Medical Director – OASAS Outpatient Clinic
Feb. 23 2023

Medical Director – OASAS Outpatient Clinic

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

POSITION: Medical Director for Outpatient Treatment Program


Part Time positions available providing quality evidence based clinical services to individuals with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders

Standard work schedule of 10 hour work week, M-F, with flexibility as needed between the hours of 8:30-6:00.

The Neighborhood Center’s human service roots date back to 1905, when the agency began as a settlement house assisting immigrants. Today, the agency provides a full range of outreach, preventative, developmental and therapeutic human services for over 20,000 individuals in the local and surrounding communities.

CULTURE OF SUPPORT: Join a dedicated and supportive team providing crucial services to our communities.

The Medical Director is responsible for the oversight of medical services provided by The Neighborhood Center OASAS licensed treatment programs, including outpatient and community-based services in Oneida County. The Medical Director works collaboratively with agency leadership to foster and promote a multidisciplinary team approach in the provision of substance use disorder treatment and service delivery. The scope of responsibility includes managing the overall health care services and contracted independent providers; the provision of direct care delivery to patients; consultation with program directors and their teams; participation in collaborative projects with community partners; administrative functions; and assisting in the program development and staff training for a variety of holistic treatment approaches that complement substance use disorder counseling and treatment.

Responsibilities include planning, organizing medical and clinical practice; providing direct patient care and assisting other departments with direct interactions with physicians or medical staff both employed and contracted.

The Medical Director establishes and promotes the professional, clinical and ethical value and standards to which all staff are expected to adhere.


· Defines protocols and assists in decision making pertaining to the medical care of patients that is consistent with current medical practice

· Acts as liaison between the agency and the medical community.

· Medical/Behavioral Health Education – provides psychoeducational resources and information to families, staff and the community.

· Assists key administrative staff of the OASAS licensed outpatient treatment clinic(s) with development of reporting procedures designed to outline the specific tasks to be performed by medical and clinical staff.

· Assists key administrative staff of the substance use treatment facility services in defining service needs, policy priorities; operationalizes and executes an evaluating process (quality control).

· Performs performance assessments of medical staff, including peer reviews. Advises on appropriate assessment measures which relate to patient care and agency policy.

· Serves as a liaison between the medical staff, other clinic staff, division or corporate staff and organizational leadership.

· Provides linkage to professional and academic communities; accrediting and monitoring bodies and agencies; primary care health system and behavioral healthcare systems.

· Provides supervision of medical staff.

· Functions as part of the treatment team, providing a leadership role or deferring when appropriate to the other experts on the team.

· Ensures that all treatment is within best practices and meets established clinical standards.

· Provides leadership, along with other professionals in establishing treatment and standards of care within the institution.

· Provides consultation to staff regarding medical issues and medications

· Ensures that admission work, lab work, ongoing care is timely and appropriate. Provides and/or supervises all medical care that patients receive.

· Prescribes and/or approves medications that are given to patients within the facility, done within best practices and is individualized for each patient. The process may be done through other prescribers such as physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, but the Medical Director ensures that standards and philosophy are consistent and appropriate.

· Consults with other specialists and refers as indicated

· Assists with hiring process of medical staff and develops a plan to ensure that standards clinical expertise is upheld

· Assists staff that s/he supervises in developing plans of ongoing professional development

· Serves in a teaching capacity for training and development of other personnel

· Consults regarding difficult/controversial individual cases or situations

· Along with other clinical and administrative staff, ensures to the best of her or his ability that all discharges are within minimum standards of safety.

· Contributes to the Quality Improvement Committee through participation and recommendations.

· Provides indirect supervision of a multi-disciplinary team

· Ensures compliance of certification regulations and other state, local and federal regulations in cooperation with the Assistant Executive Director and Compliance Officer.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Licensed and currently registered as such by the New York State Education Department and have at least one year of education, training, and/or experience in substance use disorder services.

· Board Certified internal or family medicine with one or more of the following: certification by a) the American Society of Addiction Medicine, b) boarded by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and/or c) board certification in Psychiatry with added qualification of certification in Addiction Psychiatry.

· Training in empirically based treatment strategies, particularly newer generation psychopharmacologic interventions and medication management.

· Experience with cognitive, behavioral and short-term therapy, as well as demonstrated skills in intervening with life-threatening and psychotic clients.

· A demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

· A broad knowledge of drafting clinical documents (evaluation, service plans, etc.) and an ability to write legibly.

· Skill in and ability to communicate effectively with staff, families and the community.

· A demonstrated ability to collaborate closely with clinical and non-clinical staff.

· Federal Data 2000 Waiver to prescribe buprenorphine

A license to practice medicine in New York State and three (3) years’ experience working with the target populations and their families.

· Medication assisted treatment


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $205.00 per hour

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry



  • Monday to Friday



  • mental health and substance use disorder: 3 years (Required)



  • NYS Medical License (Required)
  • Board Certification (Required)
  • Federal Data 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine (Required)


Work Location: One location

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