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Program Physician

Company: CODA
Location: Seaside
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

We are CODA. We are a not-for-profit, research focused behavioral health agency and the oldest opioid-addiction treatment facility in Oregon. We help adult clients whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges through compassionate, evidence-based care. Our comprehensive network of programs allow us to treat all forms of addiction at multiple levels of recovery through residential and outpatient care. We value our amazing employees and show it with excellent benefits, a supportive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research department.

Our positions are eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer matching, and up to 4 weeks paid time off in the first year. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities as well as professional development training and support.

The Program Physician is responsible for approving admissions for non-methadone treatment (e.g. suboxone, vivitrol, or alcohol treatment services) and collaborating with medical and management team to improve program procedures and outcomes.

In this position, a successful candidate will fulfil the following functions:

  • Provide direct patient care, approve all admissions, and manage ongoing treatment for opioid-dependent or alcohol-dependent patients.
  • Participate directly or indirectly in the medical assessment of new and existing patients.
  • Coordinate care with patients' primary care and other care providers, ensuring treatment continuity and safe prescribing practice.
  • Work closely with medical staff to ensure safe dispensing of medication, adherence to physician order sets, and accuracy of patient assessment.
  • Provide clinical supervision to medical staff who are involved in patients' care.
  • Collaborate with Medical and Program Directors on conducting performance evaluations of medical staff
  • Attend multidisciplinary treatment team meetings to ensure appropriate treatment of patients and other meetings as needed.
  • Provide on call medical coverage for patients, including fielding questions about medication administration or interactions and authorizing order changes Supervise and teach residents and fellows on rotation.
  • Collaborate with Medical and Program Directors on development of program policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the Medical and Program Directors to ensure safe clinical procedures and policies


In this position, the following are essential requirements:

  • Experience providing care to high risk, high need patients, including those diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience in the use of medication assisted treatment for patients with addictive disorders including suboxone induction and management and Extended release naltrexone (Vivitrol) induction and management.
  • Board Certified or board-eligible Family Physician or General Internist OR anesthesia and psychiatry board certification with similar background or experience.
  • Experience working within a medical home model.
  • Able to work well with a multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Current or able to obtain DATA wavier within one month of hire.

All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals in recovery must have a minimum of two years in recovery post-treatment to be considered for employment.

CODA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


Keywords: CODA, Hillsboro , Program Physician, Other , Seaside, Oregon

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