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Residency Director-Adult Psychiatry-Dignity Health
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center seeks an
experienced, community-involved Psychiatry Program Director to start and lead a
Psychiatry Residency Program focused on critical mental health needs of San
Joaquin County. Community needs assessments have demonstrated an acute
need for mental health services in the communities of the San Joaquin Valley.
Resources for treatment and support are routinely overwhelmed by demands. The
President, DIO, and staff are prepared to provide leadership and research
support, accreditation expertise, and educational resources for a psychiatry
program leader focused on producing mental health specialists who promote
prevention and develop evidence to support the achievement of health equity in
addition to providing expert diagnosis and treatment to the community.
The program director will have final responsibility and
accountability for the operation of the program, and will administer and
maintain an educational environment conducive to educating the residents in
each of the ACGME competency areas. The Program Director must:
- Oversee and ensure the
quality of didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate
in the program.
- Approve a local director
at each participating site who is accountable for resident education.
- Approve the selection of
and evaluate program faculty as appropriate.
- Approve the continued
participation of program faculty based on evaluation.
- Monitor resident
supervision at all participating sites.
- Prepare and submit all
information required and requested by the ACGME.
- Ensure compliance with
all Institutional Requirements and policies and procedures implemented by
the sponsoring institution.
- Provide each resident
with a documented comprehensive evaluation and develop an individualized
learning twice yearly.
- Monitor performance and
maintain contact with residents while they are on services other than
psychiatry; and, monitor resident stress, including physical or emotional
conditions which inhibit performance or learning, as well as drug- or
- Be familiar with and
comply with ACGME and Review Committee policies and procedures as outlined
in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.
- Obtain review and
approval of the sponsoring institution’s GMEC/DIO before submitting
information or requests to the ACGME.
- Mentor residents’ and
junior faculty research activities.
- Recruit additional
- Design, implement and
direct research in any of the following areas:
healthcare workforce diversity;
health services and utilization;
mental health and primary care services;
mental health policy;
and physician well-being.
- Direct patient care
activities, to be negotiated with the primary participating institution,
not to exceed three half-days per week.
- Three years’ experience
as a member of a teaching faculty or as an educational administrative
- Demonstrated leadership
in teaching, experience in community-engaged mental health research.
instructional and presentation skills.
- An entrepreneurial
spirit to engage collaborators within and outside the university and to
attract highly qualified and committed trainees and faculty.
- Track record of building
affiliations with community partners and clinical sites to create unique
- Strong publication
- Experience in providing
research mentorship and education to students, residents, and faculty.
- Superior communication
and interpersonal skills.
- Perform other related
duties as assigned.
Education and Certification
- MD or DO degree.
- Completion of an
ACGME-accredited Psychiatry residency.
- Current board
certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
- Unrestricted medical
licensure in the state of California (current or eligible).
- Ability to work
effectively with a diverse community.
- Direct patient care activities,
to be negotiated with the primary participating institution.
Please contact Doug O’Ryan, Director of Business & Physician
Development, if you are interested in applying or have any questions.
1800 N California Street
Stockton, CA 95204