Medical Provider - Full Time

Canaan, CT


The medical provider promotes and maintains health and wellness by providing medical services to Mountainside clients under the supervision of the Medical Director. He/she will perform history and physical exams upon intake, medical sick visits, and lab reviews. He/she will order EKGs, labs,  medications, and enter referrals when indicated. The medical provider will participate in daily rounds and will function as part of the multi-disciplinary team. Flexible schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Perform physical examinations; obtain, update and review medical histories; identify any current/active medical issues to be addressed during detox stay
•    Determine, based on initial assessment and examination that client is at appropriate level of care for a medically-monitored detox
•    Further evaluate clients’ condition by ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, such as laboratory studies or x-rays
•    Prescribe medication as needed or indicated for clients in both detox and residential settings
•    Evaluate clients’ progress and symptoms, and make appropriate adjustments to medication regimens based on clients’ needs and conditions – under the guidance of the medical director
•    Refer clients to hospital for evaluation and treatment when higher level-of-care is indicated or suspected
•    Refer to medical specialist for treatment or follow-up when needed
•    Monitor withdrawal symptoms of clients and attend to health needs
•    Review all lab reports and provide appropriate follow-up or plans for abnormal values
•    Participate in multidisciplinary treatment planning and recommend options and courses of action based on medical findings and client’s condition. 
•    Help to identify short-term and long-range client care issues to be addressed during detox as well as after discharge
•    Complete all necessary paperwork and related reports
•    Conduct health-related groups for the clients
•    Provide ongoing health related education for staff
•    Maintain client medical health records according to DPH, CARF, OSHA and Mountainside policies and procedures
•    Attend to day-to-day health situations that may arise among clients in both detox and residential treatment settings
•    Ensure implementation of policies and procedures
•    Consults with the Medical Director regarding clinical (medical or psychiatric) findings and status of clients; Consults with Consulting Internist when indicated or directed
•    Actively participate in multi-disciplinary review
•    Assist in crisis situations
•    Communicate with referents and/or other medical providers for the clients to help to assure comprehensive quality care and continuity of care for the client
•    Coordinate and implement special programs or projects as assigned by the Director of Nursing or Medical Director
•    Comply with all federal, state and accreditation regulatory requirements


•    Adopt the Mountainside culture of providing a Best in Class Service to all of our clients
•    Comply with Mountainside procedures, policies and regulations relevant to assigned role
•    Undertake relevant training on Mountainside’s policies and procedures as delivered by management, Human Resources or other departments
•    Comply with any specific responsibilities necessary for the assigned role as outlined by management, Human Resources or SPAC and be up to date with developments in those areas.
•    Carry out additional responsibilities as individually notified, either through assigned objectives or as directed by management


To perform this job successfully; an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Active licensure (MD, DO, APRN, PA) in the state of Connecticut
  • Active DEA in the state of Connecticut.

Skills and Abilities:
•    Ability to perform physical assessment of clients         
•    Certified in First Aid/CPR
•    Strong oral and written communication    
•    Excellent organization and time management skills    
•    Professionalism              
•    Computer skills (email, Electronic Medical Records & Microsoft word skills)    
•    Understanding and awareness of withdrawal symptoms

Knowledge and Experience:
•    Experience/knowledge in substance use/detoxification setting


The base salary for this position is $110,000 - $140,000 per year. Actual pay is determined based on a number of job-related factors including skills, education, training, credentials, experience, scope and complexity of role responsibilities, geographic location, performance, and working conditions.


  • Comprehensive benefit package
  • Paid Time Off (which increases after 1 year with Mountainside)
  • Paid holidays including a Multicultural Holiday
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Free meals while working on the Canaan campus
  • Monthly $75.00 wellness reimbursement. Our Wellness Reimbursement benefit is meant to encourage employees to engage in productive self-care to avoid burnout and compassion fatigue.

About Mountainside:

Mountainside Treatment Center is a dynamic, fast-paced and growing recovery facility that values innovation and an obsession with providing Best in Class service to our Clients. Founded in 1998, we are a leading behavioral healthcare provider dedicated to treating alcohol dependency and drug addiction. Accredited by The Joint Commission and CARF for its high standards of care, Mountainside seeks out passionate and talented individuals to join its staff. We believe that every employee, regardless of position, plays a vital role in our success.

Here at Mountainside Treatment Center, we strongly prefer all employees to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (including regularly scheduled boosters) and the Flu as recommended by the CDC.

Mountainside is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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