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Addictionologist Medical Doctor (AMD)

Company: The River Source
Location: Chandler
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionLocation: Arizona City, AZ, USAJob summary:Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Addictionologist Medical Director, the Addictionologist Medical Doctor is responsible for overseeing client care, creating Addictionologist treatment plans, and upholding the policies and procedures of The River Source.Qualifications:The Addictionologist Medical Doctor providing services to clients shall meet the following:

  • Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine and Board Eligible in Psychiatry, ASAM
  • Certified Buprenorphine Prescriber (Suboxone)
  • Licensed and in good standing with the State of Arizona's Addictionologist Physicians Medical Board as a Addictionologist Medical Director;
  • Understanding of Substance Abuse treatment;
  • must be at least 21 years of age;
  • must be able to pass e-verify and background check;
  • must possess current CPR and First Aid certificationsPhysical/Emotional Health Requirements:Must be without physical or emotional limitation that would impair ability to fulfill the functions of the position, including freedom from substance abuse. The work environment is that characteristic of residential behavioral health treatment services. Must be able to stand, sit, and travel to all areas of the facility and meetings as necessary; as well as read, write, and comprehend the English language. Must physically be able to demonstrate all Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques. Also must be able to pass a Tuberculosis screening (TB test).Responsibilities and Duties:The Addictionologist Medical Director’s performance will be rated satisfactory when the employee accomplishes these functions thoroughly and consistently:
    • Models appropriate physical and emotional boundaries with clients and co-workers
    • Prescribing appropriate medications and treatments as indicated by patient assessment.
    • Monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
    • Coordinating care with ancillary healthcare providers and making referrals when appropriate
    • Hold a basic understanding of drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. Keep updated on current drug abuse and treatment information
    • Assisting in the development and implementation of a treatment plan
    • Monitors clients continuously and maintains a safe, protective environment for the clients
    • Maintains a clean and orderly environment in all client, staff and facility areas
    • Complies with security procedures to limit and control contraband in client areas and to prevent dangerous behavior as well as AMA clientsGuidance of Clients:
      • Develops positive, supportive relationship with clients
      • Conducts 1:1 interviews with clients as needed for purposes of crisis prevention or crisis management or to assist clients in following their established treatment plan
      • Assist clients in developing healthy lifestyle program.
      • Implements treatment plan interventions as needed for mental and physical health.
      • Facilitates educational groups on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body.
      • Functions as a role model and resource to clientsProfessional Demeanor:
        • Maintains professional and ethical conduct at all times
        • Maintains professional appearance and behavior
        • Adheres to company dress code
        • Attends all required training and maintains all certifications
        • Attends all required In Service Education Staff meetings and conducts Medical Staff Meetings
        • Upholds the policies and procedures of the agencyTreatment Team Participation:
          • Demonstrates effective teamwork
          • Participates in Performance Improvement activities
          • Participates in self-evaluation
          • Utilizes all available means to communicate effectively and efficiently with the treatment team
          • Pursues established training goals and objectivesElectronic Health Record Documentation:Adheres to policies and procedures relating to documentation
            • Completes Medical documentation according to agency standards;
            • Documents client behaviors and symptomatology in the medical record;
            • Documents any incidents or unusual occurrences per policy and procedure.WORK HOURS:Normal work hours are variable, Sunday – Saturday all shifts. Work hours are subject to change, based on work obligations.Job Type: Full-time

              Keywords: The River Source, Chandler, Addictionologist Medical Doctor (AMD), Healthcare, Chandler, Arizona

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