Director-Child & Adolescent Psychiatry -133

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is recruiting a Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry division in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry in the WVU School of Medicine. The successful candidate will practice in Morgantown, WV.

Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows .

This position oversees the child psychiatry mental health clinical service line as it spans from ambulatory to inpatient services for children’s mental health in the WVU Medicine System. Also included is oversight of the clinical needs and integrational programs within WVU Children’s Hospital via consultation and liaison services and collaborative care needs of pediatric mental health services. The provider will work alongside and lead a team of multidisciplinary providers in the care and in coordination of the pediatric service line including: child and pediatric psychologists, pediatric case managers, clinical social workers, pediatric psychiatric nursing, pediatric behavioral health technicians, pediatric APPS and pediatric professional counselors.

This leadership position reports directly to the Vice Chair of Clinical Services and to the Chairman of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Conceptualization, coordination, and collaboration with departmental leadership regarding the strategic mission of the department as it applies to pediatric mental healthcare, research and education.
  • Coordination and collaboration with other departments and divisions within West Virginia University that express needs related to pediatric mental health.
  • Collaborate with and oversee clinical supervision of other child and adolescent psychiatrists and affiliated APPs who provide medical psychiatric services to children.
  • Lead Child Division meetings and serve as the leader in community engagement, advocacy and research oversight and clinical care of the service line.
  • Oversee the recruitment, retention and professional development of faculty and staff that meets the needs of the department in pediatric mental health services.
  • Work with educational leadership within the department to meet the clinical training needs of multidisciplinary trainees in pediatric mental health.
Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible for state medical licensure. Successful candidate must have completed an accredited psychiatry residency program as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program. Successful candidates must be ABPN board certified/eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

Candidates with background and experience in external relations, integrated/collaborative pediatric behavioral and mental health care, complex processes across organizations, client and patient needs, community and organizational development, and educational programming for a variety of health care learners are encouraged to apply.

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute guides a team of 170 dedicated faculty in providing compassionate patient care and advanced medicine through education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve. The Institute spearheads efforts to develop innovative solutions for neurological and psychiatric conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis to chronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and four hospitals under management agreements, anchored by our flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.

Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities. Morgantown is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD.

Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn, and make a difference from day one. To learn more, visit and apply online at . For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, Senior Physician Recruiter, at .

West Virginia University & University Health Associates are an AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

Notes To Applicants
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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