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Wellpath Medical Director in Columbia, South Carolina

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

About this role

Our Medical Director is responsible for the clinical elements of the entire system, including professional duties, and provides direct care to patients and consultation to professional staff.

What you bring to the table


  • Graduate of an Accredited Medical School.

  • Successful completion of a Post-graduate training program in a Primary Care discipline (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, etc.).


  • Seven (7) years professional experience providing primary care to persons within a mental health treatment environment, with two (2) years at the administrative clinical level, assistant director or its equivalent.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical concepts and applications, financial reports, and legal documents.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Must be able to act as a competent liaison between the organization and the community.


  • Active and unencumbered license to practice medicine in the state of South Carolina.

  • Active and unrestricted DEA privileges & State Controlled Substance Registration in South Carolina.

  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in a Primary Care discipline.

What you will do

  1. Assumes responsibility for medical program, as required by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards.

  2. Consults with medical specialists to provide advice and expertise in their respective areas.

  3. Provides professional consultation for all professionals in the system.

  4. Provides medical serves to patients during scheduled sessions.

  5. Supervises clinical services provided by the professional staff, i.e., functions as “healthy authority.”

  6. Oversees Quality Assurance program, including patient complaints, sanitation, infection control, and development of appropriate criteria.

  7. Serves as chairman of the Medical Meeting and Clinical Care Meeting.

  8. Reviews and approves the treatment protocols, clinical policies and procedures, and the fire and disaster plan as needed but no less than annually.

  9. Ensures a continuing in-service education program.

  10. Serves as liaison with health care providers in the community.

  11. Participates in the credentialing process (Medical Executive Committee, peer reviews, etc).

  12. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  13. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  14. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  15. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options

  • Time off & leave benefits

  • 401K

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Parental benefits

  • Perks and discounts

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Job 21-92586

Facility Columbia Regional Care Center

Type Full-Time

Shift Day 8 hour

Recruiter Matthew Sundel