The UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our clinical faculty and serve on our clinical team.
The physician will have a primary role in the department’s operation of programs funded and administered through the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC). The TCMHCC was created by the 86th Texas Legislature to leverage the expertise and capacity of the health-related institutions of higher education to address urgent mental health challenges and improve the mental health care system in this state in relation to children and adolescents. These programs include:
- Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)- providing telehealth-based consultation and training to primary care providers.
- Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT)- providing in-school behavioral telehealth care to at-risk children and adolescents.
- Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion (CPWE)- funding full-time academic psychiatrists as academic medical directors and new psychiatric resident rotation positions at facilities operated by community mental health providers.
The successful candidate's appointment within the Department of Psychiatry also requires regular participation in educational activities with medical students and residents and provides opportunity for collaborations that allow for the pursuit of innovative clinical programming and research initiatives.
Candidates must have an M.D. or D.O; an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas, or the ability to obtain prior to appointment; be board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, or board eligible with a commitment to obtain certification within two years; eligible for credentialing and privileging by Children’s Medical Center, and other collaborating agencies in our community; eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor or higher in the Department of Psychiatry; demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, evaluation, and communication skills; ability to influence/motivate others at all professional and administrative levels; must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence; must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of established and new programs.; a track record of being able to lead, direct, and influence a team regardless of reporting lines, as well as be a team player. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.