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Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking to recruit a psychiatrist with interest/expertise in inpatient psychiatry to our clinical faculty. This is a clinician-educator position (non-tenured) with predominantly inpatient clinical and administrative responsibilities. University of Illinois Health  and Hospital Systems is a 462 bed hospital with a 35 bed locked Inpatient Psychiatry unit that is organized around four treatment teams with specific specialties, including women’s mental health, psychosis, mood and anxiety, and med-psych. Each team consists of an attending, one or two residents, several medical students, a dedicated social worker and other trainees. The medical director will work closely with all four treatment teams, the unit nursing director and the director of psychiatric social work to maintain a collaborative, patient- centered approach to treatment and recovery. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate well with the Emergency Room, the Department of Medicine, which co-manages patients on the med-psych service, as well as other specialties. This position includes teaching and supervision of residents, medical students and other trainees, in both inpatient and possibly outpatient settings, video supervision of resident psychotherapy patients and shared on-call duties. The applicant must be a Doctor of Medicine and have completed an ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited residency in Psychiatry. The applicant must possess or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Illinois and an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license, and must be Board-Certified in Psychiatry.  Experience and interest in teaching and supervising medical students and residents in an inpatient setting is essential. 

Important goals at UIC are to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students and trainees and to also provide high quality care to our diverse patient population. UIC is very dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. 

We are one of the largest Psychiatry departments in the Midwest with a strong General Psychiatry Residency Training Program and several fellowships, including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addictions, Neuropsychiatry and Women’s Mental Health. Our Department is nationally known for clinical research in psychosis, anxiety and mood disorders, late life depression, autism, addictions, mental health services, and women’s mental health and there will be ample scope for collaboration with these programs. We have an active ECT service and are starting an esketamine clinic and an rTMS program. There are opportunities for quality outcomes research. Please visit our department website at www.psych.uic.edu. Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uic.edu and reference Job ID 130710 and submit a CV, cover letter and three names of references by April 30, 2020. The application review process will start immediately after the application deadline. The start date is flexible.  

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information:

Maria Manzano
1601 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612