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(Archived) Chief Medical Officer

Last Updated: 4/09/21

Job Description

Enterhealth Ranch is a comprehensive residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment center built on a 43-acre former working ranch just north of Dallas in Van Alstyne, Texas, just north of Dallas. The mission of Enterhealth Ranch is to help patients and their families by providing the highest quality treatment available, while treating patients with dignity, respect and professionalism. This state-of-the-art, medically sophisticated residential care facility provides a high level of luxury and exclusivity to patients, including private rooms and bathrooms, maid service, a pool, a salon, nutritious chef-prepared meals, complete exercise facilities, and stress-management services such as acupuncture and massage. Patients receive an unprecedented level of individual care from a full-time, on-site staff of board certified, addiction-trained physicians, psychiatrists, neuro-psychologists and PhD- or master’s-level therapists who treat the addiction, as well as any underlying co-occurring psychiatric conditions. Other on-site services include access to psychiatric and anti-addiction medications, physical and occupational therapy, life skills coaching, individual psychotherapy, daily group therapy and family therapy, all designed to work together to help both the brain and body heal from the injuries caused by addiction.

The Chief Medical Officer will oversee all aspects of the residential and withdrawal stabilization / detoxification treatment product and service delivery, as well as having input on clinical content. He/She will oversee the quality management and improvement functions. Additionally, this position will assist with clinical and quality issues, and service delivery of the Enterhealth outpatient treatment process. This position works primarily in an office setting, is subject to irregular hours on occasion, and may have exposure to varying and unpredictable behavior.

The Medical Director will be responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for admission, diagnosis, medication management, and client care.
  • Oversee nurse management, assessment, intervention, and crisis management.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of facility policies.
  • Function as interdisciplinary Recovery Support Team (ReST) member.
  • Facilitate special topic groups.
  • Facilitate various trainings for Enterhealth staff.
  • Adhere to local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Support the mission, vision, values and standards of Enterhealth.
  • Complete Discharge Note and Summary for clients.
  • Approve all medical policies, procedures, guidelines, tools, and the medical content of all forms.
  • Authorize all admissions, conduct a face-to-face examination, to include a psychiatric evaluation and a history and physical examination of each client to establish the diagnosis, assess level of intoxication or withdrawal potential, and determine the need for treatment and the type of treatment to be provided to reach a placement decisions

Successful candidates for the Medical Director role will possess the following:

  • Previous experience as Chief Medical Officer or Medical Director of substance dependency treatment services preferred.
  • Knowledge that psychiatric and substance use disorders are potentially recurrent relapsing disorders and that although abstinence is the goal, relapses can be opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders on developmental, social, and physical growth.
  • Knowledge of interpersonal and family dynamics and their impact on individuals.
  • Knowledge of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria for psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders and the relationship between psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders.
  • Basic knowledge of pharmacology as it relates to individuals with a mental disorder.
  • Basic understanding of the neurophysiology of addiction.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized treatment plan and community support plan for client.
  • Ability to tailor interventions to the process of recovery for clients.
  • Ability to tailor interventions with readiness to change.
  • Ability to engage and support clients who choose to participate in 12-step recovery programs.
  • Possess effective communication skills and a proven track record of managing relationships well both internally and externally. He/She will be comfortable working in a collaborative and consensus building environment and can work with a variety of constituents; must be diplomatic, but self-assured

EDUCATION and credentials

An MD or DO degree is required.
Board certification in Psychiatry or Addiction Psychiatry is required.
Board Certification through American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is preferred.
Current Texas Medical License with restrictions is required.

Company Details


Van Alstyne, Texas, United States

Founded in 2008 by loved ones who lost a close family friend to drug addiction, Enterhealth is a private pay healthcare provider of drug and alcohol addiction treatment through residential, outpatient, and online channels.  A Dallas company on a mission to provide the most effective long-term treatment, Enterhealth has created a medically-based program that approaches addiction as it’s...