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Mackenzie Stuart is working with one of the leading outpatient substance abuse treatment organizations in the United States. They are looking for a Medical Director who will be responsible overseeing the medical operations for multiple outpatient treatment facilities, in addition to having medical responsibility for all patients enrolled in the programs. This individual will provide direction to the medical team including physician and ensures coordination with the clinical counseling team. The Medical Director must be able to assess those applying for admission, as well as the physical and mental stability required for outpatient substance abuse treatment. Ensuring adherence to state and federal regulations, accreditation standards and company policies and procedures.


Our client is a leading outpatient addiction treatment organization, with thirty-five locations currently, and will have fifty-five locations within the twelve months. Their goal is to enable those suffering with opioid use disorder, to be able to access affordable and respectful treatment. Their model is based on clinical best practices and outcome measures. This is done through an amalgamation of weekly outpatient therapy, community support and medication to manage the withdrawal.

My client strongly believes that long-term recovery from opioids is linked to component of life that are outside the reach of medical care, therefore my client’s model is intended to fit into the schedules of patient’s normal life by incorporating new technologies, therapies, and concepts into the management of their patients. This reflected in their abstinence rates.


The Medical Director will have many responsibilities, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensure the completion of assessment physicals, annual physicals, laboratory testing, medical histories consistent with state and federal regulations, and accreditation standards.
  • Screen patients for medical co-morbidities and evaluate co-existing medical conditions to identify potential medical impact/drug interactions, to include over the counter medications.
  • Review laboratory testing results and documentation from other healthcare professionals and manage each patient according to established best practice, accreditation, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Write medical orders based upon individual needs of the patient and sign off on all medical orders within 74 hours.
  • Provide medical input into total treatment program philosophy, patient care and treatment services.
  • Work with medical, clinical, and administrative staff to provide consultation in the formulation and implementation of each patient’s medical treatment.
  • Conduct training, supervision and community education as requested.
  • Ensures treatment center meets all accreditation standards related to include health, medical, and safety issues.
  • Participate in peer reviews for other Medical Directors and/or Physicians as requested in order to comply with accrediting agency requirements.

Regulatory compliance is a key component of this role and they will be required to comply with all federal, state, and local regulatory agency, and accrediting agency requirements. The Medical Director must comply with the organizations policy and procedure regarding the Licensed Independent Practitioner credentialing process. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Compliance and Quality Assurance, all complaints, investigations, litigation or potential litigation must be reported immediately.

The Medical Director will also have a responsibility for training and must participate in all training as required by federal, state local and accrediting bodies.

Candidate Requirements

The suitable candidate must have an active State medical license with current State controlled substance registration and federal DEA certificate with DATA 2000 waiver number and provide documentation of renewal on or before expiration date. Additionally, to meeting these qualifications, the candidate will also possess a combination of the following: efficiency, problem solver, ethical, high integrity, sound judgement, organized etc.

Key skills desired include versatile problem solving, and decision making under pressure in both high stress and fast paced environments whilst staying calm and composed. Applicants must be able to and have a valid, clean driver’s licence to travel up to 50% of the time, rarely overnight.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: CW:MD-OH

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Salary Range

$200,000 - 250,000


Ohio, US