The Medical Director provides medical and psychiatric services to identified consumers of the Agency, and maintains medical responsibility for the consumers of LCMHS. The incumbent also provides case and program consultation regularly, and reviews individual treatment plans in accordance with state and federal regulations and Agency policy.
Education: Medical doctor degree from accredited institution; at least 3 years’ experience in private practice or as a physician executive
License/Certification: licensed as a medical doctor in the State of Vermont; board-certified in psychiatry; controlled substance registration certificate; valid driver's license, current automobile registration, and current automobile insurance.
The Medical Director's responsibilities include the following:
Maintains knowledge pertinent to program operations and funding sources. Works with CEO and committees to establish policies and programs, and administers such programs.
Plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates programs and services.
Assists with budget planning, development, implementation and administration for the Psychiatry function. Directs state and/or federal grants on special projects as assigned.
Provides clinical supervision to Psychiatry team.
Assures compliance with all Agency contracts and policies, and oversees all clinical audits and reviews; leads division in quality improvement/assurance activities.
Assures that the rights of consumers are protected at all times.
Works with psychiatric providers and nursing to assure appropriate levels of care are provided to consumers.
Consults with consumers to manage medications.
Documents services to consumers using Agency systems and protocols and in compliance with federal and state law, including submitting diagnosis & evaluation reports entered in Agency records within one week after evaluation.
Provides clinical supervision to clinical staff on a regular basis and as needed.
Conducts psychiatric evaluations of cases as scheduled.
Provides program and case consultations regularly and as requested by staff, Program Directors, or the CEO.
Assists Program Directors in the development and monitoring of LCMHS services as assigned and directed by the CEO.
Organizes and participates in response to community tragedies involving individuals with mental illness.
Prepares, distributes, and maintains a variety of reports for both internal and external purposes; responds to requests for proposals and contracts. Ensures timely submission of paperwork and reports, both internal and external.
The Medical Director may need to be on call after hours or during the weekend for emergencies.