Medical Director

Contract · Sidney, NE · Medical Directors

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Job purpose

The Psychiatrist provides compassionate, high quality healthcare to program patients. With Medical Director and Attending Psychiatry duties they provide direction and supervision of the clinical activities in outpatient behavioral healthcare settings across multiple programs via Tele-Health.

Duties and responsibilities

  • The Psychiatrist shall perform his or her duties in conformance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as in compliance with the policies of the Program, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) and any applicable accrediting bodies including, but not limited to, The Joint Commission ("TJC"), The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (“HFAP”), and DNV GL – Healthcare (“DNV”).
  • Medical Director and Attending Psychiatry duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • · Monitor the coordination of physician coverage, so that the Programs and their patients have adequate physician coverage always.
    · Monitor the maintenance and enforcement of accurate, complete, and timely patient and other records regarding services rendered in the Programs, in an adequate filing system. Such records shall be sufficient to enable Hospital to obtain appropriate payment, and to facilitate the delivery of quality patient care. Medical Director shall coordinate with PMC in good faith to comply with all regulatory record keeping and reporting requirements.
    · Shall be available at reasonable times for consultations with individual members of the Program's professional and clinical staff (the "Clinical Staff") and administrative employees of PMC.
    · Monitor the work of Program Clinical Staff and shall promptly notify the Program Director if any Clinical Staff member or other PMC employee working in the Program is, in the judgment of the Medical Director, incompetent or inadequately trained.
    · Participates for reasonable periods of time in educational programs conducted by PMC and shall perform such other teaching functions within the Program as PMC may deem necessary or desirable to assure its compliance with regulatory requirements. At the request of PMC, Medical Director shall take an active part in Clinical staff teaching programs.
    · In accordance with appropriate ethical standards, shall actively undertake to positively enhance the image and quality of PMC and the Program within the community served by PMC. The Medical Director shall work with the Program Director and PMC to develop strategies and plans to educate the local physicians and community of these services. All education plans and arrangements shall fully comply with applicable laws and regulations related to such subject matter.
    · With the Program Director shall determine the required attendance and by what form (in person or telepsychiatry) by Physician at Program Clinical Staff Meetings.
    · Shall use the personnel, space, equipment, and supplies provided by PMC solely for fulfilling his or her duties.
    · Provide input when applicable in the recommendation of space and other resources needed by the program
    · Assist in the orientation and continuing education of employees within the program.
    · Work toward continually assessing and improving the quality of care and services provided. (performance improvement).
    · Provide advice and direction where applicable to PMC, Hospital & Program staff in maintaining compliance with accreditation standards that relate to the Program.
    · Medical Director must be enrolled as a participating provider with both Medicare and the applicable state Medicaid programs.

    Goals and Metrics; Physician may use their own forms if approved by PMC and Hospital

    1. Providing appropriate care to each patient within the program
    2. Physician’s orders dated/timed prior to date/time on face sheet.
    3. Admit order form complete, specific tests ordered, frequency (no prn), admit dx, dated, timed, signed.
    4. Psychiatric evaluation completed prior to admission.
    5. Progress note for each patient not less than every 30 days.
    6. Change in diagnosis/treatment/medication/ by signed and dated physician order only.
    7. Psychotropic Drug Consent (as applicable) completed upon medication change/addition.
    8. Physician D/C orders completed.
    9. Physician D/C summary completed.

    Qualifications

    Valid License to practice medicine in the state(s) in which the Programs are located without restriction or subject to any disciplinary or corrective action.
    Have all customary narcotics and controlled substances numbers and licenses.
    Board-certified or Board-eligible in the field of psychiatry.
    Status as a provider under any third-party payer program (including, without limitation, any HMO, PPO, IPA, private insurance program, Medicare, Medicaid or CHAMPUS) shall never have been involuntarily terminated, suspended, withdrawn, not renewed or otherwise restricted at any time for any reason, except as such has been disclosed in writing to PMC.
    Maintain unrestricted clinical privileges at the hospital where the Programs operate.

    Physical requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the Physician is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and arms. The Physician must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Direct reports

    None

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