director collaborates with the MHSC Director (Director of Mental Health) to oversee the MHSC program.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Medical Director is a psychiatrist who has overall responsibility for the following (this overall responsibility may not be delegated):

Medical and Behavioral Health services provided by the MHSC program;

Direct Communication with the H+H Central Office s Behavioral Health Deputy Chief Medical Officer regarding the MHSC program

Collaborative leadership of the MHSC program with the MHSC non-medical leadership.

Oversight of the development and revision of behavioral health policies, procedures and ongoing training for matters such as routing medical care, specialized services, specialized medications and medical and psychiatric emergency care;

Collaborative supervision with the program director of non-medical staff in the provision of mental health and substance use disorder services;

Supervision of psychiatrist staff in the performance of mental health services;

Supervision of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, fellows, residents and/or medical students associated with the MHSC program.

Oversight of the establishment of policies and procedures for public health education and screening for all patients regarding mental health disorders, substance use and medical co-morbidities.

Assisting in the development of necessary referral and linkage relationships with other institutions and agencies including, but not limited to, general or specialty hospitals and nursing homes, health-related facilities, home health agencies, hospital outpatient departments, diagnostic and treatment facilities, laboratories and related resources;

Ensuring the program compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

MD Degree, License to practice medicine in New York State

Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry (or Board Eligible & within 5 years of completing residency training)

Completion of an approved Psychiatry residency

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