The MGH Department of Psychiatry is recruiting applicants for a leadership position in addictions. The position has three components: 1. Medical Director of the West End Clinic (an adult psychiatry outpatient clinic); 2. Co-Medical Director (in conjunction with the Department of Medicine) of the Addiction Consult Team; and 3. Co-Medical Director of the Adult Outpatient Addiction Services (in conjunction with the Department of Medicine). The West End Clinic (WEC) is an outpatient dual-diagnosis addiction clinic which serves patients with primary and specialty care at MGH. The clinic serves about 700 patients per year and has a large staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, trainees, and administrators. The Addiction Consult Team (ACT) is a specialized inpatient consult team for patients with substance use disorder, staffed by both psychiatric, social work, pharmacy and internal medicine providers. The Adult Outpatient Addiction service will be a new service created due to the co-location of the West End Clinic and the Bridge Clinic – a walk in clinic for patients with substance use disorders.
This position will have an active clinical role in all three services. The Medical Director will directly supervise and oversee the educational experience of trainees. The Director will also develop additional initiatives consistent with the their expertise, interests, and needs of the MGH. As currently configured, the role has several fixed components, but there is flexibility in the agreed-upon duties of the role. This role currently is comprised of the following components:
Overall accountability for the clinical process of the WEC in concert with the WEC Clinical Director and Associate Medical Director; this includes supervising staff and clinical productivity, overseeing day to day clinical operations and patient access, and providing expertise to the wider Dept of Psychiatry in dual-diagnosis care
Provide leadership to ACT in collaboration with the Nursing Director/Team Lead and Co-Medical Director, including supervising clinical productivity, developing and refining team workflows, and management of urgent issues
Co-directing with the Medical Director of the Substance Use Disorders Walk-In “Bridge Clinic” to help co-locate the Bridge Clinic and WEC teams together in shared space in the winter of 2019-2020 and develop a continuum of care
Supervision of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, and trainees (residents and fellows) across both settings
Leadership of quality improvement efforts across both settings
Leadership of collaborative efforts with primary and specialty medical/surgical care throughout the MGH
Provide expertise and leadership around addiction care and related issues to the Dept of Psychiatry and the broader hospital-wide Substance Use Disorders Initiative
Direct involvement in the MGH/McLean/Brigham and Women’s shared Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Involvement in Population Health Management Strategies across the system (e.g. electronic-consults relevant to Addiction)
Overall, this is a full-time position, and the Director will be 100% dedicated to the above three roles.
Interested applicants should send a one-page statement of interest and CV to Elizabeth Powell (email@example.com).
Interviews of selected candidates will occur as soon as possible, with plans for filling the position in late Spring 2019.
Questions about the position should be directed to Tim Wilens MD, (Co)Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MGH is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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