Medical Director - Mental Health America of Dutchess County

Position Title: Medical Director

Department: Addiction Services

Reports To: Division Director

Employment Status: Exempt

Hours per Week: 40

Location: 51 Cannon St, Poughkeepsie


Job Description: The Medical Director will be a member of the leadership team, in addition to being responsible for the overall medical direction of the Division of Addiction Services integrated programs. The Medical Director will provide clinical and administrative supervision to medical staff, develop protocols and policies, develop, and maintain community relationships. The Medical Director provides primary medical oversight to the Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC), along with general oversight to three community residential programs. The Medical Director will also participate in administrative, quality improvement, and incident review committee meetings. Experience in Substance Use Disorders (SUD) services is preferred. The Medical Director will support recovery by providing and promoting services that reflect our mission and values that include the recognition of individual rights for self-determination, choice, shared decision-making, and collaboration. When possible he/she will utilize and promote evidence-based practices; always embracing a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed and person-centered approach.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide primary and specialty care to CDCC patients during their term of treatment; including conducting psychiatric assessments, performing physical examinations, and prescribing psychotropic, Medication Assisted Treatment, and ancillary withdrawal medications when needed.

· Collaborate and coordinate with outside providers as needed.

· Provide clinical and administrative supervision to nursing and ancillary staff responsible for medication administration.

· Assist in the recruiting and hiring of medical staff.

· Provide on-site crisis assessment and management of clients during regular work hours and be available when needed for phone consultation to staff managing crisis during after-hours.

· Participate in administrative, quality improvement, and incident review committee meetings.

· Collaborate with the Division Director, RN, and the Clinical Supervisor in optimizing clinical care and medical workflows.

· Provide in-service trainings of medication administration, detox/withdrawal protocols, infection control, and communicable disease education.

· Participate in improving and expanding addiction services in conjunction with the CEO and Division Director.

· Contribute to the development and revision of medical policies & procedures and ongoing trainings.

· Assist in the development of linkage agreements and advancing relationships with other community service providers.


Qualifications and Credentials:

  • Hold current licensure through the NYS Education Department in one of following fields of practice: Physician (MD or DO), Nurse Practitioner (NP), or Physician Assistant (PA)

  • Obtain board certification in addiction medicine from a certifying entity appropriate to their primary or specialty board certification within four (4) years of employment.

  • Obtain a federal DATA 2000 waiver (buprenorphine-certified) within six (6) months of employment.

  • Experience with electronic health record systems (EHR).

  • Knowledge of OASAS and DOH regulations.

  • Must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.

  • Must be cleared by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.

  • Must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.

  • Must maintain an active license in good standing to practice in New York State.

  • Must maintain an active unrestricted federal and state DEA registration.

Please submit resumes to: David Campanaro, LCSW-R, CASAC at dcampanaro@mhadutchess.org

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