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Associate Medical Director - Behavioral Health

Department: Behavioral Health
Location: Houston, TX

Position Summary - CVs Must be Submitted to be Considered

The Associate Medical Director (AMD) supports the Medical Director (MD) in overseeing the respective service line.

Essential Duties & Functions

Assist the Medical Director with the following:

  • Clinician’s PTO management in collaboration with SD, including holiday schedules and blackout periods as determined by the organization.
  • Management of CME time and reimbursement requests.
  • Service recovery reports (Patient complaints).
  • Guidance to individual clinicians about patient terminations, in collaboration with compliance.
  • Supervise/manage clinicians at site level.
  • Manage behavioral concern pertaining to clinician
  • Provider on-boarding as determined by on boarding procedure.
  • Provider off-boarding as determined by off boarding procedure.
  • Provide support to on site clinicians with logjams and workflow issues.
  • Check in with clinicians at their site routinely.
  • Schedule at least one half day at clinic site for onsite visit per week
  • Support clinicians with schedule templates, coverage, daily issues, and locums (in collaboration with SD).
  • Assist with panel management
  • Oversight of productivity and quality of assigned team members
  • Meet with assigned SD and other AMD at least monthly
  • Will be assigned to PMO (Project Management Office) as needed, to attend and represent the clinical perspective of the agency
  • Assist in Ongoing Chart Review monitoring
  • Assist with recruitment and interviewing as requested.
  • Desktop coverage as necessary
  • In collaboration with MD, complete performance reviews as required (90 day, yearly, etc.).
  • Serve as a mentor to help guide clinician as needed
  • Participate as backup on call
  • Lead service line specific all provider monthly meeting if MD is not available, with adequate notice from MD to allow for preparation.
  • In collaboration with MD, to oversee locums labs and desktop
  • Assist in organizing team building activities
  • Maintain regular clinic hours for a percentage of FTE as determined with Medical Director, as detailed on the service line’s clinical job description.
  • Maintain CLIA license and SDO for their home clinic
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Certifications, Licenses, & Training

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school as M.D., D.O.
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Credentialed and privileged according to Legacy’s standards and practices


  • 5 years clinical experience post-residency completion
  • 2 years leadership experience

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