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Adult Addiction Psychiatrist

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 16, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Full Time

Adult Addiction Psychiatrist

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Psychiatry
Posted: Apr 17, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled


The Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in conjunction with Integral Care, seeks a board certified/eligible psychiatrist to join our clinical faculty focused on the treatment of addiction. We seek a physician who will work with our community partners to develop clinical, educational and research initiatives that revolutionize how people get and stay mentally healthy in Central Texas and beyond.

Our department leads psychiatry education for the Dell Medical School and its post-graduate programs train mental health professionals to become 21st-century leaders in the fields of psychiatry and psychology. Clinical services provide informed, evidence-based care for individuals and families in multiple general medical and specialty behavioral health settings with an active and strong presence in community settings. Importantly, the Department is leading efforts at the University of Texas-Austin to execute cutting-edge basic and clinical research that illuminates the underlying neurobiological causes of psychiatric disorders and identifies novel treatments for psychiatric disorders.

To help us achieve these goals, we seek candidates who are committed to providing care within a growing community and have a strong record of providing exemplary care and treatment that restores hope, and helps patients live healthier, fuller lives. A clinical assignment will occur through our department's collaboration with Integral Care. A leading Local Mental Health Authority in the State of Texas, Integral Care is Joint Commission accredited and prides itself on continually advancing services, primary care integration, and developing model programs to meet the needs of Travis County residents with severe and persistent mental illness. In addition, Integral Care is designated a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) through SAMHSA. Integral Care and Dell Medical School also offer a ACGME approved addiction psychiatry fellowship program, sponsored by a 5 years Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant. Primary responsibilities will include providing world-class medicine and clinical expertise to evaluate and treat a broad spectrum of substance use disorders. It is expected that the successful candidate will serve as a key faculty member in the addiction psychiatry fellowship as well as support the general adult residency program. Additional partnership with the VA, with opportunities for research activity are also available and would be encouraged.

The successful candidate's appointment within the department requires regular participation in educational activities with medical students and residents. In addition, the physician will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing development of training programs and collaborations that allow for the pursuit of innovative clinical programming and research initiatives.

Dell Medical School, the first new medical school built at a tier one research university in nearly fifty years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. We are committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery.

Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growing metropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” a high-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest state universities in the country. It is a dynamic, vibrant and exciting place to call home, surrounded by natural beauty and host city to world class events like South by Southwest, Austin City Limits Festival, and Formula One Racing that draw millions of domestic and international visitors annually.

Primary Duties and Expectations

General Expectations:
  • Provide high-quality clinical care and teaching within scope of license, training, credentialing, and current, quality standards of care within a community mental health setting.
  • Work collaboratively with Dell Medical School, Integral Care leadership and the medical directors, physician providers and other clinical staff to develop excellence in service and clinical care, optimal outcomes, and efficient resource utilization.
  • Serve as faculty, with opportunity for leadership, in the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program
  • Train and mentor students, residents and fellows on new models of care and clinical practice.
  • Develop and foster an atmosphere of scientific and academic inquiry in conjunction with trainees within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Opportunity to participate in many aspects of residency training program, including didactic presentations, resident recruitment and support.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other schools at The University of Texas at Austin and across The University of Texas system on multidisciplinary, innovative care models.
  • Opportunity to engage in scholarly activities including teaching, presenting work at national and international meetings, and working with care providers and health care delivery networks to implement research in practice.

Clinical Practice Expectations:
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of addiction psychiatry: possesses the communication skills necessary to obtain information through the clinical interview and interpret response to treatment; understands the impact of various psychosocial systems on treatment; understands age specific psychopharmacology.
  • Provide and appropriately documents in-person and/or telemedical psychiatric evaluations consistent with the standard of care and in accordance with any applicable guidelines and documentation requirements. Psychiatric diagnosis is supported by clinical findings.
  • Provide ongoing in-person and/or telemedical clinical management services consistent with departmental/agency standard of care and in accordance with applicable guidelines.
  • Demonstrate excellent collaboration skills, facilitating treatment team that includes multiple disciplines and trainees.
  • Document all services in a professional manner, using approved medical records system and forms. All services are documented within 24 hours of service delivery. Document pertinent information between appointments, including phone calls, medication changes, referrals.
  • Work harmoniously with Unit Manager(s), Associate Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer to define and deliver quality clinical medical care for all clients.
  • Comply with attendance, work schedule, on-call policies, center policies/procedures, professional/legal requirements, and billing standards. Maintain required training, licensure, and certificates.
  • Clinical settings may include specialized substance abuse treatment programs, outpatient clinics, crisis services, and residential treatment.


  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas, or the ability to obtain prior to appointment.
  • Board certified in psychiatry, or board eligible with a commitment to obtain certification within two years.
  • Eligible for credentialing and privileging by our clinics.
  • Eligible for appointment as an assistant professor or higher in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, evaluation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence/motivate others at all professional and administrative levels.
  • Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence.
  • A track record of being able to lead, direct, and influence a team regardless of reporting lines, as well as be a team player.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of interest, current CV and list of three (3) references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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