Philadelphia, PA

November 11, 2021

Job description:

Addiction Psychiatrist – Grow Our Residency Program!

Leading Academic Medical Center -Temple Health/Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking an Addition Psychiatrist whose clinical expertise includes addiction recovery, crisis management, suboxone inductions and coordination of care within a multidisciplinary program.

Clinical responsibilities include the treatment of patients in our addiction service line, the Bridge Clinic located at our Episcopal Hospital Campus. Ability to identify patient’s needs and determine treatment plans. Working with a team consisting of certified recovery specialist, social workers, nurses and community health workers, the psychiatrist will coordinate patient care including transition to long term treatment plans

The faculty is an energetic and diverse group of physicians who are tied together by our values and commitment to outstanding patient care and education. We value the input of all of our team members, and we think that our members’ individuality and diverse experiences make us a stronger and more effective team. We strive for our best in all of our academic and patient care endeavors, and we constantly look for ways to improve.

Our department has many strengths. With a busy crisis response center in addition to three acute and two extended acute inpatient psychiatry units, Episcopal Hospital, part of the Temple University Hospital system, focuses primarily on the needs of our department’s patients. However, it also has a full range of medical services on-site including a busy medical emergency room, a medical inpatient unit, radiology, lab services, and a host of other subspecialty departments. We care primarily for the patients of Kensington and North Philadelphia. This geographic area is ethnically diverse but also economically depressed and impacted by high rates of addiction. At Temple University Hospital, located in the same geographic area, we have busy inpatient and outpatient consultation-liaison services. We have excellent relationships with other departments at Temple and work together to meet the care needs of our patients.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia’s leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients.

Giving our patients access to some of the world’s most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.

Credentials should include board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or foreign equivalent. Graduate from an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and board certified or board eligible in Addiction Psychiatry. Eligible for an unrestricted Pennsylvania Medical License.

Appointment as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Surgery at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University will be commensurate with experience, training and teaching activities.

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application: https://bit.ly/3ki8aDL

Application materials should include the following: a cover letter stating your qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.

Please address your application to: Jessica Kovach, MD, Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, C/O William Mawhinney, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Email: [email protected], Phone: 267-454-1996

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 employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 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.

Job Responsibilities: Clinical responsibilities include the treatment of patients in our addiction service line, the Bridge Clinic located at our Episcopal Hospital Campus. Ability to identify patient’s needs and determine treatment plans. Working with a team consisting of certified recovery specialist, social workers, nurses and community health workers, the psychiatrist will coordinate patient care including transition to long term treatment plans.

Required education/experience: Credentials should include board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or foreign equivalent. Graduate from an ACGME accredited Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry and board certified or board eligible in Addiction Psychiatry. Eligible for an unrestricted Pennsylvania Medical License.

If you are interested in this job posting: Online Application

Please address your application to: Jessica Kovach, MD, Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, C/O William Mawhinney, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Physician Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Email: [email protected], Phone: 267-454-1996