Physician

JOB TITLE:              PHYSICIAN                                                 FLSA: Exempt

 

DEPARTMENT       AGENCY CLINIC

 

REPORTS TO:         MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Major Functions:

This position works as a member of the medical clinic treatment staff in providing coordinated and quality driven primary medical care and medically supervised methadone withdrawal to clients. All duties are carried out under the supervision of the Medical Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts admission and annual physical examinations.
  • Examines and evaluates client medical symptoms and healthcare needs.
  • Provides follow-up on chronic and acute client medical conditions.
  • Provides telephone on-call service/availability to respond to client symptoms and answer staff questions regarding clients to whom physician is providing care.
  • Follows generally accepted standards of professional practice and medical ethics.
  • Ensures accurate, timely, and legible completion of required forms, documents and requisitions (i.e. – lab requisitions, agency coding/billing sheets, client disability forms, vocational rehabilitation applications/forms, Medicaid Utilization Threshold override forms, etc.).
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate, complete and timely client records that comply with regulatory standards and agency internal policy and procedure.
  • Complies with 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
  • Completes Medicaid coding/billing sheets as per agency policies and procedures and in compliance with Federal and state law and regulation.
  • Communicates/networks with external agencies.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Current NYS MD license.
  • Valid DEA registration and authorization to prescribe Buprenorphine
  • Board Certified, preferably in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry
  • A minimum of five (5) years postgraduate experience preferred
  • Prior work experience in substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Must have CPR/ACLS certification
  • Medical staff membership (hospital or HMO based) preferred.
  • Knowledge of OASAS, JCAHO, CSAT guidance.
  • No current investigation by a representative or agent of any governmental body including Federal healthcare programs (Medicaid or Medicare), healthcare organization, or any professional society, due to allegations of substandard client/patient care, medical negligence or unethical behavior; no prior restriction or termination of clinical privileges by the medical staff of any healthcare organization or a state or federal medical license/certification/registration; no Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or General Services Administration (GSA) sanction.

Skills:

  • Knowledgeable about federal and state regulations governing medical/clinical treatment in residential or ambulatory substance abuse treatment programs; knowledgeable about federal and state methadone regulations and CARF accreditation standards.
  • Knowledgeable about the treatment needs of a substance abuse population (achieving and maintaining abstinence) and medical and medication management of addiction; including medical detoxification.
  • Knowledgeable about the medical management of HIV, Hepatitis C and other co-occurring medical conditions.
  • Ability to work with a medical and clinical interdisciplinary staff to ensure appropriate management of clients in a Therapeutic Community environment of care.
  • Strong time management, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office

 

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