Psychiatrist, Regional Medical Director, Addiction Medicine

Williamsport, PA
Mar 27, 2018
Position Type
  There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

North Central Regional Medical Director, Addiction Services

Division of Addiction Medicine

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 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


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 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. Geisinger combines a premiere academic, clinical, and technological center of excellence with family favorites - great schools, safe neighborhoods with affordable housing, local community events and festivals, and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. Sport enthusiasts will revel in local teams including Hershey and Penn State. Three major local universities, concert venues, theatre ensembles, and quaint shopping and dining districts abound. The picturesque Susquehanna River Valley and neighboring Poconos provide opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. just an afternoon’s drive away; weekend getaways await at the Jersey and Delaware shores.

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About Geisinger

Geisinger 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®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. 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 at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. 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 connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


**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.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.