Clinical Service Responsibilities: Provides medication evaluation of participants. Assesses, prescribes, and monitors participants for psychiatric medication. May provide admitting and hospital privileges and follow-up during hospitalizations. Provides psychiatric consultations and collaboration to staff and student interns. Conducts and/or participates in meetings with treatment team. Maintains up-to-date files and documentation on medications. Provides 24 hour 7 day per week coverage. Participates in treatment and discharge planning for participants. Acts as attending physician, providing direct participant care. Is available to staff for consultation on urgent or emergent issues. Participates in concurrent reviews and appeals as needed for participant treatment authorization.
Administrative Responsibilities: Participates in Peer Reviews to improve quality of clinical services. Provides clinical leadership to the program in collaboration with the divisional director and managing director. Monitors the performance of the program and works with the divisional director and managing director to improve the quality and efficiency of care and service provided to participants. Provides training and consultation to treatment staff. Attends required training and meetings. Supervises nurse practitioners and licensed vocational nurse or licensed psychiatric technicians. Responsible for all performance management including, performance improvement plans, formal written warning notices and terminations of all direct reports as needed and in consultation with Divisional Director and/or Managing Director. Ensure that program’s physicians are adequately trained to perform other physician duties, if applicable.
Compliance responsibilities: Compliance responsibilities include co-signing treatment plans and medical necessity determinations as required by funder requirements. Understands and ensures compliance with policies and procedures to manage risk. Ensures compliance with HIPAA, 42CFR regulations and all other funding mandates and licensing requirements. Ensures program staff, management, and other senior management are informed on quality of care concerns through regular reporting and/or team discussions. Develop protocols and work in collaboration with Quality Assurance and management team to develop policies regarding medication assisted treatment.
Training responsibilities: Training responsibilities include developing and conducting trainings in clinical topics related to the delivery of medication services. Ensures all direct reports are properly trained and updated on HIPAA regulations and compliance as well as any other ongoing compliance and regulatory requirements.
Documentation Responsibilities: Collaborates with each caseload participant and other available internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, progress notes and appropriate updates in support of the health and recovery needs of the participant. Maintain documentation in compliance with agency, HIPAA, 42CFR, and funder standards. Properly documents all services provided and completes admission and discharge paperwork/process and required agency assessments in timely manner and ensure that the golden thread is documented throughout the chart. Develop and assess effectiveness of individualized treatment plans and participant progress. Assist in ongoing maintenance of participants’ charts and other related documentation. Ensure that all clinical documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner, and entered into the various electronic systems.
And, other duties as assigned.