Medical Director (Childrens Behavioral Health) in Remote at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 3/6/2020

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Job Description

About the Position:

Beacon Health Options is currently seeking a dynamic Medical Director to join our team in Manhattan, NY or remotely! The Medical Director assists the VP Medical Director in providing quality, cost-effective utilization management for mental health and alcohol/drug rehabilitation treatment services for the NY Children’s program. The Medical Director will contribute to managing the utilization of services through peer review and grievance work and will contribute to quality management through complaint work, chart review, provider CAP management and provider education. This position entails treatment services including behavioral health and substance use disorder services for youth. 

*This position has the ability to be remote / work from home for applicants that live near the NYC area*

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with the clinical staff to garner summary clinical information, supplement with reviewing additional written clinical information, and clinical conversation with provider to make utilization decisions. Takes into account services available to the member/patient. 
  • Answers clinical questions posed by care managers and provides medical leadership in rounds.
  • Work with the quality staff to cover complaint review committee calls. Prepares by reviewing the clinical summary and supporting documentation pertaining to the complaints and participates on committee calls that may include the member/patient. The goal is to determine whether the complaints are supported or unsupported given the information provided.
  • Educate providers on various topics related to their clinical work, relevant topics to include prescribing practices, psychiatric differentials and treatment, substance use disorder topics, eating disorder topics, or other topics related to behavioral health and substance use disorder conditions.
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of utilization management policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to audit and program improvement activities as requested.

Position Requirements:

  • Education: M.D. or D.O. and Board Certification by ABPN in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry required
  • Licensure: Current, valid, unrestricted New York medical license required
  • Relevant Work Experience: 5 years of clinical practice is required, preferable in managed care and/or substance use disorder treatment
  • Travel: up to 10-15% local  travel required

Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled

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