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Connections Health Solutions

Medical Director

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Chantilly, VA
Full Time
Day Shifts


Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Pension (401K)

Education & Experience Requirements

Professional Certificate
3 - 4 years of experience preferred

Job Description


We’re not just behavioral health people—we’re crisis people.

Connections has built a model that combines medical and recovery-oriented treatment that gets people connected to community-based resources and back to their lives faster. Our aim is for solutions, not just stop-gaps. Real support, not restriction. We have proven that our model improves access, creates hope and makes the behavioral health crisis system work better, and we’re finding better ways to do it every day.

Our story

Originally founded by two emergency room psychiatrists, Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson, Connections Health Solutions brings 30 years of experience serving individuals in crisis and operates two of the nation’s largest and most studied crisis response centers in Phoenix and Tucson Arizona. Since opening our doors we have provided care and treatment for hundreds of thousands of individuals in crisis.


What Youll Do:

This position performs administrative functions and serves as a key leader for the facility. Directs care through identification and implementation of treatment approaches and guidelines for the facility. Leads, coordinates, and provides medical/clinical services to specified individuals within the facility. The Medical Director is responsible for all psychiatric care provided in the facility, from an administrative (50%) and direct care perspective (50%).

Performs medical review of all clinical practices, including safety protocols.

Functions as site representative/clinical leader regarding clinical care and practices for regulatory agencies, facility and external stakeholders.

Facilitates direct clinical care for at least 50% of the work week. Acts as a point of clinical contact and supervisory role in-person or by telecommunication at all hours of the day/week (PTO excluded). Serves as an Administrator on Call for the Leadership Team.

As appropriate, functions as collaborating physician for midlevel providers within the facility.

Provides clinical guidance to clinical services staff for escalated clinical cases. Serves as a point of contact at all hours of the day/week. Performs duties of Medical Services Manager in their absence.

Ensures professional conduct and manages conflict resolution of Clinical Services staff. Reviews, participates in, and engages in corrective actions as indicated.

Responsible for interviewing, hiring, creating an on-boarding process, and termination of Clinical Services staff.

Participates in the facility Leadership Team, which is responsible for the development and implementation of processes that support the strategic mission of the company.

Serves as the attending psychiatrist to specified individuals. Completes initial psychiatric assessments, crisis interventions, family interventions, focused crisis diagnostic assessments, assessments of capacity for consent to treatment, risk assessments, individual education, progress towards treatment goals, and discharge planning including medical, psychological, social, behavioral and developmental aspects of the individual’s care, treatment, and services.

Collaborates with other personnel to ensure that each treatment modality is appropriate for the individual in addition to working with outside psychiatric providers in crisis and inpatient services.

Serves on the Medical Executive Committee as well as other committees when clinical expertise is required.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


What Youll Bring:

Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine

Completion of approved psychiatric residency training programs, in the delivery of mental health treatment of adults.

3 years of post-residency psychiatric care experience

Licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine

Board Certificated

Unrestricted DEA license and X license

Addiction-credentialed physician or physician with experience in addiction medicine

It would be great if you had:

Strong trainng and certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Prior administrative experience

Knowledge and experience with DBHDS and DMAS regulations

What We Offer:

Comprehensive health insurance, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity

Company paid Basic Life, Short and Long-Term Disability

Voluntary Life insurance option

Health Savings Accounts (with employer contribution)

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employee Assistance Program to help with confidential emotional support, work life solutions, financial solutions, legal assistance, or online support

Online Subscription to Headspace, a digital mindfulness and meditation platform

401k Plan with company match

Paid time off and 7 paid Holidays

The Company has a mandatory vaccination policy. All successful applicants must be fully vaccinated, including showing proper documentation, or otherwise be exempt pursuant to the Company’s exemption process prior to their start date as a condition of employment.