The Division of Behavioral Health Services is looking for a Medical Director to provide collaborative leadership in order to align clinical, administrative and educational components of the psychiatric and medical staff in the State Pyschiatric Hospital System. The State Psychiatric Hospital System consists of the Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Ann Klein Forensic Center, Greystone Psychiatric Hospital and the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. This incumbent will be responsible for setting policies pertaining to psychiatric criminal treatment by working with the Chief Medical Officer at each Psychiatric Hospital and will ensure that all facilities remain compliant with risk management and medical staff adhere to safety standards and health care regulations. The responsibilities for this position will also include medical supervision for all Chiefs of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Psychiatric Hospitals to review clinical care delivery, pharmacological management, quality efforts, support program growth and process improvement.
NOTE: This position is covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rule and Executive Order 283, requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated. To comply with that requirement, employees must provide proof of vaccination status. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this Vacancy Announcement.
The Medical Director will be the Division's representative on National, State and County committees serving as the Division's Medical Executive at internal and external stakeholder engagement meetings.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Full licensure to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey.
NOTE: Applicants may be required to possess a Certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in clinical, academic, or administrative psychiatry, following completion of psychiatric training.
NOTE: Appointee to the State Board of Medical Examiners in the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-19.6, will be required to possess experience in chemical dependency or addiction-oriented psychiatry.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
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