Indigenous Pact is currently recruiting a Medical Director who is eager to support the launch of a new Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Clinic located in Spokane, WA.
The OTP Medical Director is responsible for administering all medical services performed by the program, either by performing them directly or by delegating specific responsibilities to authorized program physicians and healthcare professionals functioning under the Medical Director’s supervision. The Medical Director will report directly to the Managing Director.
The Medical Director should adhere to and value the philosophical priorities of the HARM Reduction Model, that Medication Assisted Treatment is the preferred method of addressing opioid addiction and that every patient deserves to be treated with respect, compassion and positivity.
Monitor patient charts for quality of medical services provided and with other administrators to develop or revise medical and other treatment intervention policies and procedures
Oversee all medical care provided within the clinic
Maintains own patient panel
Provide recommendations to MSO regarding changes in medical practice when advisable. This may include expansion or contraction of services
Oversee the Dispensary Manager functions and ensure the safety, security and accountability of methadone and other scheduled medications in the clinic
Work closely with agency medical providers and site managers to ensure the delivery of coordinated services to patients
Interact with the local medical provider community on issues of the continuity of care and for education about this treatment modality
Consultation via telephone or videoconference as needed
Maintain regular communication with the MSO and attends meetings as requested
Maintain a strong policy knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local rules, laws and regulations and maintains compliance
Familiar with standards required by Board of Health, OSHA, etc and the application of such
Knowledge and compliance with HIPAA policies and procedures
Participate in Federal and State substance abuse training and continuing education as needed to safely and effectively perform in the position
Interacts with all staff in a positive and motivational fashion supporting the company’s mission and Best Practice Patient Experience
Provides direct supervision to clinical personnel and relays corporate mandates, goals and objectives
Education: Position requires an MD or DO degree and an active physician license in the state of Washington. Certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology is preferred.
Experience: Must have at least one year of addiction medicine experience; Methadone experience required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job:
A majority of the work shift is sitting at a desk in front of a computer. Will spend some time on feet while interacting with staff, greeting or assisting clients, etc. Should have the ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. as may be responsible for carrying heavy files, etc.
The nature of this position is?fast-paced in high-stress situations and conditions
Must have knowledge of the patient population as well as the properties and side effects of opiate replacement medications and other drugs the patients may use
Opioid Treatment Program experience will be given hiring preference
Flexible team player, open to new treatment ideas, cooperative and uses excellent judgement
Computer literate, with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and electronic medical records systems, as well as a high level of initiative in keeping current with technological change
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and outside contacts from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; good diplomatic skills, including strong conflict-resolution skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Conducts all business activities in a professional and ethical manner
No history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of 3 years prior to employment as the Medical Director and does not display evidence of alcohol or other drugs while employed as the OTP Medical Director
Must be able to pass required background checks
Complies with and up-to-date with all other testing, screening and credentialing as required
Ability to travel as needed (minimal)
Preference will be given to qualified native applicants; Chehalis Tribal Member and Native American preference policy is applicable. However, all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to provide Indian preference documentation if claimed.
About Indigenous Pact PBC, Inc:
Established in 2017 Indigenous Pact PBC, Inc., a Certified B-Corporation, set out on a mission to create health equity for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. As part of a global movement of Certified B-Corporations we aim to balance purpose and profit by meeting the highest social, environmental, legal and public standards to build a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
Indigenous Pacts’ dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team brings decades of experience working in Indian Country. We help strengthen and improve the sustainability of Tribes and Tribal Organizations health, wellness, and long-term care programs and services. Indigenous Pact specializes in developing customized and turn-key solutions to generate sustainable revenue, increase healthcare access, and improve health outcomes for all Native Americans.?