Core responsibilities include providing comprehensive psychiatric medical care (assessment, consultation, treatment) to patients in the Dallas Mental Health Gold Team, which is an outpatient clinic with a focus on providing care to Veterans with addictions and substance use disorders. Incumbent must be skilled in general outpatient psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, including diagnostic evaluations, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. He/she should be competent in the management of individuals with a broad range of clinical problems, including but not limited to substance use disorders, mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatric disorders in the elderly Veteran population. The incumbent will serve as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary mental health team. Incumbent is encouraged to be involved in medical student, psychiatry resident and addiction psychiatry fellow education. He/she may provide clinical supervision for health care professionals such as Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
Veterans served by the Gold Team tend to have serious and severe crises, be dually diagnosed, and have numerous psychosocial deficits. Treatment provided occurs in both residential and outpatient levels of care through an outpatient clinic in Dallas (main campus), an outpatient opioid replacement program, a Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Program (SARRTP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
VA North Texas Health Care System(VANTHCS) Mental Health System provides a full range of mental health services including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, forensics, psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse sub-specialty services, trauma services, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer support services, opiate replacement programs, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and inpatient programs. There is ongoing active research in addiction psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder, disaster psychiatry, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, social workers and nurses. VA North Texas Health Care System has an active relationship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as our primary affiliate.
- Addiction Fellowship
- Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with light on-call responsibilities.
- Buprenorphine Certification is highly preferred in order to meet the duties required for this position.