As part of the UT Southwestern Medical Center clinical team in Psychiatry, you will join in an evolving effort to push ahead of the traditional boundaries of medicine, deliver cures and transform patient care. In our growing downtown Dallas campus, we have psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, and many varied students advancing the development of neurotherapeutic interventions for challenging brain disorders, discovering advanced understanding of the causes of psychiatric illnesses and cures. At UT Southwestern, your ideas and skills will be put to work in ways that serve you, our patients, our community, and the world. Our 3,000+ UT Southwestern faculty foster teamwork and teach the skills that best reflect the changing landscape of therapeutics and health care delivery. Our research environment is one of the most advanced in the world, and the day-to-day quest for discovery will inspire your best work.
We are seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join our clinical faculty and serve as the Medical Director for the Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion (CPWE) program, a component of UT Southwestern’s role in the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC).
The goals of the Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion are to:
- Collaborate and coordinate with community mental health providers to expand the amount and availability of mental health care resources by developing training opportunities for residents and supervising residents at facilities operated by Local Mental Health Authorities and community mental health providers; and
- Increase the number of Texas-trained psychiatry residents who work in the public mental health system upon completion of their residencies.
This position will serve as the clinical leader for this initiative with responsibilities to include:
- Developing and implementing CPWE at Local Mental Health Authorities/Local Behavioral Health Authorities and community mental health providers
- Ensuring high quality clinical and educational experience in the CPWE program; and
- Participating in consortium activities related to CPWE (e.g., meetings, data reporting, etc.)
In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Medical Director will be expected to dedicate a significant portion of time to clinical care and supervision at CPWE sites. The specific clinical, educational, and research interests of the applicant and the needs of the department will determine the exact distribution of the remaining responsibilities.
Candidates must have an M.D. or D.O. and be board eligible or board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. While Texas licensure is not required for consideration or selection, it is a pre-requisite for starting in the position. The ideal candidate’s background includes direct patient care experience in community mental health and experience in academic training programs. Candidate must be able to provide supervision and teaching of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, general psychiatry residents, triple board residents, medical students, and other allied health students. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
Highlights of the Opportunity
- Generous compensation with a guaranteed salary and wRVU productivity incentive, as well as 10 days per year to attend conferences, with professional allowance
- Excellent comprehensive, low-cost health insurance (effective on start state), dental, vision, retirement plan, life insurance, and disability benefits. To learn more, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
- As employees of a public, State of Texas organization, physicians are entitled to $1 million in identity theft protection and many employee discounts
- No need for malpractice tail insurance: med/mal is occurrence based
- No state income tax
- Eligible site for public student loan forgiveness program and NIH loan repayment program
Discover, Educate, and Heal the Mind, Body, and Brain
The Department of Psychiatry’s vision is to meet the behavioral health needs of diverse communities across North Texas and beyond by increasing equitable access to psychiatric care and the latest advancements in neuroscience and psychiatry and preparing an effective workforce to achieve these objectives.
Our department offers expertise in broad specialty and subspecialty areas of psychiatry and opportunities to collaborate with experts in our field. To serve the diverse communities of North Texas and maintain the excellence of our institution, we welcome faculty candidates who will bring additional dimensions to our research, teaching, and clinical mission, including racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
Our generous leave program offers several paid leave options, extended illness bank, paid family leave, and holidays (including floating holidays that can be used anytime).
Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.