Our Client, Thorpe Recovery Centre, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing client-centered and community-based addiction services, is seeking an experienced Medical Director.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Medical Director will play a pivotal role in managing and overseeing the comprehensive medical treatment and care provided to patients at Thorpe Recovery Centre. This includes oversight of our 12-bed detox unit. The Medical Director will also work to ensure continuity of care with community-based healthcare professionals supporting patients pre- and post-treatment. The role involves both clinical and administrative responsibilities, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the delivery of high-quality care in alignment with the philosophy and goals of our Centre.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provide direct patient care and oversee the medical treatment of all patients, including those in our 12-bed detox unit.
· Provide expert medical leadership to the clinical team, including physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals.
· Assess, monitor & recognize clients’ needs for substance use withdrawal management ("detox"), post-acute withdrawal syndrome and be familiar with treatments for sub-categories with substance use disorder(s).
· Collaborate with the leadership team to develop and implement a comprehensive medical vision for the facility.
· Work collaboratively with the treatment teams to develop, implement, and manage comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plans.
· Address the needs of patients with dual diagnosis, including mental health disorders, through a holistic approach.
· Oversee the medication-assisted treatment of patients, including managing withdrawal symptoms.
· Provide consultation to staff regarding medical and psychiatric issues.
· Coordinate with community-based healthcare professionals to ensure a continuum of care for patients pre and post-treatment.
· Initiating addictions focused health care treatment for health management, therapeutic interventions and prescribing medications according to CARNA NP scope of practice.
· Follows CARNA NP standards of care including practice restrictions guidelines for all addictions related health care services to inpatient care settings.
· Lead and manage the medical team, including on-call physicians, RNs, LPNs, and care aides.
· Develop and maintain medical policies, protocols, and standard operating procedures that ensure the delivery of safe and effective medical services throughout the facility.
· Ensure that the Centre’s practices align with best practices, accreditation standards, and meets/ exceeds all appliable regulatory bodies requirements.
· Collaborate with other departmental directors to develop and implement strategic initiatives.
· Participate in quality assurance, policy development, and compliance efforts.
· Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making recommendations for improvement as needed.
· Oversee the operation and quality of care provided in the 12-bed detox unit.
Agency Standard Conduct
· Adheres to agency Policies and Procedures, Code of Ethics, and Confidentiality Agreement.
· Maintains a positive, credible profile for TRC in the community.
· Works cooperatively with executive, staff, partnering agencies, referrals, clients and families.
· Degree in medicine from a recognized medical school.
· Current, unrestricted medical license to practice in Alberta, Canada.
· Must have current registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
· Must hold a non-restricted license with CARNA and have current registration with TPP Alberta.
· Specialization in psychiatry or addiction medicine is highly preferred.
· Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience, with at least 3 years in an addiction treatment setting.
· Prior leadership or managerial experience is highly desirable.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Commitment to the philosophy and goals of Thorpe Recovery Centre.
· Strong decision-making skills and judgment.
· Ability to collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
· High level of integrity and professionalism.
· Will be required to obtain a Criminal record Check with Vulnerable sector check upon hiring and every 2 years of employment.
· All nonmedical staff will receive a TRC "in-house" nasal and injectable certification for evidence of training attended. Naloxone training will be renewed annually in-house.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $120,000.00 per year
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Lloydminster, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: In person