Behavioral Health Services Regional Medical Director

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham | US-MA-Marlborough | US-MA-Worcester | US-MA-Whitinsville
Minimum Education Required
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Business Unit
Behavioral Health


Starting Salary: $265,000


Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.


The Behavioral Health Regional Medical Director (RMD) is a leadership and clinical role within Advocates’ Behavioral Health Services Division. The RMD serves as Medical Director for the clinics of an assigned region. The RMD, in conjunction with and at the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, is responsible for the development, oversight, and administration of medical services in the region. The RMD provides clinical supervision for assigned medical staff and delivers direct clinical services, including evaluating medical and psychosocial conditions, collaboratively developing and implementing treatment plans, prescribing medication as appropriate, monitoring and evaluating treatment progress, and providing consultation to staff and outside providers.


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Minimum Education Required



  • In conjunction with and at the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, oversees medical services within assigned region.
  • Provides consultation to regional director and clinic directors in support of clinic operations to ensure the provision of high-quality care.
  • Provides clinical supervision, including chart reviews and annual performance appraisals, of assigned medical staff (physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)).
  • Maintains and meets requirements of Prescriptive Practice Guidelines agreements with APRNs who are without independent prescriptive practice authority.
  • Ensures compliance of assigned medical staff with state, federal and insurance regulations regarding psychiatric service provision and medication prescription.
  • Ensures compliance of assigned medical staff with Advocates medical and psychiatric policies and procedures and provides input as needed for development of new policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with Clinical Directors, ensures that administrative functions of assigned medical staff are being managed promptly, including chart documentation, required trainings, licensure, and guardianship paperwork.
  • In conjunction with Clinical Directors, manages and promptly responds to critical incidents, concerns, feedback, or complaints from people served, funders, community partners or other parties, in compliance with all policies, procedures, regulations and contractual requirements.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of APRNs and psychiatrists in conjunction with management staff to maintain adequate medical staffing.
  • Works with Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Directors to identify regional service and program needs, develop new services, and design and implement systems of care.
  • Available either onsite or remotely, per clinic needs. Must have ability to be onsite as needed.
  • Provides medical, psychiatric, and medical-legal service and consultation to people served by Advocates.
  • Monitors efficacy and adverse effects of prescribed medications.
  • Provides teaching and consultation to other members of the multidisciplinary team, including students, if assigned.
  • Provides collaborative leadership in diagnosis, formulation, treatment planning, and risk management.
  • Coordinates care with other medical specialists and institutions and communicates with family members and other agencies involved as needed.
  • Actively participates in the Quality Assurance/Improvement process of the division.
  • Maintains all records in accordance with applicable policies and procedures and completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Practices in general accordance with the treatment philosophy of Advocates.
  • Maintains open, collaborative, and collegial relationships with internal and external team members.
  • Attends and actively participates in supervision, clinical rounds, and medical staff meetings.
  • Provides on call-responsibilities, same day triage, and consultation to persons served, team members, and other staff, as appropriate and needed, including through Urgent Care and Mobile Crisis Intervention.
  • Ensures the people Advocates serves are treated with dignity and respect in accordance with Advocates Human Rights Policy.
  • Adheres to all principles related to the Advocates Way.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Strictly follows all agency Performance Standards.
  • Attends trainings as assigned and maintains necessary certifications required by Advocates.
  • Follows agency and appropriate licensing policies regarding professional ethics and confidentiality.



  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school.
  • Board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (candidates may be accepted if board eligible, if the candidate demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Chief Medical Officer comparable experience and competence).
  • Current, valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in Massachusetts.
  • Current, valid, and unrestricted DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registrations.
  • Ability to maintain professional liability insurance coverage of a minimum of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
  • Satisfactory report from the National Practitioner Data Bank and absence of Medicare/Medicaid sanctions.
  • Currently practicing a minimum of 20 hours per week, defined as direct service, supervision, or clinical administration.
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Commitment to Advocates values and mission.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and speak English. Bi-/tri-lingual (English/Spanish/Portuguese) preferred.
  • Understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Ability to utilize electronic health records efficiently and effectively in the provision and documentation of care.
  • Current and valid driver’s license and access to an operational and insured automobile.

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 


Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.


Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.


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