Opportunity description:

CoxHealth seeks an addiction medicine specialist certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine or the American Board of Addiction Medicine to provide care as part of a multidisciplinary team in a long standing, established outpatient clinic setting at the Center for Addictions. 

This physician will have the opportunity to directly impact the opioid crisis as the Center expands is services to meet the growing needs of the community. The physician is supported by an experienced team of professionals including a medical director, program director, licensed psychologist, licensed therapists, nurses and other support staff. 

Center for Addictions opened in 1984 and has enjoyed an outstanding reputation within the addiction treatment community in southwest Missouri for more than 30 years.

The ability to acquire SAMHSA waiver for prescribing buprenorphine to patients with opioid dependence is required. Experience in a hospital setting treating patients with alcohol withdrawal and familiarity with alcohol withdrawal protocols is preferred.  

Duties will include:

  • Conducting history and physical assessments on all assigned patients
  • Providing routine medical care and supervision of patients including medication management
  • Providing one hour of group education weekly to patients enrolled in the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs
  • Attending weekly clinical staffing with treatment team 
  • Providing consultative services to other physicians in the hospital setting whose admitted patients present with substance abuse or withdrawal issues 
  • Working in tandem with medical director of the Center for Addictions to assure coverage of all patients
This opportunity includes:

  • Flexible outpatient schedule – no evenings, no weekends, no call time
  • Attractive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits package
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Professional liability Insurance, occurrence-based coverage
  • CME allowance

Why CoxHealth? 

Our health system includes six hospitals with more than 80 clinics and 200 primary care physicians serving 24 counties. Ferrell-Duncan Clinic, our multi-specialty clinic physician group offers 23 specialties. 

CoxHealth is Missouri’s first hospital system accredited by DNV-GL Healthcare for quality and patient safety. All five hospitals, as well as our outpatient centers and provider-based clinics hold this national distinction from DNV’s accreditation program, the National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. We are the only local health system named five times to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Hospitals list, and we are recognized by CareChex as among the Top 10 percent of U.S. hospitals for medical excellence and patient safety in overall medical care.

Why the Springfield Area?  

Southwest Missouri offers outdoor activities, live music, theaters, major sports teams and an established academic community - and Springfield is at the heart of it all.