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Medical Director

Location: Klamath Falls
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Medical Director Full-time Regular Senior Management Klamath Falls, OR, US 9 days ago Requisition ID: 1003 Salary; $250,000 - $275,000 Annually / - RELOCATE TO KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON - SIGNING BONUS & RELOCATION ASSISTANCE ARE AVAILABLE The role of the Medical Director is to provide expertise and leadership to the clinical operations of the organization and direct oversight of the clinical operations of the psychiatric department, while the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) will provide oversight of the administrative duties of the psychiatric department. They will act as a liaison with the primary care community and assist in training within the organization and the community. The Medical Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction in healthcare reform, clinical best practices, and current medical research.Benefits Include:

  • 38 days of PTO (accrual begins at the date of hire and includes 3 weeks of vacation, 12 days of wellness, and 11 paid holidays)
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Licensed employees may apply for educational loan repayment through the National Health Services Corp. More information is available on their website at
  • Relocation Assistance for candidates moving from out-of-stateMinimum Qualifications
    • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
    • Board certification in psychiatry.
    • License to practice medicine in the state of Oregon. Current DEA number with no restrictions on prescribing controlled substances. Eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursements. Individuals excluded from participation in federal reimbursement programs (including Medicaid, Medicare, and CHAMPUS) by the Office of the Inspector General do not meet the requirements for this position.
    • Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Oregon driver's license in accordance with Oregon DMV driver's license eligibility requirementsPreferred Qualifications
      • Strong community-based program experience with a passion for working with the underserved and Medicaid population.
      • Direct treatment experience with a broad range of populations, including SMI, SED, dually diagnosed individuals, the child welfare population, individuals who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis situation, and older adults.
      • Able to successfully collaborate as part of a multi-discipline team.
      • Demonstrates state-of-the-art knowledge of psychotropic medications.
      • Able to successfully work in a managed care environment.
      • Previous administrative experience, including medical practice policy development, implementation, and monitoring.
      • Experience supervising psychiatric services, prescribing psychotropic medication, performing psychiatric evaluations, and treating severely mentally ill patients; experience treating patients with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders; experience with ASAM Placement Criteria, knowledge of recovery-based services and principles; knowledge regarding evidence-based practices; on insurance panels for Oregon 3rd party payees; extensive experience in mental health clinic settings; forensic experience; microcomputer experience.
      • Suboxone waiver preferred.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
        • Work under the direction of the CEO and collaboratively with other members of the Senior Executive Team.
        • Responsible for clinical supervision of medical staff while the Chief Clinical Officer will be responsible for the administrative supervision of the medical staff.
        • Will be an essential member of the medical staff hiring team.
        • Coordinate and maintain cooperative relationships with programs and community organizations in carrying out treatment and service plans.
        • Attend staff, management, and inter-agency meetings as necessary.
        • Represent KBBH in community, regional, and state-wide meetings as necessary.
        • Supervise and evaluate assigned staff based upon established KBBH performance standards.
        • Provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management services to KBBH clients.
        • Provides appropriate clinical documentation and follow-up for services/ treatment activities.
        • Will establish best practices, clinical guidelines, and medication algorithms for the Medical Team based on experience and medical research.
        • Will establish and monitor practice standards to ensure medical resources are utilized at an optimal level.
        • Follow proper protocol for documentation as set forth by KBBH.
        • Ensure compliance with county, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations concerning the provision of psychiatric services.
        • Conduct crisis intervention via telephone and face-to-face. Intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with patients as necessary. Assess the risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources.
        • Perform other duties as assigned.
        • Facilitates the development and implementation and monitors staff compliance with all of the Medical Services policies and procedures.
        • Collaborates with the CEO in the development of productivity standards for psychiatric staff.
        • Supervises employed psychiatric staff and provides oversight of consultations to assure they receive appropriate training, ongoing supervision, or oversight and monitoring of agency-required documentation and billing information.COVID-19 considerations: -Masks and/or face shield is required and Covid-19 vaccination or qualification for exemptions.Klamath Basin Behavioral Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating inclusive and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Our employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and agency need.

Keywords: KLAMATH BASIN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Medford , Medical Director, Executive , Klamath Falls, Oregon

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