Psychiatric Health Plan Medical Director - MedStar Family Choice

Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Health Plan Behavioral Health Medical Director – MedStar Family Choice
Washington, D.C.

MedStar Family Choice offers a uniquely rewarding career in a major marketplace. Shape your future in health care in the kind of setting that's right for you and your practice. Become part of an organization that welcomes your experience and input—as a clinician and healthcare expert.

We are looking for a psychiatrist to join the MedStar Family Choice-District of Columbia (MFC-DC) team, our Medicaid managed care organization, as the health plan Behavioral Health Medical Director. In this position, your strong leadership skills and commitment to our team approach will facilitate excellent behavioral health and whole-person care for our District of Columbia residents. Your experience in health plan clinical and quality operations, utilization management, case management, quality improvement, grievances/appeals, and network management will build our integrated care models and value-based payment integration of medical and behavioral health services. The Behavioral Health Medical Director will work closely with the Senior Medical Director (Chief Medical Officer). Your knowledge of health records and the health information technology used by behavioral health providers, medical providers, and hospitals across the District will be essential to providing decisions in psychopharmacology and service-related support needs. The Behavioral Health Medical Director will articulate clear and effective consultation and advice skills with other community MedStar Family Choice-District of Columbia providers. This is a high-profile leadership position and it is important the Behavioral Health Medical Director establish positive relationships with the medical community and other stakeholders while supporting the mission, vision, and values of MedStar Family Choice-District of Columbia. The transactional responsibilities include daily review of current inpatients, precertification requests, pharmacy requests, review of emergency department visits, review of appeals, and consultations with nurse case managers and other associates to ensure the daily operations of the plan.

Qualified candidates must be board-certified in psychiatry and licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

As a MedStar Family Choice-DC clinician, you can expect:
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan

Be a part of a nationally-recognized health system and the largest provider of health services in the Baltimore/Washington region. With our vast resources and capabilities at your disposal, you can expand your clinical expertise. Enjoy a rich career and a quality of life unique to the mid-Atlantic region, which features a mix of urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Be the physician you were meant to be, here at MedStar Family Choice-District of Columbia.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.