Medical Director of Addiction Medicine Services (MD/DO)

New York NY

Department: Physician Job Number: 5521

Job Description

Title: Medical Director of Addiction Medical Services

Location: New York, NY

Industry: Healthcare

Occupational Category: Physician

Hours: Full-time

Description: Hiring a Medical Director of Addiction Medical Services for a leading non-profit social service organization. The Medical Director of Addiction Medicine provides consultation and supervision to on-site medical staff, prescribes medication as needed, and participates in quality assurance and utilization review activities.



  • Sign off on toxicology screens and medical charts.
  • Provide medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician.
  • Prescribe and/or dispense required medication to patients.
  • Provide medical supervision to medical staff.
  • Direct, organize, and participate in preventive health programs.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance management and utilization review.
  • Partake in community outreach programs.
  • Complete 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits.
  • Maintain adequate staffing to provide clinical care throughout the system and to meet the regulatory requirements of individual programs.
  • Recruit all staff and in collaboration with Human Resources, develops and maintains job descriptions.
  • Provide ongoing staff development and in-service training.
  • Assure the quality of  treatment  and  related  services  provided  by  professional  staff,  though participation (directly or by designee) in ongoing quality assurance and audit processes.
  • Develop policies and procedures for addiction medicine services in each program.
  • Ensure that   addiction  medicine   services   practice   meets   regulatory   standards   of   each program and is appropriately documented in the medical record.
  • Participate in Quality Assurance processes, including Incident Review meetings and Grievance Committee.


Education Requirements:

  • MD or DO
  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
  • Valid NYS Medical License


Experience Requirements:

  • Experience with ambulatory detox programs
  • Experience with MAT and has a waiver to prescribe Suboxone
  • Addiction medicine experience, with a waiver to prescribe suboxone and harm-reduction evidence-based care model preferred
  • Significant community based medical experience, work with homeless population preferred

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