Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest
providers of community-based behavioral health services in New
Hampshire, is seeking a full-time Chief Medical Officer.
As the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) you will be responsible for
the clinical oversight of psychiatry services at Riverbend
including the provision of clinical care, staff supervision, fiscal
accountability, risk management, and participation in short and
long-range planning of services to meet the needs of the community.
The CMO is an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team and
serves in both an administrative and clinical role providing direct
services to a small caseload of clients. Direct reports include the
Medical Directors from other areas of the agency.
Work collaboratively with Psychiatrists, APRNs, and nursing
staff at all programs.
Provide direct services to clients of the program/agency.
Manage administrative/program operations to optimize efficient
Manage resources to obtain positive financial outcomes.
Provide consistent leadership to team/program in support of
quality services and attainment of program and agency goals.
Assure compliance with documentation and quality assurance
Participate in educational activities to advance professional
Engage in collaboration, teamwork and relationship building to
optimize the quality of service, department and agency
effectiveness, and employee job satisfaction.
Utilize electronic health record (EHR) of the agency to document
client information, referrals or other relevant information as
Participate in weekly, monthly, or quarterly team meetings as
Provide on-site time at assigned program each week. On-site work
may include meeting providers, care coordinators, or other
designated staff, discussing procedures and coordinating services,
and in-person evaluation of patients.
Coordinate the training of Psychiatric APRN students who come to
the agency for their practicum.
Supervise and educate Psychiatry residents from Dartmouth
Hitchcock Medical Center who come to the agency for one year of
Continue development of our library of recorded lectures to
utilize for education and training purposes.
Medical degree (MD or DO) is required.
NH medical license is required.
Board certification in Psychiatry is required.
Valid DEA certificate with prescriptive authority is
Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle or access to a
reasonable alternative is required.
Experience working in a community mental health and inpatient
psychiatry is preferred.
Experience treating patients with diverse clinical profiles and
clinical co-morbidities is preferred.
Experience with electronic health records is preferred.
Willingness to participate in an on-call rotation which amounts
to approximately 5 weeks per year is required. (Paid at an
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is
our responsibility to help keep our staff, clients, and communities
safe. At Riverbend, we have implemented processes and precautions
to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All staff are following a
screening protocol prior to entering any facility as well as
recording their temperature before starting work. All staff are
required to wear face masks when in common areas of our facilities
or when in close proximity to any other individual. To promote
social distancing, staff may work staggered shifts and/or work in
the office on alternating days, or work remotely. Riverbend
provides personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff appropriate
for their type of service delivery. Clinical services are being
provided via telehealth, telephone, or in-person depending upon the
needs of the client. We are taking all necessary precautions for
any in-person service delivery. Riverbend takes great care to
ensure that frequently touched surfaces are being sanitized
throughout the day, ventilation systems are functioning at optimal
levels for maximum air circulation and quality per CDC guidelines,
and each location is fully sanitized daily.
Founded in 1963, Riverbend Community Mental Health is a private,
nonprofit organization providing specialized behavioral health
services in central New Hampshire. Core services include 24/7
emergency mobile crisis services; addiction counseling; counseling
services for children, adults, and families; addiction treatment;
and community support, vocational services, and residential
programs for adults and seniors. Evidence-based models of treatment
guide all our work, and we strongly believe in the power of
self-directed growth and recovery.
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and an
outstanding benefits package including: medical, dental, vision,
life and disability insurance, paid liability insurance, 403(b)
with company match, flexible spending accounts, an annual stipend
for professional expenses, CME training to support licensure, 5 CME
days in addition to generous paid leave — plus 8 holidays per
You’ll be joining a team of focused, hard-working, creative
people who are passionate about the role they play in serving the
mental health needs of the greater Concord community. Riverbend is
an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe,
inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds.
About Concord New Hampshire
Concord New Hampshire is ranked one of the nation’s top
micropolitan (population under 50,000) communities, year after
year. Our excellent schools and colleges produce a well-educated
workforce, and we are proud to be home to one of the finest health
care networks north of Boston (about 1.5 hours south). In addition
to our vibrant downtown, business community, and wealth of cultural
offerings, the Concord area is the perfect place to raise a family,
grow a business, or explore New England’s rich history, culture,
and natural wonders.