This position serves as Wellbridge s Professional Program primary psychiatrist and is responsible for providing evaluation and treatment to an assigned caseload of adult forensic patients, as well as providing psychiatric evaluation for adults with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health diagnosis, in a secure inpatient setting.
Carries out the Wellbridge vision, values and overall strategic planning, clinical management, patient care, and quality management. Promotes service standards and creates a patient-focused caring environment while addressing and meeting the individual needs of all patients. Fosters an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses, and other healthcare team members.
Patient Care/Clinical Practice
- Coordinate, deliver care and help supervise inpatient care for licensed healthcare professionals with substance use disorders and cooccurring mental health diagnosis.
- Responsible for psychiatric services for Wellbridge s general population, including patients on stabilization and withdrawal management as well as consultation coverage of all other treatment settings on campus.
- Investigate and coordinate care with states healthcare licensing bodies.
- Achieve exceptional patient outcomes.
- Work collaboratively with the Medical Director and clinical staff to oversee the development of personalized treatment plans.
- Accountable for driving innovation through implementation of approaches, capitalizing on technology, integration of research and educating all staff.
- Maintain understanding of current treatments, knowledge, and practices in addiction care.
- Maintain a safe and caring environment for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching, and maintenance; patient and family expectations of care; develops mechanism to assess same.
- Recognize the need for patient care to be delivered in a culturally sensitive manner and models sensitivity to staff.
Program Management and Innovation
- Provide management for daily operations of a licensed inpatient medically supervised stabilization and withdrawal management service including supervision of physician extenders (PA/NPs).
- Develop and maintain standard policies, procedures to ensure quality services and compliance with accrediting entities.
- Strategically identify opportunities for translational medicine and innovation.
- Collaborate with Wellbridge research team to develop a measurement-based care system to guide program improvement.
- Foster clinician and staff development.
- Manage and promote relationship with academic and research institutions to promote addiction research and training.
Supervision and Support
- Model the Wellbridge philosophy of patient-centeredness, empowerment, and cultural proficiency and provide direct clinical Planning and Coordination.
- Conduct regular clinical team meetings.
- Work closely with the advocacy, residential, and legal teams to coordinate services to patients.
- Make recommendations and provides opportunities for growth and development of personnel and arranges for appropriate education and training.
- Respond in a timely fashion to staff concerns and functions proactively to retain staff.
- Meet with the Medical Director to review issues affecting patient care, patient satisfaction, and general operations and performance.
- Assist with community presentations, as applicable.
- Medical Degree (MD or DO) from accredited institution.
- Successful completion of internship and residency in psychiatry specialty.
- Clinical experience providing treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.
- Experience in an addiction rehabilitation environment.
- Current Licensure as a physician in the State of New York
- Active Buprenorphine waiver (DATA 2000).
- BLS or other certification, as required by department. Certification must be obtained within one (1) month of employment.
- Experience with stabilization and withdrawal management.
- Fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry is preferred however individuals with experience practicing in a forensic setting will be considered.
- Experience working within a professional track, bringing care to physicians, NP s, PA, and nurses.
- Experience working with professional regulatory bodies, including licensing boards.
- Certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
- Certification in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
- Experience with therapeutic groups (preferably addiction-oriented), therapeutic communities, and inpatient care.
- Experience evaluating program effectiveness and implementing data-driven process improvement.
- Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Strong problem solving, conceptual, analytical, and communication skills.
- Ability to deal with complex issues using academic and administrative judgment with a high degree of discretion and diplomacy.
- Ability to create a positive, respectful, collaborative, and team-focused environment.