Medical Director, Addiction Medicine


The OTP Medical Director is responsible for administering all medical services performed by the program, either by performing them directly or by delegating specific responsibilities to authorized program physicians and healthcare professionals functioning under the medical director’s supervision. The Medical Director will report directly to the Clinic Administrator.

The Medical Director should adhere to and value the philosophical priorities of the HARM
Reduction Model, that Medication Assisted Treatment is the preferred method of addressing opioid addiction and that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, compassion and positivity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Monitor patient charts for quality of medical services provided and with other administrators to develop or revise medical and other treatment intervention policies and procedures.
• Maintains own patient panel.
• Provide recommendations to MSO regarding changes in medical practice when advisable. This may include expansion or contraction of services.
• Work closely with agency medical providers and site managers to ensure the delivery of coordinated services to patients.
• Interact with the local medical provider community on issues of the continuity of care and for education about this treatment modality.
• Consultation via telephone or videoconference as needed.
• Maintain regular communication with the MSO and attends meetings as requested.
• Familiar with standards required by Board of Health, OSHA, etc. and the application of such.
• Participate in Federal and State substance abuse training and continuing education as needed to safely and effectively perform in the position.
• Interacts with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the company’s mission and Best Practice Patient Experience.
• Provides direct supervision to clinical personnel and relays corporate mandates, goals and objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Oversee all medical care provided within the clinic.
• Oversee the Dispensary Manager functions and ensure the safety, security and accountability of methadone and other scheduled medications in the clinic.
• Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

• MD or DO degree and an active physician license in the State of Washington.
• Certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology is preferred.

• Must have at least one year of addiction medicine experience.
• Methadone experience required.
• Opioid Treatment Program experience will be given hiring preference.

• Must have knowledge of the patient population as well as the properties and side effects of opiate replacement medications and other drugs the patients may use.
• Flexible team player, open to new treatment ideas, cooperative and uses excellent judgement.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and outside contacts from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; good diplomatic skills, including strong conflict-resolution skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• No history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of 3 years prior to employment as the Medical Director and does not display evidence of alcohol or other drugs while employed as the OTP Medical Director.

Travel Requirements
Ability to travel as needed (minimal).


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