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 ?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.
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.