Wellpath Medical Director - 20 Hours Weekly in Middleton, Massachusetts
Wellpath is the premier provider of localized, high-quality, compassionate care to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. We deliver medical and behavioral healthcare through a family of local and state providers in correctional facilities, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, forensic treatment facilities, civil commitment centers and community care centers. Wellpath employs nearly 15,000 professionals at over 500 facilities in 34 states across America and Australia, and cares for more than 300,000 patients each day.
NOW is your moment to make a difference! Join our Wellpath family and make a difference everyday providing care to society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, we get it, it is ours too. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with your own. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.
About this role
Our Medical Director abides by the security regulations of The Company and the regulations of the institution to which assigned. Provides required documentation of services to the Regional or Corporate Medical Director or designee in order to monitor services provided and compliance with facility/client contract. Notifies Regional or Corporate Medical Director and Health Services Administrator or designee of schedule changes in schedule coverage. Assists in arrangements for coverage of medical services if unavailable for extended period of time.
What you bring to the table
- Medical school graduate
- Experience in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Public Health preferred
Current licensure within the State
Maintains a current DEA number
Current CPR certification
Must maintain privileges
Maintains CME requirements for continued medical practice in the State
What you will do
Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients.
Visits the infirmary daily when on-site and records encounters in the patient's progress notes.
Ensures progress note documentation in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or on approved paper form is in SOAP format, problem oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is legible, if handwritten.
Ensures all documentation is dated, timed, problem oriented and encounters in EMR are locked with document made or legible and signed, if handwritten.
Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within one business day, if possible.
Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedures.
Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral, if possible.
Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related drug therapy.
Supports standards of correctional medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: admission to the infirmary, transfer to emergency room and utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals.
Supervises care given by other professional or non-professional personnel providing instructions as needed.
Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Regional or Corporate Medical Director for disposition.
Provides clinical oversight to the facility medical program, as defined by the NCCHC and ACA standards.
Consults with medical specialists for advice and expertise in their respective areas.
Provides consultation for all professionals in the system.
Provides medical services to patients as scheduled.
Partners with H.S.A. in supervising continuous quality improvement program, including patient grievances, sanitation, infection control, utilization management, pharmacy and therapeutics and assists in development of appropriate criteria.
Serves as member of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee. Make recommendations to improve patient outcomes.
As needed not less than annually reviews and approves the treatment protocols, clinical policies and procedures, to include infection control and infirmary (if applicable at site) and the fire and disaster plans.
Serves as liaison with health care providers in the community
Works with the Health Services Administrator to identify problems and to recommend solutions to improve patient outcomes.
Assist the Health Services Administrator to establish and maintain Chronic Care Clinics that assure compliance with NCCHC and ACA standards, as well as The Company policy/procedures.
Assist the Health Services Administrator to monitor pharmacy services including formulary compliance, prescribing patterns and dispensing of medication.
Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
Our investment in you
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
Time off & leave benefits
Perks and discounts
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$162 - $198 / hour
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