University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-FMDTAUNTON [#21829, 22102]
Position Title: Facility Medical Director, Taunton State Hospital
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/05/24, listed until 2022/11/24)
Position Description:    

Facility Medical Director: Taunton State Hospital

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) seeks a board certified psychiatrist to serve as the Facility Medical Director (FMD) for Taunton State Hospital, in Taunton MA. The Facility Medical Director’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and clinical oversight for the DMH operated and contracted state hospital and community support programs. As a clinical leader within DMH, we are looking for inspired leadership in the recovery model of care for the people we serve. More specific responsibilities include utilization management, risk management, support for DMH initiatives, and oversight of clinical and psychopharmacology services. There are opportunities for research, including protected time depending on experience and goals. Successful candidates must be a licensed Massachusetts physician with board certification in psychiatry. Preferred qualifications would include facility in teaching professionals, lay public, consumers, as well as trainees such as medical students and residents.

The Department of Psychiatry is a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women’s mental health, and addiction psychiatry. We integrate our clinical, research, teaching and community partnership activities to help individuals and families transform their lives through recovery from mental illness and addiction. We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in central Massachusetts with over 350 faculty and 10 hospitals and community mental health centers.

The department sponsors weekly CME and risk management training opportunities throughout the academic year. The benefit package is designed specifically for Medical School Faculty, including malpractice coverage, health, disability and life insurance, in addition to retirement savings with the option of a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance.

UMass Chan Medical School is committed to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

For additional information about our mission driven Department of Psychiatry please view our web site at For questions about this position please contact Marie Hobart, MD, Vice Chair, Public Sector Psychiatry at

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.

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