Cornell Scott – Hill Health Corporation
Title: SCRC Medical Provider
Reports To: Medical Director of SCRC
Department: Behavioral Health
FLSA Status: Exempt
SCRC Medical Providers shall provide reasonable and prudent care in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry. Providers are responsible for the delivery of quality medical assessment, treatment and medication management and the use of sound clinical judgment based in best practice standards and evidenced based medicine.
CS-HHC s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Initiates and implements assessment and treatment planning for patients with substance abuse disorders eligible for inpatient or outpatient detoxification, methadone maintenance/other medication assisted therapies.
- Performs medical evaluations, crisis intervention and/or medication management as needed to meet the needs of patients.
- Evaluates data relating to the bio-psychosocial consequences of physical illness, disability and/or substance abuse as required.
- Prescribe and titrate the appropriate dosage of methadone or suboxone consistent with patients medical and addiction history to establish a maintenance dose.
- Order dose increases, decreases, detoxification, or supervised â€¨withdrawal after assessment of the patient and his/her current treatment history.
- Consults internally with multi-disciplinary staff and with community providers as appropriate.
- Practices appropriate follow-up care, outreach to special needs patients, and retrieval of labs, diagnostic imaging and consultation reports.
- Provides weekend and evening coverage to SCRC on the phone.
- Educates patients on addiction and chronic disease management and/or refers to appropriate resources or agencies.
- Documents in a timely and legible manner consistent with State, Federal and accreditation guidelines.
- Submits encounters following established procedure to ensure accurate coding and timely filing.
- Attends/participates and contributes to medical staff/departmental meetings as assigned.
- Participates in protocol/policy/procedure revision and development in collaboration with Medical Director of SCRC and Program Director.
- Participates in teaching at clinic/hospital for students, nurses, PA s, and residents as appropriate and approved by the Medical Director and Program Director of SCRC.
- Participates in Peer Review.
- Communicates with patients, co-workers and supervisors in a professional and respectful manner. Respects patient confidentiality at all times.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies and skill sets:
Skill Set; Communications
Oral Communication The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others. Speaks clearly and can be easily understood. Organizes ideas clearly in oral speech. Expresses ideas concisely in oral speech. Summarizes or paraphrases his/her understanding of what others have said to verify understanding and prevent miscommunication.
Written Communication The ability to express oneself clearly in business writing. Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in writing. Organizes written ideas clearly and signals the organization to the reader (e.g. through an introductory paragraph or through the use of headings). Writes using concrete, specific language. Spells correctly. Writes grammatically. Uses punctuation correctly.
Interpersonal Awareness The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others. Understands the interests and important concerns of others. Notices and accurately interprets what others are feeling, based on their choice of words, tone of voice, expressions, and other non-verbal behavior. Understands the unspoken meaning in a situation. Says or does things to address others concerns.
Customer Orientation The ability to demonstrate concern for satisfying one s external and/or internal customers. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Talks to customers to find out what they want and how satisfied they are with what they are getting. Lets customers know he/she is willing to work with them to meet their needs. Helpful, positive manner with peers, subordinates and customers.
Skill Set; Achieve Results
Technical Expertise The ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill in key work process areas. Is sought out as an expert to provide advice or solutions in his/her area. Is knowledgeable in the tools used to support key work processes. Can train and coach key work processes to staff in their area. Is aware and follows agency policy and procedures consistently.
Initiative Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it. Seeks out others involved in a situation to learn their perspective. Takes independent action to change the direction of events.
Results Orientation The ability to focus on the desired results of one s own work, setting challenging goals, focusing efforts on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them. Maintains commitment to goals in the face of obstacles and frustrations. Finds or creates ways to measure performance against goals. Has a strong sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done.
Thoroughness Ensuring that one s own work and information are complete and accurate. Sets up procedures to ensure high quality of work (e.g. review meetings). Verifies information. Checks the accuracy of own work. Develops and uses systems to organize and keep track of information or work in progress. Carefully prepares for meetings and presentations.
Skill Set; Self Management
Stress Management The ability to continue to function effectively when under pressure and maintain self control in the face of hostility or provocation. Remains calm under stress. Can effectively handle several problems or tasks simultaneously.. Controls his/her response when criticized, attacked, or provoked. Maintains an appropriate sense of humor under difficult circumstances.
Personal Credibility Demonstrated concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy. Does what he/she commits to doing. Is honest and forthright with people. Takes responsibility for own mistakes; does not blame others. Conveys a command of the relevant facts and information.
* Competencies sourced from The Value Added Employeeâ€ by Edward J Cripe and Richard S. Mansfield, Copyright 2002 by Workitect Inc.
Education: A recognized degree from an accredited professional school (MD, DO). Physicians must be licensed as an MD in the State of CT, have completed a residency training program from an accredited institution in an appropriate specialty, and be Board certified or eligible.
Experience: Experience in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry.
Knowledge/Abilities: Must demonstrate age specific/population specific competencies in area(s) of practice. Working knowledge of addiction and the medical complications of addiction/ psychiatric comorbidities , and/or a willingness to be trained in these fields.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for extended periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Travel within the State of Connecticut is required on an occasional basis.
How to Apply
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center