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Medical Director Physician

Medical Director-Psychiatrist REPORTS TO:
Division Director of Mental Health Services FLSA STATUS:
Exempt WORK HOURS:
Varies NATURE OF WORK:
This professional position provides physician intakes, pharmacological management, treatment direction and treatment plan supervision as part of a multi-disciplinary team of case managers, therapists, nurses, program managers and other health care professionals. Will entail working in both an out-patient setting and with a crisis residential unit with largely rural population clients within a four county catchment area. MINIMUM Qualifications:
o Ability to perform Essential Duties as outlined below. o Current valid license as a Physician in the State of West Virginia. o Board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry. o Knowledge of protocol, theories, principals and practices of Psychiatry. o Ability to comply with Client's Rights. o Ability to comply with Valley's and Division departmental safety procedures. o Ability to read ,write and speak the English language. DUTIES:
o Examines clients, performs evaluations and assessments, and compiles client medical data, including health history and results of physical examinations. o Administers or orders diagnostic tests and interprets tests results for deviation from normal. o Makes determinations for and handles all documentation relating to clients. o Develops, reviews and implements client care plans along with treatment team to ensure the continuity of care in compliance with Valley's and State guidelines. o Records or directs to have recorded clients vital signs, weights, measurements, intake and output, food consumption and other information as ordered. o Performs or directs to perform range of motion and reality orientation with clients. o Administers or directs to have administered all medications as ordered. o Instructs and counsels clients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance. o Ensures the timeliness and accuracy of information documented into the clients records. o Participate as a member of the professional interdisciplinary treatment team as client needs dictate. o Conducts trainings as required. o Recommends medical and health procedures. o Complies with standards of practice by supervising the professional and technical activities of other health professionals. o Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending medical workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in medical and health societies.
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