University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

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Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-APFORENSIC [#26840, 24045]
Position Title: Attending Psychiatrist, Forensic
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/12/11, listed until 2024/06/11)
Position Description:    


The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) board-certified/board-eligible (forensic) psychiatrist to serve on one of the court-evaluation units (CEUs) 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 with severe mental health conditions in our CEUs and continuing care units (CCUs). While forensic training is recommended, it is not required for interested psychiatrists to apply. Candidate will be recommended for a UMass Chan faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor based on qualifications.

Job description: - Admitting, providing care in a treatment team context, and discharging of individuals sent by Massachusetts courts for forensic evaluations. - Typical census: 11 patients, weekly meetings, and notes. - Monitoring psychopharmacologic treatment and overall treatment of patients on census and leading the clinical team. - Collaborating with medical providers (physicians, mid-level providers, dentists, etc.) for comprehensive patient care. - Interdisciplinary consultations, including with designated forensic professionals (DFPs) who conduct the court-ordered evaluations, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, and addiction specialists (on an as-needed basis). - Collaborating and regularly consulting with the hospital legal team on individual cases regarding risk, commitment hearings, testimony, and other case-specific questions. - Pursuing legal/forensic measures as necessary to ensure appropriate patient care, including civil commitment, guardianship, etc. - On-the-job training and mentoring regarding Massachusetts-specific laws and statutes, testimony, and risk assessments. - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or 8:30 am – 5:00 pm schedule, family-friendly, with no required nights or weekend calls. - Opportunity to join the on-call team for additional moonlighting with additional competitive reimbursement.

Academic Opportunities: - Supervision of psychiatry residents and medical students during the forensic rotation (on a rotating, availability basis) - Opportunity to be involved in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship (for those interested and with forensic or other specialty training). - 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 training and workshops.

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. - Part-time awards are available, prorated up to 50%. Learn more about eligibility and program details:

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.

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

For questions about this position, please contact Brian Daly, MD, Vice Chair, Public Sector Psychiatry ( and David McGarry, MD, Facility Medical Director, WRCH (

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Department of Psychiatry
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655