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Associate Medical Director for 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Programs

  • Government of Georgia
  • $101,930.00 - 167,870.00 / Year *
  • 322 Poplar Springs Rd
  • Ringgold, GA 30736
  • Full-Time
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Pathways Cntr Behav Devel Grwt
Associate Medical Director for 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Programs -
Job Number:
HEA03J6
Job Posting
: Dec 17, 2018 -
Closing Date
: Jan 6, 2019
Primary Location
: GA-Coweta-Newnan
Number of Openings
: 1
Job
: Healthcare
Shift
: Day Job
Description
:
Pathways Center has two 24/7 Crisis Stabilization Units; one for adults and one for individuals ages 5-17. Pathways Center's Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU's) are short term (2-7 days), medically monitored crisis residential programs, which offer services for a limited duration to stabilize acute psychiatric or behavioral symptoms, evaluate treatment needs, and develop plans to meet the needs of persons served. The programs operate 24 hours per day 7 days per week. The CSU's are designed to serve as a first line of community based alternative care to hospitalization, offering psychiatric stabilization and detoxification services on a short term basis.
In addition to the crisis stabilization programs, Pathways Center has a Crisis Service Center (CSC) based in Newnan, GA. The CSC provides on-site and telephonic crisis intervention and 23 hour observation services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The CSC operates on a walk-in basis and provides psychiatric/substance abuse related crisis evaluation and brief intervention services to support an individual who is experiencing an abrupt and substantial change in behavior noted by severe impairment of functioning typically associated with a precipitating situation or a marked increase in personal distress. Interventions are provided by licensed behavioral health professionals designed to prevent out of community treatment or hospitalization.
The Associate Medical Director - Crisis Services is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the delivery of behavioral health services for the 24-7 Crisis Stabilization Programs. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Provides onsite leadership to a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants providing direct services within the crisis programs, including holding periodic team meetings with the physician team, working with the Medical Director to ensure physician coverage, and completing performance evaluations for direct reports according to Pathways Center's policy
Provides clinical supervision to nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in 24/7 Crisis Programs
Works collaboratively with internal partners to ensure program compliance, meet programmatic targets and ensure effective and efficient delivery of crisis services
Works with the leadership team, as requested, to assess and develop policies and plans based on data collection, activity reports, planning documents, program plans and objectives
As needed, provides training, guidance, coaching, and counseling to 24/7 Crisis Services physician team members
As requested, participates with other team members in developing and updating organizational strategies, goals, and objectives
Available in the event of a facility emergency to assist Leadership team in ensuring patient safety and mitigation of risk
Determines eligibility for admission to one of Pathways Center's 24-7 Crisis Stabilization Programs after listening to and/or reviewing information from nurse(s).... The eligibility and review process for potential new patients may be completed via phone if the physician is on-call or in-person if physician is on-site
Prescribes psychiatric medications for both mental health and addictive disease patients
Performs diagnostic assessments, reviews intake documentation, conducts clinical interviews to determine diagnosis and directs plan of care
Coordinates work with nurses, counselors, case managers and other behavioral health professionals to provide a comprehensive plan of care for clients/patients
Facilitates and participates in daily treatment team or case meetings to plan and coordinate client/patient care
Orders lab work, as needed, to monitor the effectiveness of medications prescribed
Participates in periodic prescribing peer audits
Provides advice and consultation to staff on appropriate treatment methodologies and techniques
Informs organizational leaders on medical or related trends that may affect direct care services and/or operations
Maintains awareness of advances in the field of psychiatry and other healthcare specialties; Participates in internal and external educational programs as available for continuing professional education
Works collaboratively with program managers to plan, organizes, and direct the work of the unit(s) to provide continuous active treatment to the patients served
Sets priorities, goals, and objectives to meet or resolve identified problems in an effort to fulfill the company's mission
Utilizes approved software to order treatment and services for clients admitted to crisis units; Completes required documentation in clients' electronic health records as required by Pathways Center policies
Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a medical school recognized by the composite state board of medical examiners Licensure or license eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law is required. Licensed Physician in the State of Georgia.
Qualifications
:
Medical degree recognized by the Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) AND licensure or license-eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law AND Two years of experience at the lower level Physician 2 (HCP161) or position equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications - External:
Experience working with 24-7 behavioral health crisis stabilization programs is preferred; Experience supervising and leading other team members to include Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and/or Staff Physicians
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Graduation from a medical school recognized by the composite state board of medical examiners Licensure or license eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law is required. Licensed Physician in the State of Georgia., Medical degree recognized by the Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) AND licensure or license-eligible to practice medicine at a state institution or in the state of Georgia as provided by state law AND Two years of experience at the lower level Physician 2 (HCP161) or position equivalent. Preferred Qualifications - External: Experience working with 24-7 behavioral health crisis stabilization programs is preferred; Experience supervising and leading other team members to include Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and/or Staff Physicians


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.