Medical Director, Addiction Services

Commonwealth Care Alliance

  • Location: Boston, MA

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization dedicated to improving care for individuals who are dually eligible for MassHealth (Medicaid) and Medicare with complex medical, behavioral health and social needs, including those with disabilities. With more than 32,000 members, CCA offers two plans: Senior Care Grant Cooper is seeking a Medical Director, Addition Services to serve Commonwealth Care Alliance in Boston, MA. Learn more or apply within!Options (HMO SNP), for individuals ages 65 and older who have Medicare and MassHealth Standard or only MassHealth Standard; and One Care, a Massachusetts demonstration program for dual eligible individuals ages 21 to 64. For three consecutive years, CCA’s One Care plan received a top consumer rating for quality and access in the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) national survey of Medicare-Medicaid Plans (2016, 2017 and 2018), administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). For 2020, CCA’s Senior Care Options received 4 Stars out of 5 possible Stars, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Star Ratings.

In addition to its health plans, CCA offers a provider arm: Commonwealth Community Care centers. These care centers include three primary care, disability-competent community care centers, two community-based Crisis Stabilization Units, and a health innovation accelerator in partnership with Winter Street Ventures. Depending on each patient’s needs and abilities, Commonwealth Community Care may provide care in the patient’s home or in one of several specially equipped, accessible care practices. Staff are available 24/7 and coordinate care as needed with the patient’s preferred services and providers, as well as with the people in their life.

Position Overview

The Medical Director, Addiction Services will provide clinical oversight and leadership as well as direct care to CCA’s members with complex psychiatric, behavioral, medical needs and addiction. This position is responsible for providing addiction oversight to Commonwealth Care Alliance’s addiction program, with particular focus on engagement with clinicians to ensure the successful achievement of key programmatic and quality objectives. This position will work with the Chief of Psychiatry and the Vice President of Behavioral Health to lead the development of clinical practice guidelines in the management of substance use disorders informed by an understanding of the impact of social determinants, ensure appropriate clinical supervision of advanced practice clinicians as needed, spearhead substance use related clinical quality, education, and performance improvement initiatives , clinical risk management, achieve organizational and individual patient quality outcomes, and support clinical best practice adoption with specific focus on furthering the integration of addiction services and primary care services. In addition, this position will assist in the development and management of a high performing addiction treatment network. This role will include approximately 60% clinical direct patient care.

Qualifications

  • MD or DO degree, Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry
  • Board Certification in Addiction or comparable level of experience in the treatment of substance use disorders required. Suboxone certification essential
  • 1+ years of experience (residency is considered)
  • High job complexity, requiring an advanced level of skill and both clinical and operational expertise. High tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Passion to meet the needs of underserved patient populations and commitment to act on social determinants of health