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UCSF Fresno - Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program Faculty

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 5th, 2017
Last review date: October 5th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 5th, 2019
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.


Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program

The University of California San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program (UCSF Fresno) and Veterans Affairs Central California Health Care System, Fresno (VA) are seeking candidates for a 1.0 FTE faculty position at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program in Fresno. The VA is looking for a full-time academically oriented psychiatrist to work within the Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program (SUDP). The SUDP is composed of an interdisciplinary team that includes addiction therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and psychologists, with oversight of the program provided by a medical director. The psychiatrist will be providing services to veterans who suffer from a variety of mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, depression, severe mental illness and other related conditions. The SUDP is a cognitive-behavioral oriented program that utilizes motivational intervention techniques and interventions with relapse prevention medications and provides buprenorphine for opioid-use disorders.

As part of the UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Program, additional responsibilities will include supervision of psychiatric residents, fellows, and medical students on core and elective psychiatry rotations at the VA, participation in UCSF Fresno Psychiatry Grand Rounds, and didactic seminar series. Candidates must be either board certified or eligible in Psychiatry, California licensed or eligible to obtain a California license, and must have completed Psychiatry residency training.

The program is based in Fresno, California, which offers a high standard of living combined with a low cost of living. The result is a quality of life uniquely Californian, yet surprisingly affordable. Limitless recreational opportunities and spectacular scenery is all accessible in a community with abundant affordable housing. While there is much to see and do in Fresno, the city is ideally located for fast, convenient getaways to the majestic Sierra (just 90 minutes away) as well as the scenic Central Coast, just 2.5 hours away. Fresno is the only major city in the country with close proximity to three national parks, including renowned Yosemite National Park.


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.

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San Francisco, CA



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