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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.


Essential Duties

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 alcohol-related dysfunction.
  • 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 clinician educator/researchers.
  • Design, implement and direct research in any of the following areas:

o    Mental healthcare workforce diversity;

o    Community psychiatry;

o    Substance abuse;

o    Resilience research;

o    Mental health services and utilization;

o    Integrated mental health and primary care services;

o    Culturally congruent care;

o    Public mental health policy;

o    Resident and physician well-being.

  • Direct patient care activities, to be negotiated with the primary participating institution, not to exceed three half-days per week.


Required Qualifications

  • Three years’ experience as a member of a teaching faculty or as an educational administrative leader preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership in teaching, experience in community-engaged mental health research.
  • Demonstrated 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 training experiences.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Experience in providing research mentorship and education to students, residents, and faculty.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications

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).


Special Requirements

  • 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.


(209) 944-8385

Contact Information:

Doug ORyan
Business Development
1800 N California Street
Stockton, CA 95204