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Regional Medical Director - Behavioral Health 901

Alameda, California, United States

Regional Medical Director - Behavioral Health 901

  • Alameda, California, United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

Our Corporate Headquarters has over 250 employees in following departments: Executive, Development, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources, Operations, and Marketing & Operations.

Employment Status: Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Regional Medical Director is responsible for the overall quality and supervision of the prescribing clinicians within their assigned region. The Regional Medical Director advises staff on administrative changes, recommends measures to improve methods, performance and quality of medical services. In addition, this position works to align medical staff with organization goals and is responsible for ensuring that the care provided is consistent with best practice and meets Telecare's standards of excellence.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and during contact with internal and external stakeholders

Administrative:

  • Act as a Key Liaison, working closely with Corporate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Professional Practice Officer, and Program leadership for recruitment and retention of medical staff for assigned region.
  • Participates in recruitment, retention, credentialing, privileging, FPPE and OPPE of medical staff that meet the highest standards of clinical quality and patient satisfaction.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises all medical staff functions, including services provided by non-behavioral health medical providers in assigned region. Conducts Performance Appraisals for assigned medical staff. May serve as direct supervisor for mid-level prescribing clinicians (Nurse Practitioners and/or Physician Assistants).
  • Consults with operations on adequate prescriber staffing that meets clinical demand for all programs in their region and within budgetary parameters
  • Acts as Medical Director of designated facilities
  • Makes use of management practices that include empowerment of staff, the provision of clear and concise expectations regarding duties assigned employees, frequent feedback focusing on both positive and problematic aspects of work performance, and other management practices that are consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Promotes and maintains harmonious and effective relationships and communications within the department and other departments
  • Acts as clinical liaison and Telecare spokesperson with outside stakeholders (County, State, licensing, accrediting organizations, member organizations, etc.)
  • Accepts responsibility as the chairperson of committees (such as the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement, Utilization Review, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics committees) for assigned region
  • Collaborates with other administrative staff in strategic planning activities with the goal of ensuring ongoing effectiveness of the facility
  • Assists in the development of Medical Staff Services Policies and Procedures, Medical Staff Bylaws, and Performance Standards for Medical Staff
  • Works with operations to ensure that the facilities within their assigned region maintain compliance with all related state, federal, and local licensing regulations and accreditation standards
  • Participate in Root Cause Analyses and reviews incident reports as directed. Makes recommendations for risk management and continuous quality improvement.
  • Establishes and defines standards that ensure safe and therapeutically effective care
  • Assesses the quality of care rendered by facilities and medical staff within their assigned region
  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement program within the medical staff; this includes frequent collaboration with other departments, employee education, and a focus on monitoring departmental standards; actively removes barriers to the provision of high quality care
  • Committee participation in corporate meetings including, but not limited to, Physician Standards, Quality Assurance and Process Improvement, Credentialing and Risk Management at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer and/or Chief Professional Practice Officer
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer

Position requires driving for company business such as trainings, offsite meetings, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience as a medical leader that includes recruitment, direct supervision and performance management of psychiatric staff.
  • A minimum of five (5) years clinical experience in the treatment of adults with serious and persistent mental illness, including those with comorbid medical and/or substance use disorders.
  • A medical degree from a medical school accredited by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association and successful completion of residency training program in psychiatry
  • An active Medical License, in good standing, in state(s) within their assigned region
  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply

Preferred:

  • Prior experience as a Medical Director is strongly preferred
  • Experience with physician engagement and alignment to Organizational Mission, Quality Improvement, and Risk Management initiatives
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry
  • Advanced degree in business or certification in physician leadership

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to bend, squat, kneel, twist, reach, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, stand and do simple grasping occasionally. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity and to occasionally drive.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.