Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Medical Director is responsible for the development of a medical/psychiatric program to meet Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) needs, supervising medical staff, working closely with the Director’s group and the Program Supervisors, maintaining liaison with other members of the medical profession as relevant to JMHC, providing direct service and consultation regarding medical/psychiatric matters. This is a full time position. It is anticipated that it will be 25% clinical position, and 75% administrative position divided between supervisory responsibility and policy development.
Wisconsin medical license or ability to obtain a Wisconsin License Board certified in both adult and child psychiatry Experience in working with community based programs with persons with serious mental illness Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams 5 years of experience in working win community based multidisciplinary programs Competence in working with culturally diverse clients Competence in developing a comprehensive psychosocial approach to client support and treatment Administrative experience, including experience with quality assurance programs and supervision of other staff
Spanish fluency Experience with the integration of primary and behavioral health care Experience with electronic health records and criteria for meaningful use
1. Provide overall responsibility for the provision of Medical/prescribing services throughout JMHC. Routinely evaluate the medical/psychiatric treatment needs of JMHC, and with an orientation to the needs of both the current and future client population (25% of effort).
a. Meet periodically and provide direct supervision of the medical aspects of the job of both MD’s and APNPs
b. Develop, direct, update and implement policies with respect to medical, prescribing and nursing practices associated with all programs operating under the auspices of JMHC.
c. Oversee quality medical/psychiatric control in the accomplishment of program objectives in all JMHC programs including participation in:
i. program design;
ii. program revision;
iii. setting program goals;
iv. planning for future programs;
v. requests for necessary equipment and supplies; and
vi. (f) budget preparations.
d. Work closely with other elements of the county mental health system providing psychiatric services. Maintain liaison with the Dane County medical profession regarding professional issues and the medical/psychiatric policies of JMHC.
e. Facilitate collaboration with primary care, and the development of JMHC as a Health Home for our target population.
2. Be involved in the development and monitoring of clinical programs throughout JMHC, with an emphasis on training and quality assurance (25% of effort).
a. Provide clinical oversight of Utilization Management throughout JMHC and be actively involved in Quality Assurance activities.
b. Help assess the training needs of both JMHC Staff and the larger community, and help to develop such training programs as appropriate.
c. Participate in the design and monitoring of a system designed to insure adequate medical records.
3. Provide direct clinical care and consultation to both prescribers and non-medical staff (25% of effort).
a. Initiate and provide appropriate medical/psychiatric consultation to JMHC staff regarding their clients/consumers/members or programs and in other agencies as requested/directed.
b. Periodically participate in case presentations in all JMHC programs.
c. Personally carry out selected direct clinical assignments, i.e., diagnosis, medication, therapy, training, etc., as needed.
4. Actively participate as a member of the Executive Group, working with the CEO, COO, CFO and other clinical directors, involved in policy development, implementation, budgets and other issues that impact JMHC (25% of effort).
a. Attend management meetings, Director’s Meetings and other key policy meetings as needed.
b. Function as an integral part of the Directors group, responsible for the functioning of JMHC.
c. Facilitate the integration of psychiatric practice and pharmacotherapy with all other aspects of mental health and AODA treatment.
d. Participate in the developing and writing of grants and other requests for funding, especially as these requests include a medical component.
Applications are available:
at www. journeymhc. org/ careers or pickup at Journey Mental Health Center, 625 W Washington Ave. , Madison, between 8 a. m. and 8 p. m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Friday or by phone at (608) 280-2677