MIDOC - DWHC Lead Physician
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
Responsible for monitoring all clinical programs, new as well as
existing. Review, schedules, and makes recommendations to the
Hospital Administrator for changes, additions, etc. The DWHC Lead
Physician is involved in assessing, planning, linking, monitoring,
and advocating for each patient assigned to the clinicians with
specific departments. Develops and conducts programs to provide
education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol
abuse. Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning
conferences. Responsible for the comprehensive delivery of quality
mental health care specific to hospital protocols.
- Medical Doctor (MD) or Osteopathic Doctor (DO) from an
- Seven years of professional experience in providing services to
persons with psychiatric disabilities, two years of which must have
been at the administrative clinical level, assistant director or
- Licensed in state of employment to practice medicine.
Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and
- Supervision of psychiatric care and practices, chairs MSO,
Medical Executive Committee, and P&T committee, case
conferences, second opinions, clinical leadership and
representation of the MSO on other hospital committees and in
hospital projects, task forces, and PI, represents the hospital's
clinical position and efforts to the community and the state,
review of referrals for admission, liaison with advocates and
families, works closely with the hospital attorney.
- Advocates for patients.
- Review cases, individual practice patterns, leads peer review,
attends multidisciplinary teams and court proceedings, and is
actively involved in clinically-based PI and best practice
projects, quantitative and qualitative chart reviews, mortality
- Responsible for interviewing candidates and evaluating clinical
competency; physician retention and ongoing review of the
- Coordinates the monthly Medical Student rotation, providing
orientation and lectures, arranges case conferences, outside
speakers and training. Provides in-service training as needed to
- Provides direct psychiatric care to patients when needed. This
includes evaluation, psychopharmacologic treatment, and
psychotherapy, assessment for movement disorders, court
evaluations, and discharges. All are done in compliance with state
and federal regulations, and with age-specific competency and
knowledge of patient safety.
- Demonstrates knowledge of all applicable nursing services and
related policy and procedures including adequate knowledge of TJC
standards as related to position. Proper utilization of medical
equipment including glucometers.
- Maintains clinic supplies and equipment for operations.
- Includes the use of seclusion and restraint and alternative
interventions, documentation requirements, disaster and fire
procedures, infection control and risk management.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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