Addiction Internist

Long Island, New York
Oct 28, 2021
Addiction Medicine
Position Type

This position serves as Wellbridge’s primary general medical clinician and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a licensed inpatient medically-supervised stabilization and withdrawal management service. Carries out the Wellbridge vision, values, and overall strategic planning, clinical management, patient care, and quality management. Promotes service standards and creates a patient-focused caring environment while addressing and meeting the individual needs of all patients. Fosters an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses, and other healthcare team members.

Patient Care/Clinical Practice

  1. Achieve exceptional patient outcomes
  2. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of all Wellbridge patients
  3. Responsible for general medical functions for Wellbridge, including primary coverage of stabilization and withdrawal management as well as consultation coverage of all other treatment settings on campus
  4. Work collaboratively with the Medical Director to oversee the development of personalized treatment plans for each individual Wellbridge patient
  5. Accountable for driving innovation through implementation of approaches, capitalizing on technology, integration of research, and educating all staff
  6. Maintain understanding of current treatments, knowledge, and practices in addiction care.
  7. Maintains a safe and caring environment for patients that is conducive to positive health teaching, and maintenance; patient and family expectations of care; develops mechanism to assess same.
  8. Develops unit goals and objectives to support the institutional values and goals, with input from staff.
  9. Recognizes the need for patient care to be delivered in a culturally sensitive manner and models’ sensitivity to staff.

Program Management and Innovation

  1. Provide management for daily operations of a licensed inpatient medically supervised stabilization and withdrawal management service including supervision of physician extenders (PA/NPs)
  2. Develop and maintain standard policies, procedures to ensure quality services and compliance with accrediting entities.
  3. Strategically identify opportunities for translational medicine and innovation.
  4. Collaborate with Wellbridge research team to develop a measurement-based care system to guide program improvement.
  5. Foster clinician and staff development.
  6. Manage and promote relationship with academic and research institutions to promote addiction research and training.

Supervision and Support

  1. Model the Wellbridge philosophy of patient-centeredness, empowerment, and cultural proficiency and provide direct clinical Planning and Coordination
  2. Hires, educates, and evaluates staff
  3. Conduct regular clinical team meetings
  4. Work closely with the advocacy, residential, and legal teams to coordinate services to patients
  5. Works with leadership team to counsel, discipline, and terminate staff, as needed
  6. Makes recommendations and provides opportunities for growth and development of personnel and arranges for appropriate education and training.
  7. Responds in a timely fashion to staff concerns and functions proactively to retain staff
  8. Establishes unit metrics and goals to measure effectiveness of retention strategies.
  9. Meet with the Executive Leadership team to review issues affecting patient care, patient satisfaction, and general operations and performance
  10. Assist with community presentations, as applicable

Required Qualifications

  1. Medical Degree (MD or DO) from accredited institution
  2. Current Licensure as a physician in the State of New York
  3. Active Buprenorphine waiver (DATA 2000)
  4. ACLS or other certification, as required by department. Certification must be obtained within one (1) month of employment.
  5. Experience with stabilization and withdrawal management and settings

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Addiction Medicine Fellowship, preferred
  2. Clinical experience providing treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders
  3. Experience in an addiction rehabilitation environment
  4. Experience with therapeutic groups (preferably addiction-oriented), therapeutic communities, and inpatient care
  5. Experience evaluating program effectiveness and implementing data-driven process improvement, preferably in medical education or hospital administration
  6. Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  7. Experience managing and prioritizing various projects and ability to make decisions as warranted
  8. Strong problem solving, conceptual, analytical, and communication skills
  9. Ability to deal with complex issues using academic and administrative judgment with a high degree of discretion and diplomacy
  10. Ability to create a positive, respectful, collaborative, and team-focused environment

For additional information and to apply, please contact Office of Physician Recruitment:

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Diversity and Health Equity:

Northwell Health is committed to training, supporting and nurturing physicians from all backgrounds. We fully understand that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do, from education, to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being. Diversity and inclusion permeates our educational and clinical initiatives. We have set a goal to make sure every one of our physicians receives training on how to deliver high quality, culturally competent care. Our recent educational areas of focus have been on social determinants of health, community engagement and developing a medical-legal partnership for our physicians-in-training. One of our many strengths is our diverse patient population and our expectation is that our diverse patient populations receive equitable care, irrespective of who they are. As a result, we continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patients.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Physicians are employed through Northwell Health Physician Partners, one of the largest medical groups in the country.

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