Wilkes Barre, PA
Jan 19, 2017
Position Type

Northeast Regional Medical Director, Addiction Services

Psychiatry, Behavioral and Addiction Medicine

Addiction is a multifaceted and chronic disease requiring integrated resources to manage. The position is responsible for the development of inpatient addiction services in the northeast region of Geisinger’s service area including Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes Barre and Community Medical Center in Scranton. The role will begin as a medical stabilization unit and an inpatient and ED consult service and will grow with the development of program and services. This role will be expected to connect inpatient services with other regional services across the continuum of care of behavioral, medical, social, care management and addiction specialties to effectively improve outcomes.

Geisinger is an integrated delivery system, bringing all of these resources to implement our vision to employ them in a manner that improves population level outcomes for patients with a substance use disorder. Becoming a member of the Geisinger addiction services team will provide an opportunity to lead and develop the programmatic development of addiction services.  

The position will report to Geisinger’s System Addiction Medicine Medical Director.

Qualifications: BC/BE in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Family Medicine.

Graduate of accredited Medical School with a current medical license for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current Buprenorphine waiver for DEA. Must have at least the 100 patient capacity at the time of application.

Must hold at least one of the following:

Current Addiction certification from American Board of Preventative MedicineCurrent certification by American Board of Addiction MedicineCurrent Addiction Psychiatry accreditation by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

Program Development. The Regional Medical Director of Addiction Services will be provided with dedicated time to identify needs and develop addiction programming. This included inpatient (acute care services, consult services, ED presence, and local partnerships), outpatient (further development of COE, other outpatient offerings)


Academics is a strong focus within Geisinger and we offer opportunities in the northeast to teach our Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Family Medicine residents, and psychiatry residents. Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital is also conveniently located near the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton Pennsylvania; The Wilkes Barre and Scranton areas are also home to nine other colleges and universities. This role will also be expected to create education programs for other providers and be a leader in breaking down barriers and stigma around addiction, system wide, including education of clinical team at Center of Excellence sites.


Geisinger offers excellent compensation, benefits, generous CME and time off including full relocation, retirement contributions, benefits that begin day one; 20 paid days off, and 15 days and $3,500.00 for CME benefits. Living in northeast Pennsylvania offers

Safe neighborhoods and affordable housing Great fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and biking International airport (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) Local minor-league sports teams and fine dining Easy access to New York City and Philadelphia Excellent local public and private elementary/secondary schools Nine universities and graduate institutions in the immediate area Progressive and diverse city region of over 550K  

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver.  We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunities Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply RECRUITER: GRACE B. LOWRY 570-214-6918 46918  **Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.