Chief Medical Officer

Root Center for Advanced Recovery | Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 13, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34253


Join Root Center for Advanced Recovery as the Chief Medical Officer and drive innovation, excellence, and compassionate care in the field of addiction and mental health treatment!

Permanent | On-site

The Position

  • The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will be a dynamic and engaging leader, serving as a vital resource for staff, providers, and patients. The CMO will be responsible for overseeing all clinical operations, ensuring the highest standards of care, and driving strategic initiatives to enhance Root Center for Advanced Recovery's treatment programs.
  • This position will report to the President & Chief Executive Officer and oversee 10 direct reports.
  • The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will play a pivotal role in guiding the organization toward achieving Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designation. Additionally, the CMO will mentor and educate staff on harm reduction strategies, actively embodying this philosophy. This leader will collaborate with senior leadership to expand the service line through research initiatives and media outreach, ultimately driving business growth.
  • Ideal candidates will be charismatic, hands-on strategic thinkers with extensive experience in community-based nonprofit organizations. Essential qualifications include prior experience in addiction treatment and mental health services. A strong focus on patient-centered care and population health is vital.


  • Board certified in psychiatry with previous experience in chemical dependency and mental health treatment environments.
  • Minimum of five years of clinical practice, with at least two years of clinical operational or administrative experience.

The Community

  • Manchester, Connecticut, is a vibrant and historic town located in Hartford County, just 10 miles east of the state capital, Hartford. Known for its rich history and welcoming atmosphere, Manchester offers a mix of urban and suburban living, making it a great place for families, professionals, and retirees alike.
  • The town boasts numerous parks, trails, and recreational facilities, providing ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking. Wickham Park, a sprawling 280-acre park, is a local favorite with its beautiful gardens, scenic views, and recreational amenities.
  • Manchester is home to a diverse population and a strong sense of community. The town hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, celebrating its heritage and the arts. Residents enjoy a thriving arts scene, with local theaters, galleries, and music venues offering a range of performances and exhibitions.
  • Education is a priority in Manchester, with excellent schools and access to higher education institutions nearby. The town also prides itself on its top-rated medical facilities, ensuring the health and well-being of its residents.
  • Shopping and dining options are plentiful, with the Shoppes at Buckland Hills and numerous local boutiques and restaurants offering a range of retail and culinary experiences. Manchester's downtown area is a charming destination with unique shops, eateries, and historic sites, providing a perfect blend of the old and the new.

The Organization

  • Root Center for Advanced Recovery is a leading provider of comprehensive behavioral health services, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. With a commitment to innovative and compassionate care, Root Center has been serving the community for over 140 years.
  • The organization offers a wide range of services, including outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individual and group therapy, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and specialized programs for pregnant women and adolescents. Root Center is known for its evidence-based approaches and personalized care plans, ensuring each patient receives the support they need to achieve long-term recovery.
  • Root Center operates multiple facilities across Connecticut, making high-quality care accessible to a broad population. The team comprises experienced professionals, including physicians, therapists, and counselors, all dedicated to providing empathetic and effective treatment.
  • As a pioneer in the field of addiction recovery, Root Center continuously integrates the latest research and best practices into their programs. Their holistic approach addresses not only the physical aspects of addiction but also the psychological, social, and emotional factors, promoting overall wellness and sustainable recovery.
  • Root Center for Advanced Recovery stands as a beacon of hope and healing, empowering individuals to reclaim their lives and build healthier futures.




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