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Associate Director, Behavioral Health & Addiction Med

Status:  Full-time

Location:  TBD


The Behavioral and Addiction Medicine Associate Medical Director is the lead clinician at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGFHC) responsible for delivery of quality Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine (BH/AM) services to patients of the center. The Associate Director functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team within the scope of his or her medical practice, but also provides administrative oversight and clinical direction to professional providers on treatment of BH/AM disorders. The Associate Director leads all quality initiatives as it pertains to treatment of BH/AM disorders and chairs the BH/AM Compliance Performance Improvement Committee.  This position is contingent on external funding.

Education, Training, Licensing and Credentialing


  • Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) from an accredited school of medicine
  • Current unrestricted license from the Michigan Licensing Board to practice as a physician in the State of Michigan
  • Annual continuing medical education as required by Board specialty
  • Must be registered and have current DEA, DPS, and other such certificates to legally operate a practitioner in the State of Michigan
  • Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty
    • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification
    • Board Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
    • Minimum of 30 Hours of CME specific to Addiction Medicine (may be completed during first year of employment)
  • Completion of an accredited residency program in an appropriate medical specialty or equivalent experience based upon then current training standards.



  • Data Waive 2000 Licensed in the State of Michigan.
  • Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Experience and Skills


  • Minimum of five years clinical work experience
  • Knowledge of advanced principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation.
  • Knowledge of American Society Of Addiction Medicine protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the UGLFHC’s current operational protocols
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient’s needs
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public
  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Michigan Medical Practice Act and related statutes governing the treatment of Addictive Disorders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills


  • Knowledge of public health principles and practice
  • Administrative, management, compliance, process improvement, and budget development experience
  • Experience working within a Federally Qualified Health Center

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.