Medical Director - Full-Time Days
Posted on: June 15, 2022
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
Our Medical Director abides by the security regulations of The
Company and the regulations of the institution to which assigned.
Provides required documentation of services to the Regional or
Corporate Medical Director or designee in order to monitor services
provided and compliance with facility/client contract. Notifies
Regional or Corporate Medical Director and Health Services
Administrator or designee of schedule changes in schedule coverage.
Assists in arrangements for coverage of medical services if
unavailable for extended period of time.
Practice how you have always wanted to!Great Career and Full
Medical school graduate
Experience in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Internal
Medicine or Public Health preferred
Current licensure within the State
Maintains a current DEA number
Current CPR certification
Must maintain privileges
Maintains CME requirements for continued medical practice in the
Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred
Visits the infirmary daily when on-site and records encounters in
the patient's progress notes.
Ensures progress note documentation in Electronic Medical Record
(EMR) or on approved paper form is in SOAP format, problem
oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is legible, if
Ensures all documentation is dated, timed, problem oriented and
encounters in EMR are locked with document made or legible and
signed, if handwritten.
Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within one
business day, if possible.
Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens
before utilizing non-formulary procedures.
Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or
resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site
referral, if possible.
Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in
urgent or emergency situations.
Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and
related drug therapy.
Supports standards of correctional medical care through adherence
to existing policies and procedures for: admission to the
infirmary, transfer to emergency room and utilization review
process for specialty consultant referrals.
Supervises care given by other professional or non-professional
personnel providing instructions as needed.
Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate
referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the
realization of established patient goals to the Regional or
Corporate Medical Director for disposition.
Provides clinical oversight to the facility medical program, as
defined by the NCCHC and ACA standards.
Consults with medical specialists for advice and expertise in their
Provides consultation for all professionals in the system.
Provides medical services to patients as scheduled.
Partners with H.S.A. in supervising continuous quality improvement
program, including patient grievances, sanitation, infection
control, utilization management, pharmacy and therapeutics and
assists in development of appropriate criteria.
Serves as member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee.
Make recommendations to improve patient outcomes.
As needed not less than annually reviews and approves the treatment
protocols, clinical policies and procedures, to include infection
control and infirmary (if applicable at site) and the fire and
Serves as liaison with health care providers in the community
Works with the Health Services Administrator to identify problems
and to recommend solutions to improve patient outcomes.
Assist the Health Services Administrator to establish and maintain
Chronic Care Clinics that assure compliance with NCCHC and ACA
standards, as well as The Company policy/procedures.
Assist the Health Services Administrator to monitor pharmacy
services including formulary compliance, prescribing patterns and
dispensing of medication.
Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of
instructions and apply knowledge to different factual
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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