A physician with expertise in both Addiction and Infectious Diseases will be hired to expand the evidence-based Addiction and ID services at two rural sites in the Wake Forest Baptist Health system.
- Lexington Medical Center (Davidson County)
- Wilkes Medical Center (Wilkes County)
Like many areas of the country, these locations have been significantly impacted by the opioid crisis. The incumbent would be serving as the key component for an effort to facilitate appropriate, early discharge from inpatient hospitalization and establish a medical care pathway that minimizes the likelihood of readmission and establishes an initial care framework for long term addiction recovery.
The incumbent would provide integrated Primary Care services, Addiction Medicine care, and Infectious Disease care for at least one year following discharge for an addiction related medical complication. As part of this care, the incumbent will provide outpatient Addiction Medicine services to include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, etc. as well as counseling as part of a comprehensive approach to care. The incumbent would additionally act as a referral site for county providers for HIV, Hepatitis C, and syphilis treatment as well as referral for PREP from local providers.
While the position would be focused on outpatient care, the incumbent would be regularly available for telephone consultation on inpatients with Addiction or Infection issues at these sites and to provide in person inpatient consultation when necessary.
Our preferred credentials
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Successfully completed fellowships in both addiction medicine & infectious disease
- BE/BC in both Addiction Medicine and Infectious Diseases
- NC medical license in good standing or the ability to obtain