Integrated Medical Director – Primary Care / Behavioral Health- Watertown NY area

The Medical Director will be responsible for the oversight of behavioral health and primary care integration effort.This position will be responsible for clinical supervision and mentorship of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers and other health care personnel within the Health Center and Community Wellness Programs.

He/She will participate in and support Quality Improvement activities for both programs while performing administrative tasks and duties.A strong commitment to a vision of whole health and person centered care, using a multidisciplinary team, is essential.


Competency: Leading and mentoring providers

The ability to establish rapport quickly and to communicate effectively with consumers of healthcare, their family members and other providers

Continual interaction with clinical providers to ensure appropriate care is provided to patients

Works with clinical providers to incorporate evidence based guidelines into daily practice/workflows

Fosters integrated team development

Outlines clear expectations regarding team-based care, roles / responsibilities and workflow

Reviews and evaluates evidence based practice policies and practice standards

Competency: Oversite of Performance of providers

Ensures that provider documentation is concise, accurate and timely per policy and procedures

Continuous review and evaluation of provider’s performance working in conjunction with the Associate Medical Directors, Program / Nurse Manager and Chief Medical Officer, as necessary.

Utilizes systems to evaluate performance behaviors as it relates to direct care, treatment,discharge planning, follow up care and documentation

Assists in identifying areas of deficiency and creates and tracks corrective action

Competency: Participates in the recruitment, hiring and orientation of new Providers

Participates in the interview process for new clinical providers

Designs an orientation program for new providers in conjunction with the Associate Medical Directors, Program and Nurse Managers, to include but not limited to:
-practice routines
– on-call services
– policies, procedures, protocols and standards of practice
– documentation requirements
– successful demonstration of clinical competencies

Precepts new providers as needed

Provide mentorship as needed

Ensures that new staff are familiar with the hospital environment, clinical roles and hospital services provided

Works closely with the Quality Improvement Department and Medical Staff office to ensure physician/practitioner credentials are up to date.


Competency: Directs and influences activities within facility

Collaborates with Associate Medical Directors, Program and Nurse Managers in developing and revising patient care standards, protocols and procedures

Assists the Nurse and Program Manager in providing an environment for a coordinated and integrated team approach to patient care

Interacts with Program Manager and Nurse Manager to develop agenda for monthly staff meetings

Coordinate and lead monthly staff meetings

When required, participates in investigation, analysis and corrective action plans for complaints related to each department

Oversees peer review for the clinical providers on a monthly basis identifying trend issues, concerns and education opportunities

Attends monthly MEC/Medical Staff meetings

In collaboration with the Nurse Manager ensures compliance with the New York State Department of Health Code 405

In collaboration with the Program Manager ensure compliance with OMH regulations.
Understands and applies the philosophy/ mission

Align strategic direction with the overall strategic plan

Works with the Nurse Manager and Program Manager to determine staffing and equipment requirements

Will assist with required oversight of quality of care initiatives including performance against benchmarks, HEDIS dashboards, NCQA, ACO, IPA, and USPSTF, etc.

Adheres to Medical Staff bylaws.

Competency: Participates in formulating and revising clinical policies and procedures


Works with the Nurse Manager, Program Manager and other members of the healthcare team to develop and implement policies and procedures relating to clinical practice for each department

Assists development and implementation of a patient satisfaction survey and communicates areas for improvement

Competency: Participates in Quality Improvement Activities for each department

Participates with Nurse Manager and Program Manager in planning, promoting, and conducting quality improvement activities for the calendar year

Keeps medical staff members informed of Quality Improvement activities and outcomes
Participates in investigations of accidents, incidents and complaints and creates recommendations for corrective action

Accepts other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer or Chief Executive Officer


Competency: Remains up to date in specialty area of practice


Participates in continuing education programs and maintains board certification

Adheres to mandatory annual requirements

Remains current with required certifications

Participates in Policy and Procedure committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee


Graduate of an accredited AMA/AACOM approved medical school

Board Eligible or Board Certified in Family Medicine or Psychiatry with verified designated training in the other field

Eligible for a New York State Medical License

Credentialing approval for delineation of privileges from the Medical Staff and Board of Trustees at Hospital.

For more information contact Kelly Verzillo