The Senior Medical Director reports directly to the Director of Department of Human Services and is a member of the executive leadership team, with oversight of 6-7 psychiatrists. This individual oversees psychiatric and medical functions in their respective programs of practice for the City of Virginia Beach, Department of Human Services and will be responsible for developing public/private partnerships. The Senior Medical Director provides psychiatric behavioral health leadership for clinical and business planning, clinical performance, Medical Quality Assessment/Assurance, Risk Management, and Continuing Medical Education. He/She will serve as a key link between Virginia Beach Human Services, the medical community, and the public at large.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to the following:
Develops and implements a utilization management system for outpatient psychiatric services including:
Monitoring of medication management services
Profiling of prescriptive practices
Development of medication management protocols
Developing and maintaining key performance indicators (KPIs) for service delivery
Facilitates the development and implementation of, as well as monitors staff compliance with, all of the Medical Services policies and procedures, to include the use and storage of medication samples and indigent
Collaborates with the Deputy Directors of the Community Services Board (CSB), and other Program Supervisors in the development of productivity standards for psychiatric
Works with the Executive Leadership Team and the Senior Leadership Team to utilize program and clinical data (stored in the Electronic Health Record – EHR) to develop and monitor unit cost methodologies across the Department of Human Services.
Collaborates and forms a professional relationship with outside agencies providing telehealth, psychiatric testing, medical testing and medical primary care and specialty services.
CLINICAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management services to clients of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Serves as a lead member of a multidisciplinary treatment team within program
Provides appropriate clinical documentation and follow up for services/treatment activities.
Provides consumer and family oriented education services.
Serves as a liaison with other psychiatric staff and consultants and provides coverage for those persons.
Provides clinical training to staff members on various medical and behavioral health subjects to include medication management and psychiatric evaluations.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduate from an accredited medical school.
Board certification in psychiatry.
License to practice medicine in the State of Virginia
Current DEA number with no restrictions on prescribing controlled
Eligible for Medicare, Medicaid and other third party Individuals excluded from participation in federal reimbursement programs (including Medicaid, Medicare, and CHAMPUS) by the Office of the Inspector General do not meet the requirements for this position.
Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina driver’s license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV driver’s license eligibility requirements.
High degree of technology proficiency with Electronic Health Records (EHR), telehealth and standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases.
Experience formulating and implementing policies and procedures.
5-10 years of experience in outpatient psychological/psychiatric/addiction medicine clinical services.
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