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Addictions Psychiatrist - Psychiatry

Job ID: R-34599 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Addictions Psychiatrist - Psychiatry

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Addictions Psychiatrist - Psychiatry

The University of Kansas Health System, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an Addictions Psychiatrist who will join the team and support the departmental mission of delivering the highest quality of care, providing consultative and liaison services, as well as satisfying teaching, research, and academic responsibilities at the region's quaternary referral center.

About the Position:

  • This individual will be accountable to the various educational, research, and clinical initiatives that will further advance the division.

  • In partnership with the Opioid Treatment Services Medical Director, the individual will provide expertise and leadership to the multi-disciplinary team engaged in direct patient care services.

  • Collaborate widely across the organization in order to promote educational endeavors, organize research initiatives, seek and acquire grants, and encourage publications and presentations in various nationally recognized venues.

  • Participate in departmental activities, faculty meetings and other hospital and medical school committees as assigned and continuing education activities.

  • Participating in weekend call and continuous performance improvement.

  • Scholarly and research activities in areas of your interests and expertise that support the Department’s mission are encouraged.  These are often generally related to your clinical or teaching interests and may be quality initiatives or support of departmental research projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD/DO or equivalent.

  • Graduate of an accredited residency program.

  • ABPN board certification/board eligibility in General Psychiatry preferred.  Will also consider applicants with ASAM board certification/board eligibility.

  • Eligible for licensure in Kansas and Missouri.

Work Experience:

  • Addictions experience required.

  • This full-time position will secure a faculty appointment with rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

Benefits and compensation: 

  • Recent increase in overall compensation package.

  • Generous retirement contribution.

  • Relocation assistance.

  • Health, dental, vision.

  • CME allowance.

  • LTD/STD and life insurance.

  • Professional liability insurance.

About The University of Kansas Hospital:

Recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, The University of Kansas Hospital is a 1045-bed academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center, with a mission to lead in the discovery of new knowledge, deliver outstanding patient care in this region and beyond, and educate the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. The Health System, consistently earning national recognition for outstanding quality and safety in several medical specialties, is known for its Center for Advanced Heart Care, Center for Transplantation, Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, and NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Magnet designation is proof of our hard-earned commitment to nursing excellence.

About Kansas City:

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design.

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education).

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, KC Current and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup! Visit for more information about Kansas City. 


Interested applicants send CV to Darci Deskin at or call 913.951.7748. 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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