|Title:||Medical Director- Psychiatrist|
|Location:||Presque Isle, Maine|
Medical Director – Psychiatrist
Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC)
Presque Isle, Maine
Introduction: Celebrating more than 50 years of service to our communities, AMHC is a non-profit provider offering a comprehensive and integrated array of mental health, substance abuse, community health care, and brain injury services. AMHC services address individual needs, respect the rights of each individual, and encourage ongoing individual and family responsibility for health and well-being. Annually, AMHC serves more than 7,500 individuals of all ages across all services. AMHC is located in Northern and Downeast Maine and because of the breathtaking natural beauty that Maine has to offer, it is no wonder that Maine has long been considered “Vacationland.”
Aroostook County is the home of Nordic skiing in the United States and offers world-class cross-country skiing and snowmobiling on hundreds of miles of pristine trails. The Maine Winter Sports Center in Presque Isle is a training site and competition venue for the world’s best U.S. Biathlon athletes who compete at the World Championships and in the Winter Olympics. In Northern Maine, homeownership is affordable, small schools are the norm, and small town community life is plentiful. For more information about AMHC, please visit www.amhc.org.
After 24 years of service to AMHC, our current Medical Director is retiring! As a result, we are seeking a full time Medical Director – Psychiatrist to join our Senior Leadership Team. The Medical Director – Psychiatrist will actively take a lead working with the Senior Leadership Team to achieve the strategic planning and integrated service delivery goals to assure that the organization is able to effectively compete and achieve the Triple Aim—improved patient access and better health outcomes at a lower cost. The Medical Director is responsible for providing oversight to ensure appropriate utilization of services across the Agency, through the development, maintenance, evaluation, and provision of mental health, substance abuse and neuro-rehabilitation, assessment, treatment, consultation, and educational services. The Medical Director practices as a generalist and is a member of a multidisciplinary professional service team.
Responsibilities: Specific duties involved in carrying out these responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Assisting the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team directly in the:
a. Assessment of area service needs related to AMHC’s provision and continuing development of mental health, substance abuse, and other related services through participation in the review and development of the agency’s programs, positions, and budgets that relate to or impact directly on the provision of clinical and social supportive services.
b. Development of community support for AMHC service programs and cooperative working relationships with allied healthcare and social service providers (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, private practitioners, etc.), and law enforcement agencies throughout the community.
c. Development of and implementation of its Quality Management Plan, policies, procedures, and practices, utilizing Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), Quality Assurance (QA).
d. Development of a clinically relevant, outcome evaluation process.
e. Assuring that all clients of the agency receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, medical screening, and medical/psychiatric evaluation whenever need is indicated.
f. Assuring the appropriate implementation of clinical staff development and training activities.
g. Assuring that through the multidisciplinary process, the appropriate privileging and regular performance review of all staff psychiatrists and nurse practitioners.
h Ensuring the availability of adequate psychiatric staffing to provide clinical, medical, administrative leadership and clinical care throughout the system.
i. Providing psychiatric consultation for services throughout the Agency.
j. Recruiting, evaluating and providing consultation to staff psychiatrists and nurse practitioners and overseeing the peer review process.
2. Providing direct psychiatric services (i.e. evaluation and assessment, medication review and management, consultation, individual/group/family therapy, professional in-service training, and community education services, etc.) at a rate that achieves or exceeds the AMHC minimum units of service standard as established annually for the Medical Director.
3. Participating in AMHC’s Emergency Service (HELPLine) providing:
a. Participate in AMHC’s 24-hour Emergency Services, which includes availability for on-call rotation coverage;
b. Supportive assistance as-needed with referrals for admission to acute medical and/or psychiatric inpatient settings; and,
c. Direct emergency assessment services as determined necessary in consultation with the responding Emergency Service provider or team.
4. Opening and maintaining case records in accordance with AMHC policies and procedures and the prevailing licensing and regulatory requirements of State-authorized bodies and third-party payers.
Qualifications: This position requires a degree in medicine, completion of three years of psychiatric residency, board certification or eligibility and Licensure as a physician in the State of Maine.
Community Resource Links:
Fill out the AMHC online employment application. To do so go to: www.amhc.org and click on the “employment” tab.
AMHC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
|Contact:||Brittany Ballard, Human Resources Manager|
|Address:||PO Box 1018|
Caribou, Maine, 04736