Medical Director - Coleman Institute, Fair Lawn

Physician (MD/DO) Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Part Time Medical Director Opportunity! (20 hours available)

The Coleman Institute

As an innovative center for addiction treatment, the Coleman Institute is one of the leading outpatient withdrawal management centers in the country. Since 1998, The Coleman Institute has helped thousands of people free themselves from addiction to opioid prescription painkillers, heroin, buprenorphine, methadone, alcohol and other drugs through our outpatient withdrawal management program.  

Direct Care Responsibilities

  1. Interview the patient prior to admission assessing substance use, medical and psychiatric history status and history
  2. On initial visit evaluates the patient’s substance use status, assess withdrawal symptoms, conducts a history and physical, orders labs and prescribes medication as clinically indicated
  3. Prescribes medications and treatment in compliance with the Coleman Institute clinical protocols over the subsequent days of the withdrawal management program
  4. Confers with nurses, medical assistants and case managers to assess the whole person and develop a treatment plan
  5. Supervises Nurse Practitioners as indicated clinically and as required by state law
  6. Consults with the National Medical Director on difficult cases as needed
  7. Conducts follow-up visits at specific intervals after the initial treatment program
  8. Participates in the call system for evenings, nights and weekends
  9. Documents all patient contact accurately in the electronic medical record
  10. Maintains strict adherence to HIPAA and federal and state confidentiality laws
  11. Supervises the medical care team to ensure they are rendering high quality patient care complying with Coleman Institute protocols
  12. Trains new medical providers and nurses
  13. Works with treatment team to determine what can be done to improve overall care quality

Leadership and Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Provides medical direction and administration including, but not limited to, developing clinic practice guidelines that adhere to State law or regulations
  2. Manages the Quality Improvement and Outcome Survey programs.
  3. Meets with payers as requested
  4. Represents The Coleman Institute in the local and regional area to educate other professionals about the program and array of services
  5. Develops relationships with primary care providers and specialists to follow patients for their medical needs
  6. Educates the medical community about providing medical care to patients with a history of SUD
  7. Develops relationships with psychiatrists and mental health clinicians locally and regionally to provide psychiatric or mental health treatment to Coleman patients
  8. Works with the Executive Director and national leadership team to develop new services or enhance existing services
  9. Gets involved on a local and State level in community events or task forces to prevent and treat SUD
  10. Works with the Executive Director and Business Development Director to build the census as clinically indicated and establish an excellent clinical and practice reputation

Current licensure as an MD/DO to practice by the State Board of Medical Examiners

Board Certification in a primary specialty, addictionologist or psychiatrist preferred

Current DEA certification

5+ years’ experience in clinical medicine, with at least two years’ experience caring for patients with SUD

Previous management, administrative and/or quality improvement experience preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Good sense of humor