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Medical Director at Southern California Health & Rehabilitation Program in Lynwood, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Title: Medical Director



FLSA: Exempt



Grade: N/A

Job Code:


Date: 05/01/2024



Responsible for:

Managing and providing high quality patient care for clients, ensuring compliance with program standards, policies, procedures and guidelines. Ensures the safe and appropriate administration of medical treatment by Staff Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners is provided. Provides supervision to Staff Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners.

Position Qualifications:

  • Must possess a medical degree with board certification in psychiatric medicine, emergency medicine or neurology. MPH is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license and certification to practice medicine.
  • Must demonstrate effective interpersonal, oral and written communication abilities, combined with outstanding presentational skills.
  • Must have experienced and proficiency with computers, web-based programs, and electronic medical records.
  • Must have ability to work with clients who have homeless, post-release, and special foster care challenges.

Primary Duties:

  • Monitors and improves the level of care given by physicians and Nurse Practitioners, by meeting individually with providers monthly and as needed for case discussion and treatment planning.
  • Perform chart reviews to assess level of care provided, and improve documentation of physicians and nurse practitioners.
  • Helps to decrease the no-show rate by assessing reasons for cancellations, addressing those issues.
  • Works closely with Executive Management Team to update, amend and replace medical policies and psychiatric medication policies.
  • Works closely with agency RN Director.
  • Provide direct service to clients.
  • Ongoing budget analysis, productivity monitoring, and direction of all Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners.
  • Ensure that employees are complying with Agency and DMH policies when providing care and prescribing medicine.
  • Provide education and training to staff to improve client care.
  • Enhance care team communication with agency directors (e.g. Program Directors and Nursing)

Environment/Working Conditions

  • Routine duties involving interacting with a variety of staff within the agency, clients, and the community.
  • Daily functions which may include exposure to clients/family members from various ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Strives to be flexible and adapt to change
  • Seeks opportunities to facilitate change and encourages others to do the same
  • Maintains a constructive and positive outlook
  • Travels to site locations and outside locations as needed or requested,
  • Position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance, and proof of insurance is required and must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.

Physical Activity:

In the course of performing this work, the employee:

  • Will spend time sitting, standing, walking, driving, reaching, speaking and listening.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Is expected to travel periodically via personal vehicle.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Full-time Employees will receive:

* Kaiser Permanente - Starting at $0, deducted bi-weekly each pay period
* Blue Shield - Starting at $0, deducted bi-weekly each pay period
* Humana, Dental - Starting at $0 Cost to Full-time employees
* Humana, Vision - Starting at $0 Cost to Full-time employees
* Humana, Basic Life AD&D - $15,000 Free to Full-time employees
* AFLAC - Please notify Bridget Grisby via email if you are interested
* 403 B Plan - Please notify Bridget Grisby via email if you are interested

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