Academic Psychiatrist



Academic Psychiatrist

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0882
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of President
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The UTRGV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry seeks a Psychiatrist to serve as Chief Medical Officer for Palms Behavioral Health. The chosen candidate will be awarded academic appointment commensurate with experience and credentials in the UTRGV School of Medicine.
This position is specifically responsible for improving clinical outcome and treatment effectiveness and increasing overall cost-effectiveness of care. Individual awarded this position will provide leadership for the Hospital's entire patient care activities. Inclusive of Philosophy of Care, Quality Management, Educational Programming, Research and Development and Community Relations, serve on the Hospital's Governing Board and will be responsible for responding in a timely fashion to information, reporting requests as requested by the CEO.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Board Certified in Psychiatry must possess or can obtain a Texas medical license
• Established record of leadership skill and organizational ability
• Record of contributions to the development of the field of psychiatry as demonstrated through activities such as: outstanding clinical contributions to psychiatric services, participation in professional societies, research and/or publication in scholarly journals, academic teaching programs, active involvement in the District Brand or other components of the American Psychiatric Association.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:


Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Social Security Number
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20976





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