NJ State Medical Director (Psychiatrist) - MAT/Opioid and Substance Use Disorders

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the State Medical Director is responsible for leading, developing, and executing all cultural and medical aspects of Eleanor Health’s opioid and substance use disorder treatment across multiple clinic sites in the state. 

Responsibilities are mixed clinical/administrative (estimated 20% clinical/80% administrative) and include direct provision of substance use disorder treatment services including MAT, total oversight of medical services, ensuring adequate clinic medical staffing,  continuous quality improvement, medical staff recruitment, development and retention, accreditation and regulatory compliance, budget performance, incident/risk management and cultivation of strategic community partnerships.   

Eleanor Health is a newly formed and well-funded organization that will grow from several employees to 100+ in the next 12-18 months. As an early-stage startup, this is a unique opportunity for a talented and internally-driven individual to get his or her hands in the details of setting up and building a mission-driven organization where people are our most valued asset. 

Importantly, the Medical Director must be passionate about healthcare and transforming the way we deliver accessible, evidence-based, and clinically excellent care in the substance use disorder space.

Candidate Responsibilities
  • Develops and manages the medical aspects of superior quality, evidence-based opioid and other substance use disorder treatment programs across multiple locations within the state
  • Works closely with Eleanor health General Manager to ensure seamless integration of medical services with whole-person support services
  • Creates a unique and attractive culture that values mission-orientation, proactive initiative, ethical behavior, and collaboration
  • Works closely with Eleanor founders, CMO, and management to plan and direct all aspects of the organization’s medical policies, standards, and programs 
  • Collaborates with CMO and Executive team on organizational design and change management initiatives
  • Provides direct patient care for substance use disorders, including MAT, both in-person and via telemedicine
  • Recruits and develops on-boarding, training, development and retention plans for medical and nursing staff
  • Provides direct oversight of physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs) and nurses including performance management and peer review activities. 
  • Ensures all medical programs are in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, regulations and CARF accreditation standards
  • Researches and studies current medical publications and data on new treatments and practices to ensure high-quality clinical service offerings 
  • Develops and implements continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives 
  • Develops and implements incident and risk management initiatives
  • Advises non-medical management and non-medical clinic staff on clinical and patient-related matters and policies. 
  • Manages medical staff budget performance
  • Cultivates strategic community partnerships 
  • Serves as a thought leader on substance use disorder treatment 

Candidate Qualifications
  • M.D., D.O., MBBS
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry (specialization in Addiction Psychiatry preferred)
  • Current active, unencumbered United States medical license 
  • Current active, unencumbered DATA -waivered DEA 
  • Mission-driven and motivated to join an organization that will transform the way we deliver accessible, evidence-based, and clinically excellent care in the substance use disorder space
  • Experience with substance use disorder program licensing and accreditation processes (CARF accreditation experience preferred but not required)
  • Ability to work across teams and functions, self-starter who quickly identifies what needs to be done and takes ownership
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and taking on a variety of tasks, as needed
  • 5+ years’ medical leadership experience and exposure to a mix of people, roles, and backgrounds
  • At least 1-year recent experience directly providing MAT patient care
  • This role is based in New Jersey.  New Jersey residence is strongly preferred. Candidates living in bordering states with strong local NJ connections and a deep understanding of the NJ addiction/medical landscape will be considered. 

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