Job ID: 289533947  |  Last Updated: 4/12/2018

Medical Director for the Opiod Treatment Center

American Lake VAMC Campus
Tacoma, WA
Applicant Contact
Henry Laguatan
National Healthcare Recruitment
(206) 658-4289
(206) 658-4283
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

We are currently hiring a psychiatrist who will also serve as the medical director for the Opioid Treatment Program in the Addiction Treatment Center (ATC), specializing in the treatment of Veterans diagnosed with substance use disorders and the range of comorbid psychiatric disorders. The ATC includes general outpatient treatment, residential treatment, and opioid treatment. Psychiatrists on the team provide general psychiatric care as well as specialty addiction medication, including maintenance therapy (buprenorphine, methadone) and medications to support abstinence (e.g., naltrexone, Antabuse). Psychiatrists function as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, and counselors.
The American Lake Division of the VA Puget Sound Health Care system is one of the largest VA Health Care Networks, nestled along 1.8 miles of the beautiful American Lake shoreline with Mt. Rainier standing to the east. American Lake offers the full continuum of outpatient and residential mental health services, to include:
64-bed Residential Treatment Program
Center for Polytrauma Care
Pain Management Program (with Anesthesiology)
Ambulatory Detoxification
VA/DoD Integrated Programs
Integrated Primary Care/Mental Health
Telehealth and Tele-technologies
State-of-the-art Long-Term Care Facility

The Psychiatry Service at the American Lake Division provides a wide variety of clinically and professionally engaging opportunities for outpatient psychiatrist. Highlights include:
Strong emphasis on work/life balance, with opportunities for full- and part-time positions; flexible work schedules; continuing medical education; and generous vacation and medical leave;
Minimal on-call responsibilities, with no required inpatient rounds;
Exposure to a wide-range of patients in age, ethnicity, and presenting concerns;
Opportunities for involvement in training, research, and academic appointment to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (University of Washington)
Competitive salaries, which may include recruitment and/or relocation incentives:
Reasonable workload expectations, with a full-range of clinical and administrative support available on -site; and
Generous benefits and retirement packages:

The American Lake Division of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System is located in Tacoma, Washingtona large urban port city with a population of over 200,000 residents. With a wide array of museums, theater venues, restaurants, and three large universities, Tacoma is a vibrant urban scene with plenty to offer. Sea level to ski level is two hours is no exaggeration. Puget Sound, which is five miles away, has 20,000 shoreline miles with bays, coves, and islands to attract the boating, fishing, and clamming enthusiasts. Mont Rainier (14,400 ft.), Crystal Mountain, Alpental, Snoqualmie Pass, and other nationally known winter sports areas are within 75 to 100 miles. Sekiu, Westport, LaPush, and other Pacific Ocean sites provide excellent deep sea fishing for salmon and bottom fish. The range of outdoor activities is extensive; among the most popular are skiing, boating, biking, fishing, backpacking, and mountain climbing. The scenic beauty of the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, the ocean, Puget Sound and its islands, and many national and state parks are all easily accessible over excellent highways. For more information on this area, please visit:
Seattle (45 mins.):
Portland (2.5 hrs.):
British Columbia (3-4 hrs.):
Spokane (4.5 hrs.):

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