Directions for Living
November 26, 2019
Pinellas County, Florida
Job Type
Work Setting


This position provides the overall leadership of clinical functions of a child welfare organization that provides wrap-around behavioral health services to the children and families. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer with oversight of Medical staff and medical assistants. The position requires functioning as the Medical Director and a minimum of a 75% productivity requirement seeing Children and Adults. The individual in this position will lead the team of psychiatrists and ARNPs into the next generation of health records, tele-psychiatry and other innovative prevention and wellness initiatives. This position will also be responsible for clinical provider recruitment & compensation, and management of the Client Centered Medical Home Model. The Medical Director, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Quality Management, will develop an agency wide Quality Management Plan. Other responsibilities will include the coordination of several clinical research activities. The Medical Director will have an active role in supporting the strategic plans and vision of the organization.


  • Must be a Board Certified Psychiatrist.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation with the Florida Department of Professional Regulations.
  • Minimum of seven years progressive experience in a community mental health center, major health care system or large medical practice.
  • Previous experience as a physician leader with demonstrated success in monitoring and evaluating the quality and effectiveness of clinical programs is required.
  • Experience working with Medicaid, Medicare, and pre-paid health plans is highly desired.
  • Experience in strategic and budget planning is required.
  • Five ten years of successful leadership experience, including excellent clinical and technical skills previous experience with the use of an electronic health record is required.
  • Minimum 7 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must have mastery of the medical field and the management field, be able to properly supervise and lead (and oversee) the work of other medical and clinical personnel.
  • Minimum of five-ten years of experience in the treatment of substance use disorders.
  • Child welfare experience is strongly preferred.
  • Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to relate well to all types of people.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong persuasive and presentation skills, self-starter, strong problem solving and analytical skills (has the ability to "think outside the box").
  • Requires ability to monitor consumers through visual and auditory means.
  • Requires ability to read and speak English correctly.
  • Requires ability to assess clinical performance of all clinical providers and must be able to encourage growth and development of the clinical staff.
  • Requires ability to develop practice changes within the organizational context which strengthens overall clinical practice.
  • Requires ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Requires the ability to participate as a member of the senior leadership team, with an active role in supporting the strategic plans and vision of the organization.
  • Must be very responsible.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft office Associated topics: care, family practice physician, hospitalist, outpatient, physician, physician md do, practice physician, primary care, provider, urgent care
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