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1099 Physician (MD/DO, Hybrid Role)

Groups Recover Together

London, KY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: HealthCare Services
  • Post Date: 03/28/2023
  • Website: joingroups.com
  • Company Address: , Burlington, MA
  • Salary Range: $410,000 - $410,000

About Groups Recover Together

Groups Recover Together is the national leader in value-based care for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) that is proven to help people beat addiction and get their lives back.

Job Description

 Overview

Groups Recover Together was founded in 2014 to make treatment for opioid addiction respectful, accessible and affordable. We empower our members to regain control of their lives through a combination of community support, outpatient weekly group therapy and medication to manage withdrawal using buprenorphine and naltrexone.

What differentiates Groups is the belief that long-term recovery from opioids is tied to aspects of life that are beyond the reach of traditional medical care. We approach fighting addiction as a team sport and provide each member with a care team that works together to ensure our members receive comprehensive, coordinated care. Our outpatient model is designed to fit into our member’s schedules so they can keep working and living a normal life.  As a result, our outcomes reflect the success of our model and the commitment of our members with 74% remaining in treatment after 6 months, 90% attending group therapy each week and 89% abstaining from illicit substances each week.

Groups has grown to become the national leader in value-based care for opioid use disorder that is proven to help our members beat addiction and get their lives back. We have over 9,000 members seen weekly via our fully virtual care model and have physical locations across the country with additional openings planned in 2023!

Physicians with Groups oversee patient care, supported by dedicated office staff experienced in addiction treatment (including a full-time staff of licensed addiction counselors, office coordinators and assigned Regional Management). Physicians work on a part-time/ supplemental basis to manage up to 275 patients across one or more clinic locations (patients treated is dependent on compatible schedule availability). Our National Medical Director, Dr. Gus Crothers, who maintains his Addiction Board Certification along with extensive personal experience working with Suboxone is available to provide guidance and consultation to those with less experience.
Responsibilities

Monitor patients' clinical progress at weekly group counseling sessions. Groups are run by specialized counseling staff; physicians participate by answering questions and managing patients’ medication dosing.
Authorize patients' prescriptions during monthly visits with patient panels.
Assist in conducting intakes, when needed. Physicians see pattensive evaluation by the counselor.
Complete all notes and reporting in Groups EMR system within required timeline (providers receive full orientation/ training on Clinical Protocols before eligible to begin work with Groups).

* We utilize strict protocols to guide clinical decision-making. We have also developed a unique, technology-driven and team-based clinical system that handles all day-to-day patient management and regulatory compliance. This allows physicians to focus exclusively on medical management.
Qualifications

Active State License / DEA in Kentucky
Board Certification
DEAX Waiver or Relevant Direct MAT Experience
Active Medicaid Prescriber (In-State)
Local Proximity to London Location
High comfort level with Technology: EMR, Telehealth software, Google products (Gmail, Google Docs/Sheets/Drive), mobile apps, etc.
For hybrid roles: access to reliable internet and telephone services, specifically download speeds over 40 Mbps and upload speeds over 10 Mbps as well as a strong WiFi signal from your remote work location.
In accordance with Groups’ duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our members and visitors; and the community at large from COVID-19.  Employees, defined as those who physically enter an office, provide member-facing, in-person treatment or who represent Groups in our community and to our payors, are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.  This role falls under such policy and qualified applicants are required to provide proof of compliance as a condition of employment.

Flexible Schedules:
Physicians in Kentucky make a limited time commitment of 5+ hours/weekly based on their availability (including evenings and weekends).


Superior Pay:
We provide above-market hourly compensation of $200/hour for attending group therapy and for conducting new patient intakes. Groups are run by specialized counseling staff; physicians participate by answering questions and managing patients’ medication dosing. For intakes, physicians see patients after they have already undergone an extensive evaluation by the counselor.

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