Employment Opportunities


June 2015

Two (2) Staff Physician Positions:

The Affinity Center is searching for two part-time physicians to work three to four hours, one day a week. We are looking for physicians trained in Psychiatry, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, one to work primarily with older adolescents and adults and another to see children and adolescents, primarily, and some adults. We are looking for physicians with an interest in or curiosity about treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The Affinity Center is an innovative outpatient center for adults and children with ADHD and other psychological and learning disorders.  Our medical staff includes; Zainab Contractor, MD (our medical director), Doug Logan, MD, and Chinyere Ogbonna, MD, (who will be leaving in July to do a fellowship at Stanford), specializing in Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry, respectively. Our therapy staff includes seven psychologists (one of whom exclusively does coaching), two psychiatric social workers and a language therapist.

The physician’s role includes medical evaluations of new patients and their possible need for medication with subsequent follow-up visits with established patients, to help evaluate medication effects and side effects.  While physicians do not assume any primary care responsibility with patients, understanding the impact of physical health issues is important to our holistic approach, and we keep the patient’s primary care doctor apprised of the medications that we prescribe.  A new patient first undergoes an initial evaluation with a therapist, often including psychological assessment, and then meets regularly with the therapist after the initial meeting with a physician. Physicians meet in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings with therapy staff to determine the best treatment approach for new cases and to review ongoing cases. The first line on call is managed by the therapy staff.  It is rare that an after-hours call requires immediate physician input.

The Affinity Center opened eighteen years ago.  We receive referrals from a variety of sources, including physicians, psychotherapists and educators in the area, but most of our referrals come through other patients.   Our patient population ranges from six to seventy years old, with a median age of about twenty-one.  The Affinity Center is not affiliated with any insurance companies. We rely on a self-pay, fee-for-service model. For more information about the center, please visit our website at www.adhdcincinnati.com.

If you are interested in working collaboratively with an experienced group of psychotherapists and physicians, please call us.  You can start by reaching one of our co-directors, Douglas Pentz, PhD, at the office (513-984-1000) or by e-mail (dpentz@theaffinitycenter.com).

Thank you!  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

One (1) Staff Psychologist Position

The Affinity Center is searching for a full-time psychologist with adolescent and adult experience to join our multidisciplinary team at The Affinity Center – an innovative outpatient treatment facility for adults and children with ADHD and other psychological and learning disorders.

Our staff currently includes eight full-time psychotherapists—six psychologists, and two licensed independent social workers. There are several part-time staff members, including: a speech/language therapist, a coach, and three physicians with backgrounds in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology.

Most of the center’s clinical activities involve providing psychotherapy. Each therapist assumes the primary role in treatment planning and coordination of care within a multi-disciplinary team approach.  Psychologists also administer or supervise the administration and interpretation of psychological tests. All clinicians meet as a team several times a week to discuss new evaluations and to review cases.  The physician role includes medication evaluation and follow-up.

We are looking for psychologists with interest and/or experience in treating ADHD, learning and/or other psychological conditions with adolescent and adult populations.  We are seeking individuals who are not only comfortable with and curious about treating a broad range of psychological disorders but who also value working collaboratively with a diverse and experienced group of psychotherapists and physicians.

The Affinity Center opened in 1996 and remains one of the few comprehensive, multidisciplinary ADHD treatment centers of its kind in the country. We are embarking on a plan to expand our capacity to meet the needs of an ever-growing referral base and to offer a broader variety of services. The clinical population ranges from 6 to 70 years-old, with a median age of 21.  We receive referrals from a variety of sources, including psychotherapists, physicians and educators in the area, but most of our referrals come through other clients.  The Affinity Center is not affiliated with any insurance companies. We rely on a self-pay, fee-for-service model which has been very successful. For more information about the Center, please visit our Web site at www.theaffinitycenter.com .

For those not familiar with our area, Cincinnati is a three-state, 15-county region that offers world-class assets in arts and culture, amusements, hospitality, sports and recreation. Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis while maintaining a friendly, small town atmosphere – a unique balance of extraordinary contrasts – but one that makes the region a remarkably flexible location filled with a wealth of opportunities and options.

Pay and benefits for this position are competitive. If you are interested in learning more about working at The Affinity Center, please call our co-director Doug Pentz, PhD at 513-984-1000 or e-mail him dpentz@theaffinitycenter.com.