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a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.
The Medical Director allocates approximately fifty percent of time to provide clinical leadership to the unit and administrative supervision to unit medical staff. Participates in unit’s administrative team meetings with a primary goal of collaborating with clinic director to foster quality of care in administrative decision-making. Works collegially with staff from all clinical and administrative disciplines to assure high quality, coordinated care for patients of Metrocare Services. The Medical Director allocates approximately fifty percent of time to provide clinical care, including leadership and participation in weekly multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings with a primary goal of fostering quality of care in the treatment team's decision-making. Leads in the development of individual service plans that target appropriate goals/objectives to address problems identified during assessment. Works collegially with staff from all professional disciplines to assure high quality, coordinated care for patients of Metrocare Services.
The Medical Director implements psychiatric interventions including, but not limited to, prescribing/monitoring of psychotropic medications. Monitors the individual’s response to psychiatric interventions and adjusts interventions to the individual’s changing needs. Engages and involves family and significant others as positive allies in the treatment process where possible and appropriate. Delivers clinical psychiatric services consistent with approved program/service models, philosophy of care, Board policies, agency administrative procedures, and applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Documents services and progress according to Metrocare Services procedures. Serves on agency committees/task groups as assigned. Provides consultation and training to other medical and non-medical staff as needed. May be assigned to represent DMS in public forums during and/or after regular work hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.
The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduate from an accredited Medical School and completion of an approved residency in Psychiatry. During residency training or subsequently, clinical experience in community mental health treatment modalities, psychiatric rehabilitation program concepts, crisis intervention techniques, assessment and differential diagnosis.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, TRAINING, REGISTRATIONS:
Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free.
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