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Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers Medical Director

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, a national leader in alcohol and other drug addiction treatment, is looking to broaden our scope of services and add an additional Medical Director.

Since Charles Kester and James Milam, PhD first opened the doors in May of 1983, Lakeside-Milam has helped over 115,000 addicts, alcoholics and families suffering with alcoholism and other drug addiction. Primarily serving the Puget Sound region, we also treat many patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and the country. Focusing on treating alcoholism and addiction to other drugs as a primary disease at the right place in our continuum of care is the foundation of our success.

Following an initial decade of growth and change, LMRC centered its operational focus on the Puget Sound area. In 1994 Lakeside-Milam opened our 53-bed residential facility for adolescents. The following year, LMRC moved its adult residential program to our location in Kirkland, which has grown to 105 detox, residential and transitional beds. Nine outpatient centers complete the continuum stretching from Everett to Tacoma. The Kester family continues to steward the organization with Carl Kester serving as President since 2000 and acquiring the controlling interest in the company and assuming the role of CEO in 2012.

This position would be a member of the corporate management team, work in concert with the Chief Medical officer and report to the CEO. The right professional will be able to create a plan to integrate their talents and interests with the core responsibilities and desired experience on the attached list in the continual pursuit of organizational improvement. Interested individuals should contact Human Resources Director Monica Talley at or President/CEO Carl Kester. Both can be reached at 425-823-3116.

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers Medical Director

1. Subscribes to the knowledge that chemical addiction is a disease of the brain that results in a plethora of biopsychosocial effects on its victims.
2. Experienced in protocols of acute detoxification that promote effective withdrawal from all psychoactive drugs in the shortest possible interval.
3. Subscribes to a well-defined philosophy of addiction treatment that is directed to abstinence from psychoactive drugs supported by patient education,the use of Rational Emotive Therapy and active involvement in 12-step programs.
4. Well read in research on the etiology of addiction.
5. Able to work effectively with a diverse patient population across a continuum of care consisting of outpatient, residential and detoxification services.
6. Skilled in public speaking to advance the methods and benefits of abstinence-based treatment.
7. Versed in non-opioid methods of pain relief.
8. Experienced in conducting peer utilization reviews with a variety of payers.

Candidates must be licensed in the State of Washington. Certification by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and personal knowledge of 12-step recovery are viewed as assets. Salary and benefits are competitive.