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Medical Director

Medical Director (MD or DO) 

Medical Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate prospective patients, assess medical history and necessity, and treat patients meeting criteria;
  • Perform/Oversee all physicals and follow ups, as well as treat Substance Use Disorders, including detoxification and maintenance when applicable.
  • Establish course of treatment and prescribe medication for patients and oversee patient self-administered medications.
  • Order urinalysis screens and interpret urinalysis reports; make recommendations to nursing and treatment staff based on results.
  • Prepare, maintain and update patient notes; monitor health status to determine whether the health status warrants a transfer to a urgent/emergent care facility, or a lower level of care.

Administrative Management:

  • Monitoring the medical plan of care for residents, and making recommendations for revisions;
  • Chairing clinical committees including: Medical Staff, Infection Control, and Performance Improvement;
  • Providing general medical and psychiatric services as needed to residents; employee health physicals for new hires;
  • Coordination with the COO in regards to Treatment and Medication protocols to ensure compliance with the Organization's ethics and standards, and to ensure the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services;
  • Responsible for management of medical staff, including supervision of the Nursing staff, and other medical staff when necessary, including performance reviews of contractual medical staff. This includes disciplinary actions, corrective action plans, and termination of medical staff with the cooperation of the Human Resources department;
  • Coordinating with Human Resources to source candidates for any necessary open medical positions, and performing initial or final interviews with candidates;
  • Review job duties and descriptions for Medical Staff to ensure accuracy of job functions;
  • Review job competencies for Medical Staff to ensure employees are competent to perform the scope of their job duties;


  • Reviewing and working in coordination with the Compliance Department to ensure accuracy and compliance with all medical and medication management policies;
  • Monitoring changes to the California Department of Health Care services, recommending revisions to internal policies accordingly, and informing staff of such changes;
  • Oversight of client records and nursing notes to ensure that all medical information is documented accordingly;
  • Oversight of all medical logs and processes to ensure compliance with the State and the Joint Commission;

Educational Requirements:

Employee must be a graduate of a nationally recognized Medical School, and maintain a license in the state of the facility in which they are seeking employment that is in good standing, active, and current. Employee is responsible for maintaining current continuing education to keep their license in good standing. Professionals who are board certified in psychiatry, neurology, or Addiction Medicine is preferred.


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