Medical Director in Washington, DC at Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

Career Snapshot

Career Description

This position is a member of the medical team and supports and leads the medical care and treatment of the persons served. Under the direction of the Executive Director, Behavioral Health DC, the Medical Director will provide effective, efficient and appropriate behavioral health services (assessment, diagnosis, pharmacology), health screenings and other health review assessments in order to serve the healthcare needs of VOACC consumers.

  • Current Medical Licensed in the District of Columbia.
  • Current Federal DEA License in the District of Columbia. 
  • Minimum five (5) years of residency training.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience practicing as a primary care or psychiatric care within a community health center (FQHC) or Clinic serving individuals with mental illness, behavioral health concerns or related co-occurring health conditions such as substance abuse, trauma and chronic health conditions. 
  • Degree in Medicine from an accredited United States Medical University.  If degree is from outside of the United States, must provide degree review and validated by the Word Educational Services.  
  • Must have CPR/First Aide certification.
  • Trained in cultural competency and working with diverse populations.
  • Competent organizational and time management skills.
  • Decision-making and communication skills a must.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Compassionate nature with the ability to make patients feel at ease.
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Must have experience with electronic medical records systems
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual in any language a plus. 


  • Supervises the full range of medical staff (Nursing, Behavioral Health nursing, Health Homes) regarding all behavioral health and medical needs/services. 
  • Provides clinical consultation to all behavioral health teams (LICSWs, LPCs, CSWs) at The Hope Center
  • Provide the full range of psychiatric/medical diagnosis, assessment, treatment planning and pharmacology for all VOAC patients under the care of the behavioral health clinic at the Hope Center DC.
  • Participate in the analysis, evaluation and planning of any health or behavioral health initiatives being considered by the Hope Center DC.
  • Prepare clear and concise written and oral reports for stakeholders, VP of MD Regions and others as needed.    
  • Has the opportunity to conduct in-service training programs to both medical and behavioral health staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned depending on the needs of the program and direction of the program by the immediate supervisor.


  • Participate as the lead physician member of the multi-disciplinary patient care team at The Hope Center.
  • Complete all billable notes of service rendered within agency standards.
  • Evaluate and review the work of other medical providers at The Hope Center DC for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation under peer review.
  • Community collaboration with key health and community stakeholders; and as needed communication with external funding sources (DBH, DHCF, ACDC).
  • Participate fully in the multi-disciplinary treatment team process as the key medical provider for  The Hope Center DC treatment programs.


  • Becomes the internal subject matter expert on patient centered care.
  • Becomes a core member of the Hope Center DC treatment teams.
  • Maintain effective relationships and communication with external funding sources (DBH, DHCF, ACDC).
  • Creates and maintains an environment of care for persons served and becomes a value member of the community.