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Medical Director

Company: City of Chesapeake Human Resources
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for the Medical Director/Psychiatrist for Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH), the behavioral healthcare agency for the City of Chesapeake, VA. CIBH provides mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual disability services for Chesapeake residents. This critical leadership position, reporting to the Executive Director, directs the agency's medical/psychiatric services, coordinates services with agency staff and other agencies, and provides clinical and administrative supervision to psychiatric physicians, clinical nurse specialists, and the nursing supervisor. Additionally, the Medical Director/Psychiatrist provides direct psychiatric services to clients including comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, and psychotherapy, medical evaluation services and medication, clinical documentation, and reporting, on an as-needed basis.

Responsible for the clinical and administrative supervision of 14 staff members including full-time and part-time psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, the Psychiatric Services Nursing Supervisor, and administrative support professionals.
Responsible for the medical director of the Psychiatric Services Clinic, Telepsychiatry, Aggressive Community Treatment (ACT), Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT), and two, five bed Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF-IID).
Supervises employed medical staff and provides oversight of medical consultants to assure they receive appropriate training, ongoing supervision, or oversight and monitoring of agency required documentation and billing information. Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Medical Director.
Develops and reviews program policies, procedures, goals, and objectives related to the delivery of psychiatric services to ensure they are meeting standards of psychiatric care in the community.
Monitors departmental budget, especially medication spending practices and articulates needs in the pharmacy and psychiatric resources during budget planning. Assists in the development and implementation of the agency's strategic plan.
Participates in CIBH's Leadership Team to establish best practices and efficiencies. Supports executive decisions, support the vision of CIBH and demonstrates flexibility to adapt to change.
Provides input into updates of the electronic health record to assure that documentation is of high quality and meets the required standards for CPT coding and data collection by third parties.
Develops and conducts staff in-service training and makes occasional oral presentations to community groups.
Develops and implements a utilization management system for outpatient psychiatric services including monitoring of medication management services, profiling of prescription practices, and developing medication management protocols.
Facilitates the development and implementation, and monitors staff compliance with, the Medical Services policies and procedures including the use and storage of medication samples and indigent medications.
Collaborates with the CIBH Leadership Team in the development of productivity standards for psychiatric staff.
Works with the Leadership Team in regard to utilizing the program and clinical data to develop and monitor unit cost methodologies.
Collaborates and forms a professional relationship with outside agencies in regard to psychiatric evaluations, medical testing, and medical primary care and specialty services.
Participate in treatment planning conferences and/or provides input relevant to the development or revising of the client's plan of care.
Provide consultation to other CIBH psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, clinicians, case managers, etc. to ensure good and prudent treatment of the clients
Collaborates and consults with the development and interpretation of overall guidance documents and best clinical practices throughout the programs at CIBH.
Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff physicians, contract physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse supervisors.

The Clinical Responsibilities of the Psychiatrist:

Conduct psychiatric evaluations, determine diagnosis, prescribe medication, monitor medication to include side effects, adjust medications as necessary, order necessary diagnostic testing and labs related to the treatment of the clients, evaluate lab results and decide appropriate psychiatric intervention.
Provide treatment services for non-acute emergencies.
Provides clinical documentation related to service providers as required by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensure, CIBH policy, and billing purposes.


Excellent oral communications skill as the work involves the careful and precise use of language as the incumbent interfaces with a wide variety of staff and customers of the agency.
Excellent written communication skills as the duties involve the continuous preparation of clinical records, insurance, and other reimbursement forms, evaluation and related reports for local, state, and federal health and human service, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, and correspondence to clients, client's families, and/or other institutions.
Knowledge and experience in the use of Electronic Medical Records to assist in developing efficient and effective documentation of psychiatric/medical services.
Extensive, updated knowledge and skills in the area of psychiatric care/treatment, management of medication, appropriate medical and psychiatric follow-up, good communication, and good staff relational skills.
The ability to supervise based on reasonable judgment and prudent care.

Graduation from an accredited medical school and satisfactory completion of a 4-year accredited residency program in psychiatry.


Board Certification in psychiatry is required.
Possession of current valid Virginia Board of Health Professions (Medicine & Surgery) License, DEA Registration, and Board Certification. Waiver to prescribe Suboxone.
Valid driver's license.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.PI181121360

Keywords: City of Chesapeake Human Resources, Chesapeake , Medical Director, Executive , Chesapeake, Virginia

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