Chief Medical Officer – Psychiatry
Torrance State Hospital:
The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the administration and coordination of hospital psychiatric and medical services and provides consultation on clinical matters to nursing and other services. Work includes participation in the formulation of treatment and administrative procedures for clinical services and ensuring their coordination with the social and rehabilitative programs of the hospital.
• Directs and coordinates the administration of all psychiatric and medical services by conducting supervisory meetings, hospital rounds and review of reports in order to ensure appropriate use of staff resources and medical equipment, and making appropriate staff assignments in order to ensure the goals of the hospital are maintained.
• Ensures the coordination of services with other hospital programs by participating in the formulation of treatment and administrative procedures of the hospital clinical services and conferring with the hospital Chief Executive Officer, other program directors and department directors in order to provide consistency in patient care.
• Participates in the hospital and community relations activities by conferring with consumers, constituents, attorneys, physicians and the general public.
• Plans and manages the budget allocated by monitoring needs and available funds to Clinical Services in order to maximize use of funds allocated.
• Controls, evaluates and monitors contracted services by following departmental contract procedures in order to ensure that contracted services are received in accordance with contract specification.
• Ensures that facility Clinical Service areas meet CMS certification requirements by supervising and reviewing the monitoring of patient records and staff performance in order to provide quality services to patients and to satisfy the aforementioned certification requirements.
• Supervises and reviews the Medicare Part B Coordinator’s monitoring of charts to ensure that services performed by staff physicians are properly documented so that charges to Medicare Part B will be accurate and complete thus ensuring proper reimbursement to the hospital for services rendered by the medical staff.
• Ensures that required reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with established procedures.
• Manages the maintenance of the patient’s medical record by ensuring completion and confidentiality of patient information in order to comply with DHS and accrediting agencies’ standards. Quality and appropriateness reviews are done and include reviewing and monitoring charts on patients on a regular, ongoing basis in order to ensure correctness, appropriateness, documentation of diagnosis and treatment, and timeliness of rewritten orders, treatment plans, progress notes and psychiatric assessments.
• Maintains service’s material resources by using supplies in accordance with DHS rules in order to ensure supplies are used appropriately and in a cost-efficient manner.
• Communicates with peers and subordinates by conducting in-service and personnel meetings on a designated or as-needed basis in order to orient staff as well as to discuss relevant information to subordinates.
• Responsible for the administration and coordination of hospital psychiatric and medical services and provides consultation on clinical matters to nursing and other services and consults with supervisor for complex issues.
HOURS: The preferred schedule is 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
COMPETITIVE SALARY WITH FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDED!
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Three years of experience in the administration of a major clinical services program in the psychiatric or medical care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, in a
psychiatric hospital, community psychiatric program, forensic treatment center or similar setting; and certification in psychiatry or other recognized medical specialty by the American Medical Board or American Osteopathic Board;
Three years of experience in the supervision of licensed physicians in a major clinical services program in the psychiatric or medical care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, in a psychiatric hospital, community psychiatric program, forensic treatment center or similar setting; and certification in psychiatry or other recognized medical specialty by the American Medical Board or American Osteopathic Board.
Possession of a current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued by the State Board of Medicine or the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.