Title: Addiction Medical Provider
Reports To: Chief of Medicine
FLSA Status: Exempt
Addiction 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 medication assisted therapies.
- Performs medical evaluations, crisis intervention and/or medication management as needed to meet the needs of patients.
- Provides primary care services as needed to people who use drugs
- 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 medication assisted treatment consistent with patients’ medical and addiction history to establish a maintenance dose.
- Order dose increases, decreases, detoxification, or supervised 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.
- 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 other staff and directors in Behavioral Health and Medicine working on addiction care.
- Participates in teaching of students, nurses, PA’s, and residents as appropriate and approved by supervisor.
- 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; Leadership
Establishing Focus – Ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the organization’s mission. Acts to align own unit’s goals with the strategic direction of the agency. Ensures that their staff understands how their work relates to Cornell Scott Hill Health Center’s mission. Ensures that the unit develops goals and a plan to help fulfill the agency’s mission.
Providing Motivational Support – The ability to enhance other’s commitment to their work. Recognizes and rewards people for their achievements. Acknowledges and thanks people for their contributions. Signals own commitment to a process by being personally present and involved in key events. Identifies and promptly tackles morale problems.
Fostering Teamwork – As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn and work together. Listens and responds constructively to other team members ideas. Expresses disagreement constructively. Recognizes and encourages the behaviors that contribute to teamwork.
Managing Change – The ability to demonstrate support for organizational changes needed to improve the organization. Helping others to successfully manage organizational change. Helps employees to develop a clear understanding of what they will need to do differently as a result of changes in the organization. Implements or supports various change management activities (e.g. communications, education, team development, coaching). Helps individuals and groups manage the anxiety associated with significant change.
Managing Performance – The ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly. Ensures that employees have clear goals and responsibilities. Provides specific performance feedback, both positive and corrective, as soon as possible after an event. Deals firmly and promptly with performance problems; lets people know what is expected of them and when.
Skill Set; Communications
Attention to Communication – The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed. Ensures that important information from his/her management is shared with his/her employees and others as appropriate. Uses multiple channels or means to communicate important messages (e.g. email, meetings, postings). Keeps his/her manager informed about progress and problems; avoids surprises.
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. Presents and cheerful, positive manner with customers.
Skill Set; Preventing and Solving Problems
Diagnostic Information Gathering – The ability to identify the information need to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it. Identifies the specific information needed to clarify a situation or make a decision. Gets more complete and accurate information by checking multiple sources. Routinely walks around to see how people are doing and to hear about any problems they are encountering. Seeks out knowledgeable people to obtain information and clarify a problem.
Analytical Thinking – The ability to tack a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives. Approaches a complex task or problem by breaking it down into its component parts and considering each part in detail. Weighs the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success in making a decision. Identifies many possible causes for a problem.
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 (i.e. Centricity EPM, i2i Tracks). Can train and coach key work processes to staff in their area. Is aware and follows agency policy and procedures consistently.
Skill Set; Achieve Results
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 or one’s unit’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing efforts on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them. Develops clear goals for meetings and projects. 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 and others’ 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 and others’ 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 keep functioning 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 at once. Controls his/her response when criticized, attacked, or provoked. Maintains a sense of humor under difficult circumstances. Recognizes the needs for self-care and takes appropriate steps to balance stress in work-life balance.
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 Employee” 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.
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