Partners Behavioral Health Management in Gastonia, NC

Partners is seeking an Associate Medical Director. Partners is a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization that contracts with the NC Department of Health and Human Services to manage behavioral health services for eight counties in NC. Partners ensures everyone who lives in those counties and is covered by Medicaid or state insurance or has no insurance receives the best possible services for mental health, substance use disorder, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Job Summary:
The Associate Medical Director (AMD) in conjunction with the Chief Medical Officer provides medical leadership to the Clinical Operations Department. The AMD provides oversight and/or ensures medical necessity, authorization/non-authorization of service requests, practice guidelines, utilization management (UM) procedures, UM plan implementation, care management activities, quality improvement projects, stakeholder relationships, qualifications of provider, and management of adverse incidents and sentinel events.

Job Requirements:
Completion of Medical school and of a residency in Psychiatry and child psychiatry are required; must be Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; must be licensed to practice in at least one state and obtain an unrestricted NC license to practice medicine. Five years’ experience in psychiatry and child psychiatry and experience in dealing with the intellectually/developmentally delayed population.

Managed care and community mental health experience, or experience with Medicaid and other publicly served population strongly preferred. Minimum five years of clinical experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:
Partners offers a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates should apply online at

(posting expires 12/17/18)