University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-CHILDPSYCH [#27519, 24072]
Position Title: Child and Adolescent Attending Psychiatrist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/04/17, listed until 2024/10/17)
Position Description:    


The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per -week) board-certified/board-eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist to serve the Adolescent Continuing Care Unit (ACCU) at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) in Worcester, MA. WRCH is a Department of Mental Health (DMH) state-of-the-art hospital that cares for adults and adolescents and their families with severe mental health conditions. The ACCU is both part of WRCH and the statewide Department of Mental Health Child, Youth, and Families (CYF) Services. The selected candidate will be recommended for a UMass Chan faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor based on qualifications.

The Attending Child and Adolescent psychiatrist will provide comprehensive psychiatric care to adolescents admitted to the ACCU. This care includes:

o    treatment planning for adolescents with complex mental health conditions at risk of or demonstrating self-harm or harm to others;

o    individualized, strength-based, trauma-informed, and trauma-responsive psychiatric care;

o    care that supports recovery and collaborates with the youth and their legally authorized representative(s)/families, as well as appropriate collateral care team members, to ensure treatment is active and moves the youth toward the least restrictive environment as soon as possible; and,

o    psychiatry/psychopharmacology services that accord with current best practices for adolescents and are informed by evidence-based practices.

As indicated, the attending child and adolescent psychiatrist also participates in forensic evaluations and testifies in court for youth admitted to the unit on forensic legal statuses (evaluation of competency, criminal responsibility, etc.). The ACCU is a family-friendly work environment, with no required nights or weekend calls. There are opportunities to join the on-call team for additional moonlighting with competitive reimbursement.

Academic Opportunities: - Supervision of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents and medical students. - Opportunity to be involved in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. -Department support for leadership training, research, and other academic endeavors through various UMass Chan-sponsored programs. - Various CME activities, including grand rounds, journal clubs, law and psychiatry lectures, and DMH-sponsored trainings, workshops and events.

Benefits: - A generous benefit plan by UMass Chan - The option to enroll in either the Massachusetts State Retirement Board pension scheme (defined benefit) or the ORP (defined contribution plan). - Holidays, paid time off, educational days, sick days, and vacation totaling more than 8 weeks. - Annual professional education stipend. - UMass-sponsored J1- Conrad waiver / H1b visa and Green Card applications. - DMH-sponsored student loan repayment program for providers of direct care in any of the DMH state-operated facilities, in exchange for four (4) years of dedicated service.

For candidates who commit to a UMass Chan/DMH position by December 31, 2024, there is the opportunity for up to $300,000.00 in DMH-funded student loan repayment.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department, University and DMH. Accordingly, the Department encourages applications from qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching, and scholarship.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

For additional information about our mission-driven Department of Psychiatry please view our website at

For questions about this position, please contact Yael Dvir, Vice Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ( .

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Department of Psychiatry
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01605