Primary Care Physician- Diversion Center

Title:                      Primary Care Physician

Location:              Diversion Center

The Public Health Diversion Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Their infractions are non-violent, low level offenses including loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. Our goal is to help participants begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. There will be an OASAS licensed outpatient clinic on site that will provide services to participants who are eligible.  The average length of stay is 5 days.  

Overall Responsibilities:

The Primary Care Physician provides consultation and supervision to on-site medical staff, prescribes medication as needed, and participates in quality assurance and utilization review activities. The Primary Care Physician is responsible for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of patients within the scope of the Health Center. It is preferred the candidate is experienced in ambulatory detox, Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) with a waiver to prescribe suboxone for opioid use disorder and utilizes a harm reduction approach for treatment of substance use disorders. Buprenorphine waiver is required within 3 months of hire.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Provides medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician

  • Responsible for consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, when deemed necessary according to the Health Center protocol

  • Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients

  • Provides medical supervision to medical staff

  • Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs

  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance management and utilization review

  • Participates in community outreach programs

  • Contributes to the overall functioning of the department

  • Maintains patient records in accordance with the policies of the department

  • Maintains all New York State and federal licensing requirements as current according with the department’s credentialing policy

  • Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Performs related work as required

  • Completes 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits

  • Participates in Departmental meetings and conferences

 

 

Qualifications:

  • M.D or DO Board Eligible/Board Certified in internal medicine or family practice (Required) / Addiction Medicine (Preferred)

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York (Required)

  • Experience with MAT and has a waiver to prescribe Suboxone

  • Addiction medicine experience, with a waiver to prescribe suboxone and harm-reduction evidence-based care model preferred

  • Significant community based medical experience, work with homeless population preferred

  • Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills

  • The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and create and coordinate schedules

  • Must have the ability to interface with participants as well as all levels of staff

  • Must have experience with electronic health records and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially WORD and EXCEL

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org