The Medical Director is responsible for supervision and leadership within the Agency related to the psychiatric medical care of Youth Bridge clients. The Medical Director is responsible for providing direct customer care in the area in which they are assigned by performing the following medically related duties personally, delegating, and overseeing work assignment to subordinate medical staff. The Medical Director is accountable for exhibiting the Values and Mission of Youth Bridge with the understanding Youth Bridge serves the behavioral health needs of the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensuring service delivery is performed according to Youth Bridge’s mission, policies and procedures and service philosophy under best practice expectations. Other duties may be assigned.
Medical Director Duties:
1. Provides leadership for medical team assigned to Medical Director, i.e. RN, APN, or other medical personnel.
2. Collaborates with Director of Operations/Human Resources Director and Director of Clinical Services in order to ensure clinical services and operations are functioning in manner providing high quality care are being provided.
3. Develops, coordinates, and supervises medical staff within the medical services delivery model.
4. Monitors, assesses, reviews and evaluates employee performance based on the established standards.
5. Conducts reviews of clinical services in order to recommend additions and adaptations for diagnosing, prescribing psychotropic medications, and clinical treatment including goals, objectives, and interventions.
6. Oversees evaluation of medical model for clinical practices within the therapeutic services under all regulations as stated in Medicaid, Private Insurances, and contracts, grants, and other funding sources.
7. Engages in interviewing, hiring, and training new medical team members.
8. Conducts training for employees who provide clinical, direct, and indirect care for clients.
9. Participates on committees as needed.
1. Interviews clients to obtain history, performing psychiatric evaluations, and medication management.
2. Collaborates with the operations management team to schedule staff members to cover the service hours of operation.
3. Performs treatments quickly and efficiently while keeping the client informed and being sensitive to the client’s comfort during the treatment.
4. Sets the expectation with the clients by listening to their concerns and addressing those that can be addressed and informing the client of the course of action to follow for other health concerns.
5. Provides clinical consultation for clinical team members conducting therapeutic services.
6. Documents all patient contact accurately and legibly in electronic medical records.
7. Ensures that RSPMI/Medical staff members are kept up to date on changes that are occurring.
8. Advises clients and family members in methods that facilitate a capacity for self-care and a move toward a healthcare partnership between providers, clients, and their families.
1. Skill in providing excellent customer service and support; organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines; and excellent written and verbal communication.
2. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from variety of cultural, socioeconomic, education, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds.
3. Ability to work effectively with administrators, managers/supervisors, other staff members, members of the public and professional groups.
4. Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, concisely with others (internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing,) consistently demonstrate positive/proactive customer service attitude. Consistently maintains ethical behaviors exemplary of quality public service and fair standards, inclusively, among all employees and members of the public.
5. Ability to work as an effective team member; function independently, exercise sound judgment and initiative; be flexible to shift priorities; maintain confidentiality; establish and maintain effective interpersonal work relationships, effectively assist providers.
6. Follow all Youth Bridge policy and procedures, accreditation standards in the delivery of services with adherence to Mission and Values.
1. Ability to perform each position responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.
2. Must be computer literate with ability to enter all necessary and required documentation is to be entered into electronic medical records.
3. Must be capable to perform services via Tele-Medicine.
4. Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
5. Employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the client served in his/her unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the clients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit’s policies and procedures.
Education and/or Experience
1. Preference given to experience in a public health or community clinic setting serving children and adolescents as a staff psychiatrist or Medical Director, completion of an accredited primary care residency program, or Child and Adolescent Board Certification (or eligible.)
License and/or Certification
1. Currently license as MD to practice in the State of Arkansas by the Arkansas Medical Board.
2. Current DEA registration.
3. Arkansas Driver’s License within 30 days of employment.
1. The work involves considerable sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting on a daily basis.
2. Must be able to respond when needed by prompt appearance at a required location.
3. Must be able to work under physically and emotionally stressed conditions.
4. The employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary.
5. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled clients and/or family members.
6. Travel may be required.
7. May be required to work holidays, evening, weekends and nights or respond to emergency case consultation.
8. May be required to provide client care in the home or in other locations away from primary work site.
Please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.