University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-AFMDWRCH [#24612, 23080]
Position Title: Associate Facility Medical Director: Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/03/29, finished 2023/09/12, listed until 2023/09/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

WORCESTER RECOVERY CENTER AND HOSPITAL The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) seeks a full-time (40 hours per week) board-certified/board-eligible psychiatrist to serve at The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) in Worcester, MA as Associate Facility Medical Director. The Associate Facility Medical Director must also be board-certified/board eligible in forensic psychiatry. Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is a state-of-the art hospital operated by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health that cares for adults with serious mental health conditions in continuing care and acute forensic units. As a primary teaching site for UMass Chan, the Associate Facility Medical Director may work with residents, medical students, and other disciplines.

The Associate Facility Medical Director is a physician leader who, in collaboration with the Facility MedicalDirector, champions clinical excellence in all facets of psychiatric care at WRCH, with a particular responsibility for forensic psychiatric services. This position will lead, manage, and provide back-up coverage, for the forensic psychiatric service at WRCH. Forensic service management includes, but is not limited to:

• Providing direct care to a half caseload of forensic patients.

• Coordinating forensic care with the WRCH legal department and with the Department of Mental Health’s central office legal services, forensic services, and the Office of Inpatient Management.

• Facilitating ongoing review of patients under forensic evaluation to ensure clinically efficient and timely completion of court-ordered forensic evaluations.

• Leading the clinical physician-review of all required risk assessments, including independent forensic risk assessments (IFRAs).

• Mentoring staff psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners in the provision of required forensic testimony in court and directly provide testimony, as needed, in cases involving significant clinical complexity and/or risk.

UMass Chan is the only academic medical school in central Massachusetts and a destination site for excellent clinical care. The Department promotes academic, research and leadership opportunities through CME programs and the Center for Research and Development Office. It 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.

Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment that includes Departmental support for clinical, training and research. The benefit package includes generous holiday and paid time off for professional development totaling to more than 7 weeks; generous medical, dental, and malpractice insurance; eligibility to participate in the state’s defined benefit pension plan or a defined contribution retirement plan; and an annual practice allowance. There is the option for voluntary night, weekend, and holiday coverage with highly competitive reimbursement.

J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply. The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health participates in the J-1 Waiver Program for positions, like the Associate Facility Medical Director, hired into state operated programs.

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

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department and University. 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
508-856-8507 (Geoffry Bottone)
Department of Psychiatry
UMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01605