Medical Director

Physician (MD/DO) Berlin, VT


Description

Medical Director Needed - Berlin, VT.


Summary of Responsibilities: 

Responsible for performing professional physician services and for performing required administrative duties.  To ensure all staff practice Universal Precautions and are aware of emergency medical procedures to be followed in case of medical emergencies.  Work is performed under operational supervision.  To assume medical responsibility for the Clinic and to supervise all the medical services rendered to patients in the Medical Director’s absence. To authorize and supervise dispensing of daily narcotic replacement therapy and other medication by medical staff in the Medical Director’s absence.  This may include working with Methadone Detox, Maintenance Program, Intensive Outpatient Program and/or Primary Care

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Will provide professional physician services under minimal supervision.
  2. Educates patients and their counselors on how to take prescribed medication and possible side effects.
  3. Performs maintenance of medical records for all patients.
  4. Maintains communication with outside medical practitioners regarding the narcotic replacement therapy programs, primary care programs or specific patient issues.
  5. Ensures compliance with BAART Programs’ policies and other publicly funded programs and HMO contract protocols, as well as specific contractual obligations.
  6. Conducts peer review quarterly according to BAART Programs’ policy.
  7. Complies with requirements for maintaining a valid professional license.
  8. Reviews discharges, dosing sheets, outside medical records, outside physical exams, treatment plans and dose changes of patients receiving narcotic replacement therapy.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  • The ability to communicate with a diverse population is essential. 
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities are also important to evaluate and treat clients. 
  • Drug rehabilitation training/knowledge is helpful.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality regarding patient medical records, laboratory results and demographic information and to communicate in English both orally and in writing is required. 
  • The incumbent must be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team. 
  • Attention to detail and good charting skills are also required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board Certified/Eligible in any residency.
  • Must be licensed in good standing to practice medicine as a physician in Vermont.
  • Must have a current and valid DEA registration and may not, at any time, have had an application for registration with the DEA denied, had a DEA registration revoked or surrendered a DEA registration for cause. 
  • Addiction medicine experience is preferred.
  • DEA  X-Waiver or willing to apply for one is preferred.
  • Must have drug rehabilitation training and knowledge.

BAART Programs, a progressive substance abuse treatment organization,  is committed to the highest quality of patient care in a comfortable outpatient clinic setting.  Our ultimate goal is to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of opioid use disorder to help each of our patients achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.  

BAART Programs is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws.