Psychiatrist with Addictions expertise – Full time attending position supporting Veteran patients and military families at Home Base’s Clinical Programs in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH The MGH Department of Psychiatry is recruiting for a full-time Psychiatrist with expertise in addictions to serve in a substance use disorders-focused role working at Home Base, a philanthropically supported program in partnership with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Home Base is dedicated to improving the lives of service members, veterans, and their families who have served in support of Post-9/11conflicts and live with service- or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury, and their families. Home Base provides clinical care and support services, as well as community education and innovative research. The position will include 100% effort at Home Base of which the predominant role and effort will be dedicated to clinical work. The individual will serve as a key member of the Home Base clinical team providing a specialized focus in predominantly co-occurring alcohol and substance use disorders in both the Outpatient Clinic and the Intensive Clinical Program (ICP). While working at Home Base, the Psychiatrist will report to the Chief Medical Director for coordination of medical programming and pharmacotherapy services and supervision. The Psychiatrist will maintain a clinical practice with direct provision of diagnostic evaluations, consultation and psychiatric care with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy. In addition, Home Base has recently established a Suboxone clinic, and the Psychiatrist would play a key role in this effort. The position may allow for research and/or education and training opportunities, which are available and encouraged but not required for the position. The responsibilities of the Psychiatrist at Home Base include the following:
?Primary responsibility for individual psychiatric assessment, management and psychopharmacological care of patients with a range of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders in the Home Base outpatient and intensive clinical programs. Patients may be veterans or military family members, consistent with the mission of Home Base; ?Clinical work will include diagnostic evaluations, consultation/coordination of care, or ongoing clinical care for those in need of psychiatric assessment, pharmacotherapy, alcohol and substance use related management and/or medically complex patients such as those with co-occurring substance use disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) seen within the Home Base clinical care teams; ?Planning and coordination of additional substance use disorder services (such as suboxone) for patients with a primary PTSD, TBI, depression or anxiety diagnosis, working with our psychiatric NP specialist in substance use disorders and Home Base Medical Director. ?Availability for urgent case consultations or emergencies on an as needed basis via pager, etc.; ?Provision of pharmacotherapy clinical case supervision for substance use disorders and management of co-occurring disorders to the clinical team and trainees as requested; ?Clinical teaching about substance use disorders related matters to members of the Home Base clinical team and the broader staff as requested. ?Opportunities for integrating a portion of effort for research and community education projects are available and encouraged but not required.
Interested individuals should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references addressed to Thomas Spencer, MD, Chief Medical Director, Home Base Program at MGH, with attention to: Cheryl Brathwaite, Home Base Program, One Constitution Wharf, Suite 140, Charlestown, MA 02129, email: email@example.com.
Candidates should be: a) board certified/board eligible psychiatrist with formal training and expertise in the pharmacotherapy of substance use disorders; b) Have a DEA-X prescribing license; c) dedicated to excellence in clinical care, teaching and mentorship; and d) qualified for an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. Previous clinical experience with co-occurring disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood and anxiety disorders and/or military populations is highly desirable; experience with neuropsychiatry and/or traumatic brain injury a plus; Prior military service and/or experience working in an academic medical center a plus. Eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts is required. The Massachusetts General Hospital is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply.
About Massachusetts General Hospital / Home Base
The mission of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program is to heal the heal the “invisible wounds of war,” including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), by connecting post-9/11 veterans and military families to world class care. Home Base provides clinical care and support services, as well as community education and innovative research. We provide clinical care to active duty service men and women, veterans, and their families.