Medical Director (state-wide position) Kentucky Physician Health Foundation

Thu, 01/12/2017
Louisville, KY

Job Title: Medical Director 
Reports to: Board of Directors 

Contact email for applying for the position: Sandy Patrick, sandyp [at] kyrecovery.org, (502)425-7761

Position Description

The Board of Directors is seeking a full time Medical Director for the program. The KPHF helps physicians and professionals licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure impacted by addictive disease and mental or emotional illness.

In operation since 1976, the Foundation is a free standing, all volunteer organization primarily funded through state law, operation fees and donations.  Most referrals are from the state licensure board, as well as individual hospitals, clinics and partnership/peer sources.

The Medical Director serves as the chief operating officer and has autonomy over the assessment and treatment plans for participants. Protocols and standard procedures have been established with other treatment principals.  Neither the Foundation or the Medical Director directly administer treatment. Participants must comply with recommendations in order to continue state licensure.

The Medical Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and the President. The Director oversees a staff of four experienced people who are responsible for routine operations, scheduling, advocacy reports, arranging for and overseeing fluid screening, compliance monitoring and regular administrative duties. The Foundation helps well over 100 physicians a year.

Required Qualifications

Requirements are that the Director holds a current /active medical license in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, or acquire such license; experience and practical knowledge of substance abuse treatment is necessary; certification in addiction or commensurate treatment fields is helpful.

Interaction with peers and related CME activities are strongly encouraged. Participation in meetings, presentations, grand rounds and inter-professional groups is promoted. Consultation with local and state agencies is routine.

The history, experience and recognition of the program provide the opportunity for a diverse and interesting work life.