Duke Addiction Psychiatrist




Required Certification or Experience

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine invites applications from board-certified Addiction Psychiatrists to support several clinical programs, including inpatient and outpatient Consult Liaison services, general outpatient clinics, and the development of integrated programs. We are seeking individuals who are interested in working with a growing team of clinicians, researchers, and educators with the goal of enhancing the range and scope of clinical services. The attending Psychiatrist will be responsible for direct clinical care and teaching and mentoring medical students, and general psychiatry residents.  This full-time position is a faculty appointment with rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience.  We are seeking both early career applicants and those interested in a senior leadership opportunity.

Primary Activities: This clinical faculty position will include participating in individual- and team-based clinical activities focused on the treatment of substance use disorders on an outpatient basis.  This includes medication assisted treatment using buprenorphine and naltrexone and management of co-occurring disorders. Clinical responsibilities will include participation in medical and interdisciplinary evaluations and intervention with adults. The position also will involve supervision of medical students and general psychiatry residents, as well as the provision of in-service trainings.  Scholarly activities are encouraged and supported. The position offers opportunities for program development and clinical research.

Duke University offers a rich intellectual and scientific environment facilitated by several institutes, including the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, which are designed to promote interdisciplinary research. According to U.S. News & World Report, Duke University Hospital was ranked #1 in North Carolina, and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham region for the 16th consecutive year. As the Southeast’s preeminent health care provider, Duke University Health System attracted more than 66,000 inpatient stays and more than 2 million outpatient visits in FY16. Duke Health encompasses one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with more than $650 million annually in sponsored research expenditures.

Instituted in 2012, the Addiction Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is the academic home to over 25 faculty engaged in research, education/training and patient care. In FY 2016, the division attracted over $6 million in NIH funding to conduct translational research at the molecular through community levels. The division offers a broad range of collaborative research opportunities and a professional development and mentoring program for early career investigators.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. Duke's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, dental care and retirement, Duke also offers a wide range of family-friendly and cultural benefits to attract, support and reward the skilled employees that help Duke remain a premier education, research and health care institution. Duke is located in Durham, NC (http://www.durham-nc.com/ ), a creative, innovative community that is a nexus for learning, research, and industry. Durham was listed as one of the best places to visit by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2015 because of the numerous cultural, culinary, and outdoor activities offered in the area.  Durham is part of the larger Research Triangle area that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, numerous biotechnology, government, and other enterprises.

Qualifications: MD/DO degree. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina and be board-certified in Addiction Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or board-certified in Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Addiction Medicine. It is desirable for the candidate to have waiver to prescribe office based buprenorphine and experience in medication assisted treatment. Experience and interest in leading program development is preferred.

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Denise Paradis

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