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Medical Director, Psychiatrist

Company: Hartford Dispensary
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Excellent Benefit Package, including $10,000 Sign-On Bonus in first year! Excellent work-life balance with flexible schedule, no week-ends or on-call responsibilities.

Position Summary

The Medical Director shall be appointed by the Board of Directors as stipulated in the By-Laws of the Hartford Dispensary. The Medical Director is the person responsible for the program as outlined in the Food and Drug Administration's Application for Approval of Use of Methadone in a Treatment Program (Form FD 2632 (12/73); and as outlined in the State of Connecticut Health Department's regulations governing licensure of facilities which provide care and treatment for drug dependent persons, Section 17227-64(4) (b); page 9. The Medical Director oversees all aspects of the program and provides direction and execution of services for the clients.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for assuring that the provision of physician coverage as stipulated in the medical guidelines of the Root Center for Advanced Recovery's Policy and Procedures Manual and those Federal Regulations under the Food and Drug Administration, 21 CFR, Part 291, concerning methadone for treating narcotic addicts, effective November 18, 1980, takes place.
  • Provide or supervise medical and psychiatric services to clients.
  • Medication management.
  • Provide oversight and direction for physicians, physician assistants, psychiatrists, and APRNs.
  • Oversee and ensure clinical programs comply with applicable federal and state regulations, accreditation standards and Root Center for Advanced Recovery's policies and procedures.
  • Coordination of medical services for clients receiving inpatient clinical medical rehabilitation services.
  • Administrative responsibilities including staff meetings, medical policy review, clinical case reviews with clinicians, and ensuring physicians are enrolled in and utilizing the Exception Request Process for medication take home exceptions.
  • Serves as the CMS, CLIA Waiver Laboratory Director.
  • Program Development.


  • Ultimate responsibility for the medical aspects of the program. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills.
  • Provides guidance and/or assistance to staff on an as need basis.
  • Foster a team of compassionate care providers who effectively treat clients in recovery.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of Connecticut with a minimum of five (5) years of clinical practice with at least one year of clinical supervisory/administrative experience. Board Certified in psychiatry with previous experience in a chemical dependency treatment environment.


For all benefit eligible employees (20+ hours/week), we offer a prestigious employment package that includes competitive compensation plus a comprehensive array of benefits including:

  • Work Life Balance- Flexibility: Great work life balance with clinics closed on Sundays. No current on-call responsibilities. Time off including PTO (4 weeks), three (3) Paid training days and twelve (12) paid holidays.
  • Health Insurance & Dental Insurance- with flexible employee contribution options depending upon chosen plan.
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D - 100% paid by Root Center for Advanced Recovery
  • Short-Term Disability - 100% paid by Root Center for Advanced Recovery
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with a 5% employer match after 6 months of employment and an additional 5% employer contribution after 1 year of employment.
  • $1500 provided annually for tuition, license reimbursement, certifications or other educational activities, including 3 paid training days for educational activities and conferences.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program: We have multiple NHSC approved sites to assist with student loan repayment programs! Apply today!

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