Medical Director – BriteLife Recovery at Hanover
About BriteLife Recovery
BriteLife Recovery was founded in 2015 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Since our inception, we remain committed to providing individualized care for every person we treat. We have expanded from a small boutique facility to a full-service provider of substance use disorder treatment to serve more people suffering from the disease of addiction. Today, we are expanding our footprint with the addition of BriteLife Recovery Pennsylvania in the tranquil hillsides of Hanover, PA. With small-town charm and majestic scenery, BriteLife Recovery at Hanover is less than a one - hour drive from Lancaster and Hershey and offers clients a unique opportunity to discover a new life through our detox, residential and outpatient programs.
The Medical Director is responsible for the direction, provision and quality of medical services provided to clients including, but not limited to, the following:
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Providing administrative oversight of the facility's medical services.
- Assisting in the development and maintenance of written objectives, policies, a procedure manual, an organization plan and a quality assurance program for medical services, and review of all medical policies and procedures at least annually. Such documentation shall be shared with the facility's physician, the director of nursing services, and other appropriate medical staff on an ongoing basis or as revisions are made.
- In conjunction with the administrator and the governing authority of the substance use disorders treatment facility, planning and budgeting for medical services.
- Ensuring that medical services are coordinated and integrated with other client care services to ensure continuity of care for each client.
- Ensuring that the facility complies with required medical staffing patterns set forth in the Pennsylvania state regulations.
- Assisting in the development of written job descriptions for the medical staff, reviewing of credentials, participating in hiring medical staff, delineating privileges of medical staff and assigning duties of the medical staff.
- Participating in staff orientation and staff education activities when applicable.
- Approving the content and location of emergency kits or carts; medications, including controlled substances; use of over-the-counter floor stock medications maintained on a list at the facility; and the amounts that may be and are stored throughout the facility, equipment and supplies, the expiration dates of medically related time-sensitive items, the frequency with which these items are reviewed for appropriateness and completeness and assigning qualified staff to perform these reviews.
- Reviewing any physical examination reports and medical screening results conducted off-site of a client for the preadmissions process or for other medical concerns, in order to ensure that the client's medical needs are considered and addressed in the development of the treatment plan and throughout treatment.
- Providing supervision of the facility's physician(s) and nurse practitioners.
- The medical director is required to be on-site as often as necessary in order to perform the responsibilities of the position.
- Positively promoting Britelife Recovery to prospective clients and employees.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Currently licensed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania to perform the scope of responsibilities set forth in the SC state regulations.
- Certified by ASAM/ABAM.
- Demonstrated computer proficiency.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and EXPERIENCE
- Must be a member in good standing in the medical community.
- A physician currently licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania, who has not completed ASAM/ABAM certification, must have worked in a substance use disorders treatment facility a minimum of five years for at least 20 hours per week and have completed the ASAM/ABAM/American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) clinicians training course, www.aatod.org/clinician.html.
- Ability to communicate effectively (written/verbal).
- Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to interact with staff and clients in a professional manner.
- Ability to assess needs and deliver medical services to individuals detoxifying from substance abuse.
- Ability to screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms.
- Ability to screen for danger to self or others.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data to determine medical recommendations and priorities.
- Demonstrated adherence to acceptable ethical and behavioral standards of conduct.
- Participation in continuing professional development.
- Understanding of the benefits and limitations of toxicology testing procedures.
- Knowledge of strategies for treating alcohol, cocaine, and other drug abuse.
- Knowledge of medication-assisted therapy.
- Ability to provide education and information to individuals and groups, through formal and/or informal processes, concerning their substance abuse.
- Demonstrated knowledge of accepted principles of client record management.
- Ability to provide direction and oversight to the medical and nursing staffs and functions of a detox facility.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Ability to walk up and down stairs during emergency drills or situations.
If you are interested in our medical director post, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Medical Director in the subject line.