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Associate Medical Director - Psychiatry (Part time 20 hrs - Hybrid)

University of Massachusetts Medical School
One Ashburton Place

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The Associate Medical Director (AMD) for Psychiatry, under the direction of the Medical Director for Behavioral Health, is responsible for providing clinical expertise in the area of behavioral health to the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA), the Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). The AMD will provide clinical subject matter expertise for the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral health policy in OBH, MassHealth programs, and EOHHS, will provide strategic leadership on priority areas such as population behavioral health, medical and behavioral health integration, and behavioral health clinical quality and performance improvement, will participate in the development and evaluation of clinical standards and guidelines for MassHealth behavioral health services, and will serve as a clinical resource for OCA, OBH, MassHealth, and EOHHS programs.


Provide clinical support and expertise to OCA, OBH, and MassHealth programs and clinical staff for the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral health policy, including new care delivery and payment reform models, such as value-based care, primary care-behavioral health integration, and ACO programming. Participate with the OCA, OBH, MassHealth, and EOHHS leadership and program staff in strategic planning to develop, define, implement, and evaluate long term clinical plans, strategies, and improvement opportunities, particularly around population behavioral health, medical and behavioral health integration, and behavioral health clinical quality and performance improvement.Support the Medical Director of Behavioral Health, OBH, OCA, and Programs with the development and implementation of clinical, quality, and analytics initiatives and quality/performance improvement projects.Participate in OCA, OBH, and MassHealth activities to monitor, report upon, and make recommendations regarding quality, clinical effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of MassHealth behavioral health and medical services and programs and provide recommendations to programs managers in designing and operationalizing program improvements.Participate/lead in the development of policies, clinical standards, guidelines, criteria, and algorithms for use in MassHealth behavioral health and medical services, ensuring adherence to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, and review Managed Care Entities’ (MCEs’) policies.Support Programs in reviewing specifications for all covered services.Provide clinical consultation and guidance to the activities of behavioral health and medical program managers and on clinically complex cases.Provide updates and consult with OCA, OBH, and MassHealth managers on new evidence-based treatments, technologies, innovations, and policies.Participate in communications with MassHealth behavioral health and medical providers, vendors, and stakeholders, and educate physicians and others on current MassHealth policy and programs.Serve as a liaison to the mental health and substance abuse authorities and sister agencies.Participate in task forces, workgroups, and other OCA, OBH, MassHealth, EOHHS meetings as designated by the Medical Director for Behavioral Health. Participate in the establishment of departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.Provide clinical leadership and mentoring for the OCA, OBH, and MassHealth staff and work collaboratively with both clinical and non-clinical team members.Perform other similar and related duties as required or as directed.


REQUIRED EDUCATIONMedical Doctor or Doctor of OsteopathyREQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCEActively licensed to practice medicine without restriction in Massachusetts throughout his/her employment with OCABoard certified in psychiatry and minimum 5 years of experience in direct patient care Half-time position; hybrid model- combination of virtual and in-personPREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE (if applicable)Expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry is preferred A graduate degree in Public Health or Public Policy or other advanced degree in business or healthcare is desirable.

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Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

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  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
  • Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.
  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
  • Proud Contributors - People at UMMS enjoy the feeling of going to work every day knowing what they do is truly important and worthwhile.
  • Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 


UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

24/7 Access to Employment Opportunities – iCIMS is our online job search and application system.  iCIMS is available 24/7 to provide you with a convenient and up-to-date view of the available employment opportunities across our campuses. Updates are made daily and include all faculty and non-faculty position listings from every school and department within the UMMS. When you identify a position you are interested in and qualified for, apply online. New opportunities become available frequently so it pays to check back often!


With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

• People Centered - UMMS is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs.

• Commitment to Healthy Living - UMMS provides resources to help you balance work and life and encourages healthy living through great programs and discounts for fitness, physical activity, weight management, nutritional counseling and general wellness available through our health insurance plans.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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