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Physician / Addiction Medicine / Alabama / Permanent / Medical Directo

Company: Confidential
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Medical Director (Alabama)Location: US-AL-Tuscaloosa Overview: a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. provides medication assisted treatment and counseling services in a conventional outpatient setting. we are committed to the belief that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing. We are committed to treatment that embodies Hope, Respect, and Caring. Responsibilities:Ensure the timely completion of admission physicals, annual physicals, medical histories, laboratory testing (including TB screening) consistent with state and federal regulations, accreditation standards and sound medical practiceReview all laboratory results as well as medical documentation from other healthcare providers and manage each patient according to established best practice and accrediting and regulatory guidelinesScreen patients for common medical co-morbidities and evaluate co-existing medical conditions to identify potential medication impact/drug interactions, to include over-the-counter (OTC) medicationsPrescribe and titrate the appropriate dosage of methadone or suboxone consistent with the patients medical and addiction history to establish a maintenance doseOrder dose increases, decreases, detoxification, or supervised withdrawal after assessment of the patient and his/her current treatment historyWrite medical orders based upon the individual needs of the patient and sign off on all medical orders within 72 hours. Review medical therapy and document those activities in the patients chartWhenever necessary, collaborate and coordinate care with other physicians, clinics or hospitals participating in the treatment of program patientsProvide consultation to medical, clinical, and administrative staff in formulation and implementation of each patients medical treatmentSolicit feedback from clinical and administrative staff regarding patient requests and changes in patient behaviorAs requested, conduct in-service training and community education (participate in and periodically lead community consultation and mental health education as it relates to substance abuse)Assist in developing affiliations and collaborative relationships with community based medical providersEnsure that each patient receives adequate services addressing communicable diseases, including risk evaluation, clinically appropriate testing, and appropriate counseling related to testingEnsure treatment center meets all accreditation standards related to include medical, health, and safety issues, and other areas as assignedProvide medical training and supervision as related to Opioid Treatment for physicians and nurse practitioners where applicable working at the clinicProvide medical supervision and maintain records for Nurse Practitioner as required by state lawParticipate in peer reviews for BHG Medical Directors and/or Program Physicians as requested to comply with accreditin

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