Medical Director

  • Virgil
  • Remote
  • Nov 21, 2021
Physician Family Medicine Internal Medicine Psychiatry

Job Description

Who We Are at Virgil

Virgil is a tech-forward provider of adult behavioral therapy across the United States. We believe that patients, clinicians, and insurers all deserve a better healthcare experience, so we built one.

Our mission is to provide personalized, technology-empowered care for adults struggling with behavioral disorders in the environment best suited to help them - their home or ours. 

We’re looking to rapidly grow our team with values-driven, diverse, caring professionals to help us. 

Position Overview:    The Medical Director leads, manages, and supervises the medical team and assures the highest quality of patient care at the lowest cost, including comprehensive evaluations, patient consultations, and medication management (including detox protocols) to an ethnically diverse patient population. The medical director works directly with the Clinical Director to support a true multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. Candidates must be licensed psychiatrists. This position is fully remote. 


Leads and Engages Staff: Leads by example, encourages and recognizes employees for their openness and honesty; consistently, in all cases, holds employees accountable for sharing accurate and complete information; actively acknowledges employees and colleagues who follow through and demonstrate commitment.

Creates a Positive Learning Environment: Leads a high performing team that far exceeds expectations. Shares best practices for maintaining focus and overcoming obstacles. Consistently instructs others on how to give constructive performance feedback that facilitates professional development. Actively solicits feedback from others and works to implement suggestions. Utilizes feedback to improve leadership effectiveness.

Takes Initiative: Is a role model for seeking and accepting additional responsibilities, accepting constructive criticism and learning from mistakes. Inspires others to contribute above and beyond the scope of their jobs in order to provide the best quality programs. 

Effectively Communicates: Proactively communicates assertively, consistently, and profoundly throughout organization; ensures that important matters are shared with all appropriate individuals. 

Has Personal Strength: Has a sense of humility and is able to find humor in his/her self.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assists in monitoring, directing, coaching, and evaluating medical staff.  
  • Provides technical advice to the Executive Director on matters that require medical judgment.
  • Provides consultation and peer review for all medical staff within the program.
  • Provides and arranges after-hours call coverage in coordination with other medical staff to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Maintains and enhances the highest standards of healthcare delivery to all patients.   
  • Ensures that all healthcare services are provided in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. 
  • Oversees, monitors and updates the facility’s medical policies and procedures when necessary.
  • Assists in the development of performance measures, collection of data, and outcome reporting.  
  • Reviews relevant patient satisfaction data, including complaints, and responds as necessary. 
  • Assists with the implementation and operation of a quality assurance program as it relates to patient care.
  • Addresses risk management and patient grievances related to clinical care.
  • Assists the Executive Director in determining the need, and arranging for, continuing education opportunities for medical personnel.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Unrestricted MD or DO in Psychiatry, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine.
  • Board Certified only not BE
  • Licensed psychiatrist in the state of Illinois
  • Valid DEA Certification.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ practice
  • Experience in addiction medicine and a residential behavioral healthcare environment is preferred.
  • Ability to work as a member of a management team.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with medical staff, patients, clinical support and administrative staff.
  • Proficiency in use of electronic health records.
  • Requires computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic personality

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, anywhere between 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

About Virgil

In addition to our clinicians and supporting departments, our company is built around four cross functional teams (spanning operations, product, marketing, business development, etc.): 

    • Demand - Deliver top notch products and services to our growing number of patients. You’ll work with patients to understand pain points and optimize the patient journey from first contact to start of care to offboarding.
    • Supply - Own and manage the relationship with our clinical practitioners. You are responsible for the growth of our clinician ecosystem by attracting, recruiting, and retaining high quality behavioral care providers. 
    • Platform - Build tools and provide services to optimize and improve the delivery of clinical care. You’ll help match the right provider with the right family, coordinate clinical care, and develop digital therapeutics products.
    • Quality - Improve the quality of care delivered to our patients. You’ll ensure that we provide strong clinical outcomes, develop training platforms to level up our providers, and maintain compliance with a variety of payor and regulatory requirements.

At Virgil, we are a globally distributed team with many of our team members located in the following cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, and Kyiv. While everyone currently works remotely, we envision a future that balances face to face collaboration with a remote friendly environment.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

Virgil is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We celebrate diversity and welcome applicants from every background and life experience.