UnitedHealth Group Addiction Medicine Physician - Nashville, TN in Nashville, Tennessee

TeamMD is a new model of care focused on transforming care for high-risk Medicare and Medicaid patients. We are currently expanding our team in Tennessee, and we are looking for a practicing Addiction Medicine Physician Specialist who can bring compassion, behavioral health and addiction expertise, energy, and focus to this work.

In this role, you will serve as a treating physician for individuals with the disease of addiction, of those with substance-related health conditions, and of individuals who show unhealthy use of substances such as nicotine, alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs. You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to engage resources and strategies to address medical, behavioral, functional, and social barriers to care. The successful candidate will be involved in program development and oversight for this clinic-based (1) medication assisted treatment and (2) outpatient programs for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

If you are located in close proximity to Nashville, TN, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing support for individuals with complex addiction and substance related health conditions

  • Lead clinical team focused on recovery or persons showing unhealthy use of substances including nicotine, alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs

  • Assess risk potential, provide and supervise addiction interventions, triage phone calls, and prescribe appropriate medications as needed

  • Complete full and appropriate documentation to support professional billing for services

  • Provide education regarding illness and prognosis to assist with clarification of patient and family goals of care and support development of a comprehensive care plan

  • Engage with community-based primary care and behavioral health providers to advocate for appropriate treatment and services when needed

  • Provide input to organizational quality initiatives and develop ongoing staff education

  • Develop guidelines and strategies to identify and manage complex addiction-related illnesses, and co-occurring service needs for TeamMD patients

  • Participate in collaborative multidisciplinary team meetings and case reviews to optimize clinical integration, efficiency, and effectiveness of service delivery

Required Qualifications:

  • Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

  • Active and unrestricted medical license as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) within Tennessee

  • Current resident of Tennessee

  • 2 or more years of clinical practice, at least 1 of which is in Addiction Medicine

  • Current DEA licensure and prescriptive authority in state where applicable

  • Current certification to prescribe narcotic drugs in schedule III, IV, V, or combination of such drugs to patients for maintenance or detoxification treatment under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000)

  • Ability to work with diverse care teams in a variety of settings

  • Effective time management and communication skills

  • Experience managing complex psychiatric conditions

  • Computer literate and experience with Electronic Medical Records

  • Willingness to travel up to 50% for face to face meetings throughout the state of Tennessee

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent administrative, organizational and verbal skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Experience working with geriatric, Medicaid, and/or Medicare populations

  • Experience supervising or providing supervisory oversight to clinical staff

Careers at TeamMD: Imagine. Even as health care evolves and advances into a future of innovative new practice models, there are some lessons from the past that can make a huge difference. At TeamMD, a part of UnitedHealthcare Community & State and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we recognized the need for better care for individuals that integrates clinical services across, medical, behavioral, social, and functional domains. We created TeamMD to bring integrated , team-based care to these individuals. . If you’re looking for greater career impact and challenge, learn more. You’ll discover how this can become your life’s best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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