Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine

Geisinger Health System   •  

Wilkes Barre, PA

Industry: Patient Care


Not Specified years

Posted 422 days ago

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Addiction is a multifaceted and chronic disease requiring integrated resources to manage. The position is responsible for the development of inpatient addiction services in the northeast region of Geisinger’s service area including Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes Barre and Community Medical Center in Scranton. The role will begin as a medical stabilization unit and an inpatient and ED consult service and will grow with the development of program and services. This role will be expected to connect inpatient services with other regional services across the continuum of care of behavioral, medical, social, care management and addiction specialties to effectively improve outcomes.

Geisinger is an integrated delivery system, bringing all of these resources to implement our vision to employ them in a manner that improves population level outcomes for patients with a substance use disorder. Becoming a member of the Geisinger addiction services team will provide an opportunity to lead and develop the programmatic development of addiction services.  

The position will report to Geisinger’s System Addiction Medicine Medical Director.

Qualifications: BC/BE in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Family Medicine.

Graduate of accredited Medical School with a current medical license for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current Buprenorphine waiver for DEA. Must have at least the 100 patient capacity at the time of application.

Must hold at least one of the following:

  • Current Addiction certification from American Board of Preventative Medicine
  • Current certification by American Board of Addiction Medicine
  • Current Addiction Psychiatry accreditation by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Program Development. The Regional Medical Director of Addiction Services will be provided with dedicated time to identify needs and develop addiction programming. This included inpatient (acute care services, consult services, ED presence, and local partnerships), outpatient (further development of COE, other outpatient offerings)

Job Id 42580