Gateway Foundation

Gateway Foundation, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization committed to serving individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. Since 1968, Gateway has continuously adapted to provide treatment to meet and exceed the needs of our patients and communities. We are dedicated to making a difference - we care about our patients, their recovery, their health and their future. Gateway employs over 1,300 people in six states, serving over 30,000 patients a year. In addition to professional development opportunities, Gateway Foundation offers employees a market-competitive total rewards package.
The Medical Director is responsible for developing, revising and monitoring all medical protocols, policies, and procedures. Conducts reviews of physicians and other medical personnel at residential and outpatient facilities. Performs audits of medical records and procedures conducted by Gateway consulting physicians. Assures medical policies and practices are in compliance with licensing and accreditation standards.


• Perform physical examinations on clients when required by the DSAMH regulations or when determined necessary by Physician
• Consult with Gateway staff to address and follow up on medical problems diagnosed during physical examinations
• Refer clients for medical, surgical, obstetric, prenatal or psychiatric treatment or laboratory services as determined necessary
• Review and sign or countersign appropriates medical and administrative forms, initial assessment summary and treatment plans for Gateway clients when necessary
• Provide telephone consultation to Gateway staff concerning the medical and health needs of Gateway clients
• Provide consultation to the nursing staff in performance of their assigned duties
• Attend Quality Improvement Committee meetings when requested
• May order laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained
• Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with center and executive managers, medical professionals
• Attends the Medical Committee quarterly meeting in person or by phone conference.


• Knowledge of medical standards, practices, policies and procedures
• Current professional license to practice medicine in the state of Delaware with primary specialist in psychiatry, Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
• Current certification and recognition by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as a qualified medical practitioner in addictions medicine
• Suboxone certified prescriber preferred
• Expertise in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience with detox protocols
• Knowledge of medical standards and best practices as related to substance abuse treatment and typical medical issues related to abuse of legal and illegal chemical substances
• Ability to plan and oversee the medical treatment of these conditions, and to evaluate the effectiveness and abilities of other medical professionals treatment; at a level normally acquired through over 7 years progressively more responsible, related experience in the medical field
• Ability to treat clients on-site two to ten hours per week with additional availability for on-call duties

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Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities, females, individuals with a disability and protected veterans.

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