BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MEDICAL DIRECTOR
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) seeks a Behavioral Health Medical Director to provide senior level leadership in support of the Agency’s mission and in advancing the quality of care provided to the Commonwealth’s Medicaid and FAMIS beneficiaries while promoting the effective and efficient delivery of that care. The Behavioral Health Medical Director is responsible for the development and implementation of evidence-based clinical guidelines, utilization controls, and quality measures for the behavioral health services in the Virginia Medicaid program, which serves over 1 million Virginians. This position advises the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Director of Complex Care and Services on strategic behavioral health policy and quality improvement initiatives which will improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care including implementation of clinical and payment models that support integrated behavioral health and physical health. The Behavioral Health Medical Director will also serve as a consultant and participant for other internal DMAS initiatives that require behavioral health and clinical expertise such as the Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program. Applicants for this position must have completed medical school and an approved residency in Psychiatry, including General Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Requires a current medical license to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Board Certification or eligibility for Board Certification in Psychiatry or a Psychiatry subspecialty with extensive years of clinical experience.