Open Rank Psychiatrist - Wake ACT

Chapel Hill, NC
Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: Psychiatry-Centr of Excel-ACT - 412215

Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0002419

Position Summary: The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, fixed-term Open Rank Psychiatrist, for the role of Staff Psychiatrist for the UNC Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team operating in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. The ACT Team provides comprehensive psychiatric and rehabilitative services to approximately 75 individuals with serious and persistent mental illness as well as co-morbid substance use disorders. The psychiatrist will provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary ACT Team, and is responsible for clinical oversight and implementation of treatment and interventions. The psychiatrist will conduct psychiatric assessments, manage treatment, medications, and other interventions, and assess physical health needs. The psychiatrist will also provide training and clinical supervision to residents, medical students, and other mental health trainees and collaborate on relevant research projects. This position provides multiple opportunities that enhance the experience of practicing psychiatry on an ACT team. The most recent program fidelity evaluation of this UNC ACT team found it to be meeting "exceptional practice" standards. These opportunities include: * Collaboration with ACT practice experts who are disseminating best ACT practices in North Carolina and nationally through UNC's Institute for Best Practices. Institute staff work in close collaboration with UNC ACT teams to help train North Carolina and out-of-state ACT teams in best practice work. * Integration of the ACT team in a large academic health care system; an integrated care program with primary care provided by UNC WakeBrook in Raleigh. * Shared management of patient care with psychiatric crisis and inpatient services within the UNC system when those services are essential for an individual's care. * Access to robust population health and analytics tools to facilitate care of the team and to support innovation in delivery of the service. * Opportunities to participate in significant and innovative research studies relevant to ACT work, including integration of occupational therapy within ACT.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Applicant must hold an MD or DO and completion of an approved psychiatric residency program; BC/BE; and a North Carolina medical license is required.

Qualification and Experience: Experience working with serious mental illness in a community setting, ideally with an ACT team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required and the applicant must have the ability to work flexibly within a team setting. Must have a valid NC driver's license.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Laura Catherine Newton

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: Interested candidates may apply by going to and attaching a curriculum vitae and letter of application.

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