It is our philosophy that all individuals with the desire and ability to seek treatment are provided with the highest quality care for very reasonable rates. We have developed a highly credentialed and skilled Multi-disciplinary treatment team to deliver exceptional quality in client care. We believe that we want our clients to have the opportunity to be treated by credentialed, qualified, skilled staff with many years of experience in the field of substance abuse, mental health, and eating disorders. Through the multidisciplinary team we use best practices as well as holistic approaches to treat our clients.
We are looking for an experienced Medical Director to join our team in Palmer Lake, Colorado!
The Medical Director is responsible to provide 24-hour management of the Nursing/Health Services and Medical and Psychiatric Services of the facility. He/she is responsible for providing effective leadership to staff, has knowledge of the organization and function of the Company and directs all therapeutic activities within the facility in accordance with standards of State and Federal regulations; and other indicated regulatory and accrediting organizations and agencies.
Core competencies include:
Proficiency in the completion of history and physicals (H&P) Proficiency in the completion of the follow-up evaluation in terms of the assessment of the present illness, continued treatment of medical and/or withdrawal symptoms, and updated treatment plan. Ability to function as a team player and able to integrate other disciplines into the current treatment plan and patient care. Ability to handle any call situation while on call Understand ASAM criteria and to document decision making accordingly. Proficiency and knowledge of medications, assessment for medication complications, and prescribing of medications. Completion of the psychiatric evaluation Completion of the follow-up evaluation
Graduate from an accredited medical school
A minimum of 3 years in a supervisory position, familiarity with JCAHO, DCF and other indicated healthcare standards are necessary. Communication skills to relate to all levels of facility staff. Self-motivated and confident. Application of Continuous Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement Team philosophy and ability to develop and apply organizational strategies.
Licensed to practice in the State of practice, as applicable (e.g. MD or DO)
We put behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work.
WHAT WE TREAT
We treat substance abuse issues & co-occurring mental healt...h disorders
Behavioral health issues are those that can be amended when people change their day-to-day habits. Substance abuse and addiction issues are certainly part of the behavioral health model, and in 2012 alone, close to 2 million people enrolled in treatment facilities due to substance abuse, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
That means there are people out there just like you who are dealing with addictions and working hard to get better. But there are also others out there who are still mired in addiction habits and who aren’t quite ready to start the work of recovery.
A study in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry suggests that the prevalence of co-occurring disorders is about 18.5 percent in addiction treatment facilities. For people with these conditions, the lessons need to come on two fronts. They’ll need to know about the addiction, about the mental health issue, and about how the two interact.
That’s an area in which Advanced Recovery Systems really excels. As an evidence-based organization focused on co-occurring treatment, we can provide care that can transform even the toughest of cases.
Our evidence-based approach applies to eating disorders as well. According to ANAD, over 24 million people suffer from an eating disorder. People with these concerns often need very specialized care that incorporates both medical and mental health interventions, but only 35 percent of people with eating disorders get care in a specialized treatment facility, per ANAD. As the reach of Advanced Recovery System expands, that number may go down.