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(Archived) Chief of the Medical Unit needed in New York

Last Updated: 4/14/20

Job Description

Position Summary:

Provide and supervise the provision of the diagnosis and continuous management (including regular clinical reassessments) of diseases and disorders of patients enrolled in START clinics. This position reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer. As a supervisory position, this professional is expected to understand the agency’s mission and vision, performs tasks congruent with these, and directs staff to internalize these in the performance of their duties. This professional is expected to participate in efforts to communicate with others about START, to cultivate relationships, and to participate in marketing, communications, and fundraising activities of START. This professional is expected to participate on at least one the agency’s standing committees: Continuous Quality Improvement, Continuing Education, Health & Safety, or Compliance.


  • Supervise and periodically review the deployment of medical staff (physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and nurses) in the dispensing of medication, in the provision of primary care and in representing the medical perspective during multi-disciplinary team meetings. Certify all medical staff is able to perform basic medical procedures such as venipuncture, EKG, reading of PPD and Blood Glucose testing.
  • Evaluate and examine patients, utilizing the clinical history, physical examination and the appropriate laboratory data adhering to appropriate standards of treatment.
  • Practice and oversee the provision of health promotion and disease prevention to include administering vaccinations and counseling regarding the virtues of dietary and hygienic interventions where appropriate.
  • Provide first aid and emergency care to patients and staff who become ill during working hours.
  • Participate in the provision of physician weekend on call coverage on a quarterly basis
  • Must maintain registration with Drug Enforcement Administration, certification as an HIV care provider, and at least 25 category I continuing education credits annually in primary care, primary HIV care, or addiction medicine.
  • Must collaborate with and follow the guidance of the Clinic Director pertaining to administrative procedures and policies of the Clinic. Will be reviewed by both the Chief Medical Officer and the Clinic Director in their collaboration and cooperation with continuous quality improvement efforts at the clinic.

Professional Qualifications:

  • All candidates must be graduates from Medical Schools accredited by the Council of Medical Education. They must be currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York.
  • Three (3) years experience in adult primary care preferred.
  • Board certification in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Addiction Medicine preferred
  • Must possess and maintain current registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
  • Must maintain current certification in basic life support and as an HIV primary care provider.
  • Must maintain documentation of ongoing continuing medical education to satisfy the requirements of managed care agencies.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software as pertaining to EMR and related sytems.
  • Bilingual in any language a plus not required.

Travel Requirements:

  • May be required to provide services at other treatment centers, if the need occurs.
  • Expected to provide medical services in lieu of staff on leave or vacant capacity.
  • Travel to participate in monthly staff trainings 10% travel.

Physical Requirements

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position which are reviewed on each individual case.

While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Company Details

START Treatment and Recovery Centers

Brooklyn, New York, United States

At START, we believe that our most valuable asset is our staff. We have 270 dedicated professionals provide care to more than 4,000 patients each year. If you are looking for a career in behavioral or mental health care and are passionate about helping people, START Treatment & Recovery Centers can provide you with the opportunity to enrich lives. We believe in “The Right Way...