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Associate Medical Director

Position Location: NY - Latham   Workday Schedule: Weekdays Only
FTE Status: Full time   Workday Start Time: 08:00am
Scheduled Weekly Work Hrs: 40   Workday End Time: 05:00pm
Job Family: Clinical, MD   Variable Work Schedule:
ID: 30753    



ValueOptions® is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 130,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential.


At ValueOptions, it’s more than a job.   Our employees embrace the company vision of helping people lead healthier lives.  The over 3,100 employees on our team enjoy challenging career growth in an environment that values integrity, innovation, consumer engagement and joint accountability.  Employees have access to comprehensive benefit packages; corporate discounts; continuing education opportunities, including our online learning portal, and more.   At ValueOptions we strive to build a boundless culture and community of professionals that includes honest, open and free-flowing communication.  We are passionate about the work we do. 

If you have a passion to make a difference and a thirst to actively develop your knowledge and skills, join the ValueOptions team!


We are currently seeking a dynamic Associate Medical Director to join our team at our office in Latham, NY.  The Associate Medical Director will be responsible for assisting the Medical Director in the management and supervision of authorization and utilization review processes for mental health and substance abuse services provided in inpatient, alternative and outpatient care setting and ensure that clinical care is accessible, of the highest quality and cost effective.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Medical Director in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of Utilization Management policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Medical Director by assuming responsibility for the scheduling, reporting, vacation planning, clinical supervision, inter-rater reliability and administrative work of Physician/Peer Advisor staff.
  • Educates Physician/Peer Advisors and Care Managers about VOI policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the formulation of clinical utilization forecasts.
  • Assists in the writing, design and implementation of medical policy/procedures and level of care guidelines.

 Position Requirements:

Education: M.D. or D.O. Degree from an accredited medical school.  Board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Licensure:  Current, valid and unrestricted license in New York

Relevant Work Experience:   Five to eight years of clinical practice and board certification; three years direct managed care experience, preferably in mental health; experience at a mental health facility with inpatient and outpatient care required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of medical care delivery system, utilization management, quality improvement, peer review, contracting, benefits interpretation, provider relations and member service.
  • Knowledge, experience and proven success in the operations of a prepaid delivery system.


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ValueOptions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.

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