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State of Massachusetts Physician (20 hours) in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Physician is responsible for leading, directing, and/or providing all complements of the medical support program at the Recovery from Addiction Program (RAP). The Physician sets and maintains standards required for certification and accreditation; supervises and oversees the multidisciplinary staff; delivers primary medical care and treatment to all clients; reviews and authorizes the utilization of all medical support services; and administers the medical clinic in conformance with the policies and procedures of the treatment program.

Please Note: The position is 20 hours per week, Monday- Friday 9 am to 1 pm, days off Sunday and Saturday. This salary reflects Board Certification.

/Candidates Please Note://We are eager to announce the expansion of RAP over the next 2-3 months with the anticipation of onboarding approximately 100 clinical, non-clinical, facility and other program related staff beginning March/April 2021 with continued hiring through June/July 2021. Your understanding is greatly appreciated as we review all applications and begin stages of interviews. /

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive.):

The Physician participates in direct client care, and supervises and consults with other licensed staff providing direct client care. It is expected that the Physician will be engaged in client care related activities as well as managing the business and administration of the medical support functions.

DUTIES: ( please note these are not all inclusive)

  • Provide leadership and supervision for all medical staff and medical clinic staff.

  • Assures that the medical staff schedules provide for continuous medical coverage.

  • Oversees medical care, diagnosis, management, and referral to appropriate facilities/providers for clients at Recovery from Addictions Program.

  • Provide consultation to psychiatrists and other clinicians to assure comprehensive and continuous care of clients.

  • Chairs the Infection Control Committee and supervise all aspects of the infection control program.

  • Chairs the Emergency Response Review Committee and oversees the Code Blue program.

  • Oversee provision of emergency services to employees at Recovery from Addictions Program. Coordinate referrals to occupational health follow up as required.

  • Participate in the procurement and oversight of relevant medical services’ related contracts.

  • Initiate improvements in clinical care through the review and revision of policies, development of practice guidelines, and disease management protocols.

  • Develop and monitor Quality Assurance indicators that meet the Joint Commission, CMS, and DMH and DPH requirements and participate in the program performance improvement process.

  • Provide direct, ongoing medical care to clients on designated units. Provide medical coverage as needed for continuity of care at RAP. Provide urgent/emergency medical care to all staff and clients as needed.

  • Participates in the RAP leadership through committee work, PSOEC and RAP Executive Committee membership.

  • Admission history and physical.

  • Discharge summaries and doctor to doctor contacts as needed.

  • Assess and conduct all necessary medical procedures pursuant to RAP protocols.

  • Participate in and develop materials for staff development activities, such as ongoing educational activities for staff and clients.

/_About the Recovery from Addiction Program (RAP):_/

/The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addiction Program (RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance use treatment for up to 90 days (“Section 35 commitment”). /

/The program model will provide acute detoxification and early clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP provides administrative, medical, clinical and non-clinical services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and recovery oriented treatment./

*_Total Compensation:_ *

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Offer Process:_**

· A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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· Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines

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Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Human Resources Office at (508) 977-3120.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience as a registered physician.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Current and valid registration as a physician under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Physician (20 hours)

Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue

Requisition ID: 200005HY

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