Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Medical Director of Addiction Medicine

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/18/2023 3:56 PM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

Temple Health is accepting applications from highly skilled, collaborative addiction medicine physicians for the position of Medical Director of Addiction Medicine. In this role, the successful candidate will lead a team of dedicated providers delivering consultative addiction care within a large academic medical center at the frontlines of the opioid epidemic. If you are a board-certified physician with Addiction Medicine training and/or experience, and a passion for providing high quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care to a diverse patient population, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Email us today to learn more.


Position responsibilities include:
• providing inpatient consultative addiction clinical services to patients with substance use disorders;
• developing and implementing treatment protocols and care pathways for patients with substance use disorder, working in collaboration with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other ancillary providers;
• integrating and standardizing substance use disorder protocols across campuses and clinical sites of TUHS;
• developing and maintaining operational and clinical ties to local and regional post-acute care facilities, substance use treatment facilities and programs, and governmental and public health treatment efforts and protocols;
• developing and leading educational and curricular efforts in the field of substance use disorder treatment; and
• working collaboratively with external (governmental, foundation) stakeholders to develop novel programmatic offerings and funding streams for care of patients with substance use disorders.


Candidate Qualifications
• M.D., D.O. or foreign equivalent
• Successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program
• Board certification or eligibility in primary board
• 3 or more years of experience providing addiction treatment, including medication assisted therapy.
• Expertise in withdrawal management, and management of buprenorphine, methadone, and other medical therapies for opioid use disorder.
• Clinical experience in the acute care setting, with knowledge and/or experience in the post-acute and addiction services setting.
• Ability to obtain an unrestricted DEA and medical license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to start date
• Preferred: Addiction Medicine certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Preventive Medicine


In addition to a competitive salary, and comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, tuition remission, CME, and more – the position offers a uniquely supportive practice environment strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class equitable patient care, research, and medical education. The program also provides mentorship opportunities for new faculty. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Temple Health is one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, with 20 clinical departments; 8 Basic Science Departments; 13 Research Center (all of which are engaged in patient care education and research) and more than 1,000 physicians and scientists sharing the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients.


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Procedure for Candidacy


In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application.


Application materials should include a current curriculum vita (CV) and contact information for three professional references. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.


For confidential inquires and or questions about the opportunity please contact Jessica N. Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for students, faculty and staff working in healthcare settings at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



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