Medical Director - Psych

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New York, NY
$100,000 - $140,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Medical Doctor
Mar 10, 2017
Job ID
This Medical Director is a part time position (20 hrs/week) supporting Medicaid business in NY.  Work at home may be considered for this role. 

Responsible for the administration of medical services for company health plans including the overall medical policies of the business unit to ensure the appropriate and most cost effective medical care is received and for the day-to-day management of medical management staff.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: 
Interprets existing policies and develops new policies based on changes in the healthcare or medical arena. 
Leads, develops, directs and implements clinical and non-clinical activities that impact health care quality cost and outcomes. 
Identifies and develops opportunities for innovation to increase effectiveness and quality. Serves as a resource and consultant to other areas of the company, may chair or serve on company committees, may be required to represent the company to external entities and/or serve on external committees, conduct peer clinical and/or appeal case reviews and peer to peer clinical reviews with attending physicians or other ordering providers to discuss review determinations, provides guidance for clinical operational aspects of the program. Supports the medical management staff ensuring timely and consistent responses to members and providers.

Requires M.D. or D.O.Board certification approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABPN - psychiatry) required Active, unrestricted medical license to practice medicine in NY required.Unless expressly allowed by state or federal law, or regulation, must be located in a state or territory of the United States when conducting utilization review or an appeals consideration and cannot be located on a US military base, vessel or any embassy located in or outside of the US
5 years of clinical experience or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
 Experience and certification in addiction medicine preferred.