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Psychiatrist - Adult Inpatient

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jun 1, 2022

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Psychiatrist - Adult Inpatient

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Psychiatry
Posted: May 27, 2022
Apply By: Open until filled


The Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in conjunction with the Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a board certified/board eligible Psychiatrist to join our clinical faculty and serve as an inpatient team leader in Austin, Texas. We seek a physician who will help our department achieve the goal of working 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.

The Department is committed to fostering a culture that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusion and promotes innovation in training methods, research and service to the community. 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 culturally 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 diverse and 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 Seton Healthcare Family, with the physician providing clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary inpatient team. Primary responsibilities will include providing world-class medicine and clinical expertise to evaluate and treat a broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders in an inpatient setting. Additional opportunities will include support of the general adult residency program.

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. The Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health network in the nation.

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 clinical teaching.
  • Dell Medical School is committed to enabling faculty to engage in scholarly activities including teaching, publications, presenting work at national and international meetings, and work with care providers and health care delivery networks to implement research in practice.
  • Work collaboratively with Dell Medical School, Seton 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;
  • Opportunity to participate in many aspects of residency training program, including didactic presentations, resident recruitment and support.
  • 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
  • Collaborate with other schools at The University of Texas at Austin and across The University of Texas system on multidisciplinary, innovative care models.
  • Participate with community based partners, including local mental health authorities, local state hospital and other public agencies.

Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit:
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of general adult 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.
  • Provides 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.
  • Provides ongoing in person and/or telemedical clinical management services consistent with the standard of care and in accordance with applicable guidelines.
  • Demonstrates excellent collaboration skills, facilitating treatment team that includes multiple disciplines and trainees. Appropriately delegates care tasks and plays central role in supervising psychiatric resident work.
  • Documents all services in a professional manner, using approved medical records system and forms. All services are documented within 24 hours of service delivery. Documents pertinent information between appointments, including phone calls, medication changes, referrals.
  • Leads/participates treatment team meetings as indicated. Attends and participates in medical staff meetings, peer review, quality management activities, and other activities within the scope of a Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist and as assigned by the Medical Director.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and complies with attendance, work schedule, on-call policies, center policies/procedures, professional/legal requirements, and billing standards. Maintains required training, licensure, and certificates.

  • 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 the Seton Healthcare Family.
  • Eligible for appointment as an assistant professor or higher in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.
  • 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.
  • Must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of established and new programs.
  • 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

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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