Summary: The Medical Director will diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and injuries, particularly those relating to addiction and associated disorders, by performing enumerated duties. The Director is responsible for developing, monitoring and enhancing best medical practices and optimal patient outcomes. The Director shall provide leadership, direction and coordination of all clinical activities involving professional medical judgment and will directly supervise and mentor all Physicians, Physician Assistants, the Nursing department and other departments, which may come under responsibility of the Medical Director. The performance of the Medical Director sets the stage and example for all aspects of the delivery of medical services and will work closely with all departments to ensure comprehensive delivery of services and quality patient care. This position consistently demonstrates behaviors that enhance professional performance and reflect the key moral commitments, ethical principles, values and philosophy of the Hospital as set forth in the Mission Statement. Assure compliance with all Hospital policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, safety and environmental and infectious control and all regulatory requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Assume responsibility for administering all medical services performed by the narcotic treatment program.
Work closely with the President and other members of the executive team to achieve Hospital’s goals.
Ongoing monitoring of compliance with Hospital’s risk management program.
Assist, regularly review, and annually sign off on, as approved and updated, the latest Joint Commission standard policies, procedures, and medical protocols regarding patient care.
Responsible for the coordination and oversight of all medical care provided, and for the quality of services rendered.
Promote/ ensure patient satisfaction in all areas of patient care delivery.
Assist with development and maintenance of continuous quality improvement programs, ensuring, monitoring and supporting medical quality improvement plan and peer review processes.
Represent Hospital at requested community functions, presentations and meetings/forums.
Participate in the activities of quality assurance; pharmacy, infection control, safety and medical care committees.
Oversees the quality plans for all clinical programs and supervises the Credentialing department.
Provides and oversees medical diagnosis, treatment, procedures and care of patients
Elicits and records information about patient's medical history
Conducts physical examinations to provide information needed to determine course of treatment
Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition
Assesses coexisting medical and psychiatric disorders
Analyzes reports and findings of tests and of examinations
Determines diagnosis and determines narcotic dependence.
Administers or prescribes treatments and drugs, determining dosage and all changes in doses; issues written and verbal orders pertaining to patient care
Review treatment plans, discussing cases with the treatment team
Advise patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease
Reports deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities
Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment
Available for consultation and verbal medication orders at all times when the facility is open and a narcotic treatment Physician is not present.
Other duties that may be defined in the bylaws of the Hospital Medical Staff and/ or designated by the Hospital, President and/or other designee.
Personal Qualifications: Tact, judgment, initiative, organizational ability, attention to detail and analytical abilities. Ability to handle crisis situations. Courteous, respectful and responsive to patients and staff. Superior clinical skill, motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and positive personality. Effective interpersonal communication. Excellent problem solving, analytical, verbal and written communication skills required. Computer proficiency. Meets insurability requirements and agrees to consent within the limits of the policy, adheres to policy requirements, and successfully completes all required paperwork and education. Must maintain compliance with hospital, local, regional, state, national and professional Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. Able to work with minimum supervision. Able to relate and work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Education and Experience: Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine with an MD or DO degree. Experience with addicted and/or mental health patients helpful.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: License to practice Medicine in Pennsylvania, DEA Registration.
Language Skills: Fluency in English required; proficiency in Spanish helpful.
Additional Salary Information: Our Benefits Package includes:
•Medical and Dental Insurance
•Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurances
•401(k)w/match and Profit Sharing
•Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Medical
•Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Dependent Care
•Staff Recognition Awards
•Legal Help Plan
•Quarterly Bonus Plan
•Health Spending Accounts (HSA)
•Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•Paid Time Off (PTO)
Internal Number: 001
About Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital
WHERE THE HEALING BEGINS…..VALLEY FORGE MEDICAL CENTER AND HOSPITAL INC.Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital provides comprehensive treatment to adults with substance abuse and associated physical, social, and psychological disorders, as well as individuals suffering from chronic pain. Our 86 bed facility is located in East Norriton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on a spacious, serene, wooded campus. Our professional staff provides high-quality, multidisciplinary treatment services and support to individuals and their families. We have multiple programs available including our "Breakthrough" Addiction- Free Chronic Pain Program, our Medical Recovery Unit or MRU, and our Addiction Program which provides all inpatient levels of care (both Hospital and Non-Hospital) as well as detox and rehabilitation. Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital is a licensed, general hospital approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs and accredited by The Joint Commission.