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Medical Director – Addiction Consult Service opportunity in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Trinity Health Of New England—the region’s largest nonprofit health system—seeks a board-certified addiction medicine physician to be our next Medical Director of the Addiction Consult Service at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
This is an excellent opportunity to bring your experience and skills to a team providing high-quality, multidisciplinary care and leadership in the treatment of addiction.
Practicing in the Springfield, Massachusetts metro area puts you in the heart of New England. This small city environment of 700,000 residents offers a tremendous selection of welcoming neighborhoods in which to live, excellent public and private schools and colleges, great restaurants, shopping, music, museums and historical areas. The central New England location puts you within a commutable distance from Hartford, Connecticut and in close proximity to New York City and Boston with easy access to dependable air and rail services.
As part of Trinity Health Of New England—the region’s largest nonprofit health system—you will experience a culture of provider collaboration. Our practice model empowers providers to work at their highest level, while allowing time for professional development and family life. If you are focused on providing outstanding patient-centered care, you will thrive within the Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group.
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- Maintains active understanding of all applicable SAMHSA regulations.
- Maintains active understanding of all applicable DPH regulations.
- Maintains active understanding of all other involved regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies.
- Provides appropriate interactions with persons employed or contracted with various regulatory agencies.
- Collaborates with other members of leadership teams in strategy planning, determination of resource distribution and ensuring quality care.
- Maintains compliance with all medical staff bylaws.
- Either through oversight or direct services, ensures that complete and comprehensive addiction medicine-focused consultations, including appropriate histories and exams, follow-up notes and orders, are provided for each patient consulted on the addiction consult service that are consistent with regulatory requirements and clinical need.
- If a psychiatrist, provides direct care and coverage for the psychiatric consultation-liaison service as assigned. If not a psychiatrist, works collaboratively with the psychiatric consultation-liaison and pain management/palliative care consultation team to ensure coordinated care for relevant patients.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the practice of addiction medicine, including formulation of diagnosis, determining service and level of care needs, initiating and revising medication treatment for substance use disorders as appropriate, and coordination of care.
- Communicates effectively with inpatient hospitalists and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to discuss assessments. Coordinates and implements the treatment and discharge plans as they relate to substance use disorders.
- Develops or maintains relevant training or clinical protocols for the addiction consult or related services. Provides education to, collaborates with and maintains relationships with hospital departments regarding the addiction consult or related services.
- Performs or participates in activities that ensure quality care and evaluation of services.
- Participates in telephone or other on-call schedules or activities for Addiction Consult or other Addiction services as assigned.
- Provides supervision to PAs or NPs assigned to Addiction Consult or other assigned services.
- Provides appropriate training and supervision to medical students, residents or other trainees.
- Ensures completion of chart entries and signatures by medical staff consistent with regulatory guidelines and medical staff bylaws.
- Collaborates and maintains effective relationships with other care providers in the community as appropriate.
- Ensures clinical care delivered is consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Psychiatrist or internal medicine or family medicine physician licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with board certification in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine preferred. Alternatively at a minimum, must have at least one year of clinical substance use disorder treatment experience and 40 hours of CME in treating addicted persons within the past year or within the first twelve months of employment.
- Graduate of an accredited medical school or school of osteopathy. Completed residency training.
- Licensed by the Board of Registration of Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Must hold valid DEA and DEA-X certificates and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration number.
- Must meet requirements for membership on the medical staff of Mercy Medical Center with appropriate credentialing. Must maintain recredentialing per medical staff bylaws.
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