Medical Director / Chief Psychiatrist

General Statement of Duties:
Provides clinical leadership to all medical services provided within the Agency. The incumbent primarily spends time delivering direct services (i.e., psychiatric diagnosis and treatment), with a concurrent broad range of varying daily activities both scheduled and unscheduled. Treatment oversight is provided to other therapists and service providers. Administrative and clinical supervision is provided to other agency psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. As Medical Director, the incumbent directs and oversees all agency medical services. Persons in this class work under the administrative supervision of the Executive Director.

Persons in this class are classified exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Essential Functions:

Provides specialized medical diagnostic and treatment services to consumers (including adults, children, and adolescents);
Coordinates the delivery of all medical services provided by the Agency;
Provides clinical supervision and medical oversight to other licensed service providers, including fulfilling compliance requirements for Medicaid and Medicare (e.g., approving therapist treatment plans, etc.);
Assists the Executive Director in planning, developing, and implementing Agency programs and services with medical components;
Assists crisis intervention and emergency services staff with triage as needed;
Diagnoses client illnesses and carries out the necessary recovery-oriented treatment services;
May provide consultation, education, and other professional services within the Agency;
May supervise psychiatric nurse practitioner(s) employed by another agency/entity;
Documents services as required by State and Federal laws and regulations;
Oversees general policy and operation of pharmacy services within the CSB;
Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers/consumers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, voice mail, electronic health records, and e-prescribing;
Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with established policy and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of community mental health services and behavioral health disorders; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices in the diagnosis and treatment of mental Medical illness and substance abuse in adults, children, and adolescents; in-depth knowledge of
treatment protocols for adults with severe and persistent mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbance; consultative skills regarding the treatment of individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, and substance use disorders; ability to work in collaboration with others within a recovery-focused service; ability to perform specialized evaluations; ability to respond to changing community needs and coordinate necessary medical department adjustments and changes; advanced skills in providing administrative and clinical supervision; ability to write concisely and effectively; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated good judgment; and technical proficiency in the use of electronic health records and e-prescribing software.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited medical college and completion of an approved three year residency in psychiatry and a license to practice medicine in Virginia. Board certification in Psychiatry. Experience in a behavioral health setting, preferably including experience providing clinical supervision. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.

Other Information:
Equipment: Dictation equipment, personal computer and Electronic Health Record and e-prescribing software, voice mail and telephone system.
Work Environment: General office environment with lighting levels, temperature ranges, air quality, ventilation, and noise levels.
Work Location: 1241 N. Main St. and/or 463 E. Washington St. offices primarily; other CSB licensed or approved facilities as needed.
Work Hazards: Minimal hazards associated with human service office environment; occasional hazards associated with problem behaviors and necessary use of medical procedures. Use of universal precautions required.
Work Schedule: Regular office hours, Monday through Friday; additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular attendance is required.