Established in the early 1960s, the Virginia Treatment Center for
Children (VTCC) is the Child and Adolescent Division of the VCU
Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and the pediatric
psychiatric service of the comprehensive array of services offered
by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. VTCC combines a
multi-prong mission of Clinical Care, Teaching, Research and
Advocacy/Collaboration to impact a wide array of behavioral health
and social determinants of health.
VTCC operates a new (2018) inpatient and outpatient facility,
incorporating the latest technology and family friendly environment
utilizing a 32 inpatient acute bed service; an expanded
multi-disciplinary outpatient service; an innovative mental health
resource center to assist pediatricians and families, and
opportunities for collaborative research and training through the
Commonwealth Center for Child and Family Studies (CICFS).
Chief Purpose of this position
This position supports the clinical and teaching missions
primarily, with opportunities for research and community
collaboration to advance access to critical demand child psychiatry
services and training. Clinical work includes a focus on outpatient
and periodic consultation/liaison services to pediatric
medicine/specialties and the pediatric emergency department.
Inpatient rotational coverage and on-call, shared with a team of
Physicians is expected. Provides teaching to medical students,
residents, fellows, and trainees with opportunities to
consult/train in community settings. Collaborates with allied
professionals with an interdisciplinary team approach. The position
is flexible to address candidate’s interests and professional
development with regard to treatment focus and scholarly
1. Teaching – Teach child and adolescent psychiatry to medical
students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, graduate
2. Clinical – Provide psychiatric assessment and treatment to
primarily in an outpatient setting and consultation/liaison
services to Pediatric medicine/ED through onsite and
telepsychiatry. Participates in Division-wide rotational inpatient
coverage and on-call services.
3. Service – Departmentally assigned committees
4. Other (administrative duties, scholarly work, etc.) – attending
Grand Rounds, participation in CME activities, professional
development activities, Good Citizenship activities.
Note: Clinical assignment and other responsibilities are determined
to mutually meet the needs of the Department and the candidate’s
interests and strengths.
●MD Candidates will be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry and have demonstrated experience with
pediatric patients and their families, fostering an
interdisciplinary team approach. Must be licensed or eligible for
licensure to practice in Virginia.
●Clinical Experience in outpatient, C/L and inpatient settings.
Populations include ages 3-17 including intellectual disabilities,
autism spectrum, and mental health.
Experience in teaching within an academic setting. Comfortable with
●Experience and desire to work in an academic medical
Position Type: MCVP Full time equivalent: 1.0 Tenure: Ineligible Rank: Open Months: 12 Department: Psychiatry