Frontier Health
  • Johnson City, TN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Watauga Behavioral Health Services


Will provide direct professional treatment services to patients as assigned to include history and physical evaluations, case consultation, medication management and monitoring for side effects. Also participates in multi-disciplinary treatment planning at assigned locations, as appropriate.


Education:      M.D. or D.O. degree required.

Licensure:       Must possess current physician license and controlled substance license from Tennessee and/or Virginia.

Certification:  Must possess current Controlled Substances Registration Certificate for the US Drug Enforcement Administration.  Certification for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Buprenophine (Suboxone) Administration.

Experience:     Experience in clinical practice and community fieldwork preferred.

Knowledge/Skills:      Knowledgeable of medication usage and interactions.

                                    Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.

                                    Verbal/written communication skills.


Computer, fax, copier and any other equipment required to perform the functions of the position.


  1. Maintains active corporate medical staff membership in good standing.   -Complies with all medical staff Bylaws and credentialing policies and procedures
  2. Conducts history and physical evaluations for adult clients. -Outpatient: Maintains outpatient schedule sessions rendering a full-time or part-time equivalent per month
  3. Provides psychiatric management of clients through participation in multidisciplinary treatment planning process.
  4. Serves as a resource person to other clinical staff regarding psychiatric issues.
  5. Supervises psychiatric and/or family practice residents, as needed.
  6. Interacts with referral sources, particularly medical referral sources, in such a way as to enhance patient care and positive community relationships.
  7. Complete accurately and timely medical records in accordance with the standards of CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and other applicable accrediting, licensing, utilization review and payor agencies. -Meets expectation thresholds or approval indicators for Medical Records compliance
  8. Comply with relevant Frontier Health reimbursement rules and regulations, as applicable.
  9. Provide effective communication with Frontier Health staff, and regulatory agencies, managed care organizations, patients, and families in a appropriate and timely manner.
  10. Attends mandatory inservices annually and additional related training.
  11. Maintains current knowledge of available resources for client population and actively coordinates services with clinical staff.
  12. Maintains knowledge of agency policy and procedures, especially as they relate to functions of this position in timely documentation, AIMS testing, patient medication education, lab work, and sample medicating.
  13. Records ideas concisely and clearly and in a timely manner in keeping with clinical records standards.
  14. Must possess knowledge of human behavior, psychopathology and understanding of the relationship of family and community on the individual.
  15. Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices and individual program planning staffings, as needed. -95% compliance
  16. All other duties as assigned.
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