Medical Director- Crisis Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Services

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Company Name: The Center for Health Care Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Approximate Salary: $201,390 Per Year

Job Category: Healthcare/Health Services

Position Type: Full Time

Required Experience: 2 - 5 years

Required Education: Master’s Degree

Posted April 2, 2019

Medical Director- Crisis Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Salary Range:

$201,390.00 - $257,961.00 Per Year

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM


The Medical Director of Crisis Services and Substance Abuse Treatment Services maintains oversight of all licensed clinical services provided throughout Crisis Services and Substance Abuse Treatment facilities and is responsible for effective and efficient leadership of provider performance. This position is accountable to the Chief Medical Officer and the Vice President of the Restoration Center for developing and implementing CHCS medical services strategies and, in conjunction with appropriate executive leadership, establishing and implementing strategies and performance standards, monitoring and applying continuous improvement processes to achieve expected high quality medical outcomes while appropriately managing compliance and risk. Position is primarily administrative but may include conducting psychiatric examinations, prescribing and monitoring of psychotropic medications, and other consumer/patient related services.


1.Conduct assessment which is a medical review of the patient. Patient shall have face to face meeting with program physician prior to admission. Pregnant patients regardless of age who have had a documented opiate dependency in the past and who may return to opiate dependency may be admitted and placed on a maintenance regimen.

2.Physician may temporarily suspend dispensing of methadone if patient comes for methadone while acutely intoxicated from alcohol, engages in threatening or disruptive behaviors, fails to provide requested urine specimens

3.Physician will conduct annual physical exams and review medication treatment with active patients.

4.Patients absent without notification of the program for three days or longer must be formally reinstated by the program physician.

5.Manages and maintains a program of comprehensive health for patients to include preventative medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.

6.Examine patients, formulates diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing.

7.Interprets examination finding and test results and implements treatment plans.

8.Conducts medical examinations and reviews collateral information of assigned patients in accordance with applicable guidelines.

9.Timely completes required EMR and all other documentation according to medical license and Center standards.

10.Evaluates urgent conditions of patients in a competent and timely manner.

11.Responsible for coordinating medical care with internal and external medical specialties as needed.

12.Determines needs for consultation and assists in coordination of medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.

13.Prescribes and assesses effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, other medications and treatment regimens as appropriate for patient medical accordance with the Center’s Prescribing Practices Policies and Procedures

14.Determine needs for type and quanity of medical supplies and equipment.

15.Ability to supervise, advise, train clinical professionals, residents, and/ or students in area of health-related topics.

16.Orders labs in accordance with appropriate guidelines.

17.Provides team leadership, consultation, and clinical supervision of appropriate staff members.

18.Other duties as assigned


1.One (1) to three (3) years’ of experience as a practicing physician

2.The program physician shall be licensed to practice medicine in Texas and have worked in the field of addiction medicine a minimum of one year.

3.Current Texas Physician’s permit, Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substance Registration Certificate (DPS), and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Substance Registration Certificate (DEA)

4.Board Certified/Eligible in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine/Peds

5.Completion of an accredited Residency Program in Primary Medicine other applicable specialty

6.Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment

7.Must apply to be credentialed with all Center contracted payors

8.High degree of technology proficiency with EMR/EHR, e-prescribing, and other electronic medical systems, standard Microsoft Office applications and system databases

9.Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies

10.Must maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company’s auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business

11.Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance

12.Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in various care. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally transfer a consumer


1.Board Certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or IM/Peds

2.Experience practice in a center serving diverse under-insured and under-served populations.

3.Additional language capability strongly desired. (English / Spanish)

Physical Requirements/Demands = 1

1 = Primarily Direct Patient Care
2 = Primarily Office Work
3 = Primarily Physical Work

Recruiting and retaining talented individuals is important to us. At the Center for Health Care Services, we are committed to providing our employees with a total compensation package that includes competitive pay, affordable health and wellness benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities and generous retirement savings options.

We have wide range of career opportunities and hope you will join us in our mission!

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The Center for Health Care Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer