Williamsport, PA
Nov 03, 2017
Position Type
  North Central Regional Medical Director, Addiction Services

 This is an opportunity to join a growing physician group practice of addiction medicine specialists at a large integrated delivery system at the cutting edge of population health, and integrated care.


Addiction is a multifaceted and chronic disease requiring integrated resources to manage. This physician role will have direct practice responsibilities and oversight responsibilities for an integrated Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinics in Geisinger’s North Central Region. This region includes Lycoming county and the city of Williamsport. The role will manage the care team involved in MAT, provide education and oversite for patient care, and collaborate with the System Medical Director for Addiction Services on the continued development of outpatient addiction services, and integrated models of addiction treatment.


Geisinger is an integrated delivery system, bringing 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



BC/BE in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or Family Medicine required. Buprenorphine waiver for 275 patients a year is required.

Graduate of accredited Medical School with a current medical license for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current Buprenorphine waiver for DEA.

Must hold at least one of the following:

·         Current Addiction certification from American Board of Preventative Medicine

·         Current certification by American Board of Addiction Medicine

·         Current 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 integrated MAT model, other outpatient offerings)

Academics is a strong focus within Geisinger and the expectation is that this person would be a leader in breaking down barriers and stigma around addiction, system wide. Includes education of clinical team at Medication Assisted Treatment clinic sites as well as opportunities to train medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, and fellows in our ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program, now in its second year. We provide well-supported educational programming and CME including weekly Division Grand Rounds, case conferences, and journal club.

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.  GMC, a MagnetHospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics.  The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

About Geisinger

Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

RECRUITER: Karen Rubbe

**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.