Commonwealth Medicine is the health care consulting division of UMass Medical School, Massachusetts’ only public medical school. As a nationwide leader in the development and implementation of health care reform, Commonwealth Medicine stays ahead of health care trends and helps strategize and plan for changes that impact both health care delivery systems and patients. Applying academic research to make evidence-based recommendations, Commonwealth Medicine supports government agencies, nonprofits, and managed care organizations to meet today’s health care challenges and to prepare for what’s to come.
The Center for Health Policy and Research a division of Commonwealth Medicine (CWM) in the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is seeking applicants for the position of Medical Director for the Department of Children & Families (DCF). CWM, the Medical School’s public consulting division, offers a unique blend of academic excellence and health services expertise. This combination allows us to provide health care solutions for the public sector and not-for profit organizations. Our services help Massachusetts and many other state and local health care agencies increase the value and quality of the health services that they provide or fund, and improve access and quality of care for at-risk populations.
The Medical Director will serve as the chief medical advisor to the Commissioner of the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF) and is responsible for providing clinical expertise to DCF program staff. The Medical Director will participate in the development and implementation of clinical standards and guidelines for health services for all children and adolescents in the care or custody of DCF, and will serve as an in-house clinical resource for DCF. The Medical Director will have a dual reporting relationship, reporting directly to both the Commissioner of DCF and the Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).