Addiction Medicine Physician (M60240) VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
The Division of Addiction in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is seeking a board-certified physician. The successful candidate will be expected to have clinical and teaching experience as well as willingness to collaborate with research.
The Addiction Division is one of the top academic addiction medicine programs in the country with division faculty having over $6.5 million in NIH funding as PIs, in fiscal year 2020. Notable areas of research include brain imaging in young adults at risk for addictions, medication development for opioid and cocaine use disorder, and translational research from basic science to community engaged research, as well as behavioral phenotyping patients with addictions. Faculty in the Division are also members or leaders of the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies and the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research within VCU.
Clinically, the Division oversees an addiction consult service within VCU Health System, a dedicated multidisciplinary addiction treatment outpatient (MOTIVATE) clinic, and emergency room consultations for addictions.
The Division oversees the Virginia Health Practitioners Monitoring Program (HPMP), which refers healthcare professionals with a substance use disorder or mental health or physical condition for appropriate treatment and provide ongoing monitoring of treatment progress, which allows them to maintain their licensure.
The Division has an active collaboration with state government in research and policy related to addictions, with opportunities for faculty to develop expertise in this area.
Educationally, the Division has an ACGME accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship program, with HRSA funding to support up to 4 fellows annually. The Division also trains residents, medical students, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.
The Division also has an active collaboration with the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in areas of research and education.
The core responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, providing clinical coverage and supervising and teaching fellows, residents, and medical students within the VCU Health System. In addition, the successful candidate may collaborate in federally funded addiction research as a co-investigator.
Applicants should have a U.S. medical degree or equivalent (M.D. or D.O.) with licensure (license-eligible) to practice in the State of Virginia and DEA licensure including X waiver. Post-doctoral credentialing in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry are required. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
VCU Department of Psychiatry http://psych.vcu.edu/ employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics http://vipbg.vcu.edu, addictions, child and women’s mental health, and psychopharmacology. VCU Psychiatry is highly ranked by NIH for research funding and its residents and faculty ranked #1 for teaching in VCU’s School of Medicine. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital. Richmond, the State Capitol, has moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinician with interests in academic psychiatry and addiction medicine. Salary, rank, and tenure status are contingent upon the candidate’s qualifications. Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100976. Only electronic applications will be accepted. All submitted applications must include a letter of interest and CV. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Frederick (Gerry) Moeller, MD, Chair, Division of Addiction, at Frederick.Moeller@vcuhealth.org, or Cynthia Greiner, Associate Administrator, Division of Addiction, at Cynthia.Greiner@vcuhealth.org. HR questions should be directed to Tammy Beltz, HR Manager at Tammy.Beltz@VCUHealth.org.