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Addiction Hospitalist

Application Window

Open date: August 18, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Feb 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Feb 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Job Description


UCSF Health, a world leader in research and academic medicine, is recruiting compassionate inpatient addiction-trained physicians to lead and staff a new inpatient addiction consult service. UCSF Health is searching for an excellent team member with expertise and passion to improve care for patients who use drugs to lead this important new clinical service and improve addiction care for patients admitted to UCSF Health. This role will be supported by an addiction nurse practitioner, a Quality Medical Director of Addiction, a program analyst, and a dedicated social worker.

Successful candidates will be trained in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry, and will be responsible for leadership, oversight, and medical management of the new inpatient addiction consult service. Responsibilities include building a new consult service through direct patient care and relationship-building, teaching residents and students, providing direct patient care, managing concerns of other clinicians staffing the service, assisting other departments with direct interactions with physicians or medical staff, and working with the Quality Medical Director to ensure that high-quality, safe, and effective care is delivered to admitted patients with substance use disorders. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinician with interest in working in an academic addiction setting and building and growing a new clinical service.

In addition, the new faculty member would spend time in their chosen specialty at UCSF Health. We are open to candidates practicing in either inpatient or outpatient general medicine, or some combination of both.

We anticipate that the majority of clinical time will be on the inpatient addiction consult service, with the remaining time divided between other clinical, administrative, and teaching responsibilities.

Applicant Requirements

To best meet the needs of our diverse patient population, trainees, and the city of San Francisco, we specifically seek applicants who demonstrate a unique contribution and commitment to diversity. We are committed to promoting the diversity of our physician workforce and to fostering an equitable and inclusive care and learning environment.

Successful candidates for faculty positions will have strong references and show evidence of or potential for outstanding teaching and demonstrate potential for academic success.

Interested applicants for all positions should apply with a letter of interest, their CV, and contacts for three references. Candidates must possess an MD degree (or equivalent degree), be board certified/eligible in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry either via fellowship training or practice pathway, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California at the time of hire. In addition, all applicants for UCSF faculty appointments are required to submit a “Contributions to Diversity” statement in their application. Guidelines can be found here:

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree
MD or equivalent
Specialty Addiction Medicine and/or Addiction Psychiatry training
Current CA State Medical License, Board Certification in relevant specialty.
DEA X-waiver
Clinical expertise and teaching experience with residents and students
Leadership experience developing programs and/or clinical services
Preferably at least 2-3 years post-residency clinically experience

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA