Clinical Instructor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Psychiatry-WakeBrook Primary C - 412235

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Clinical Instructor

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID:



Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:




Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Dependent on Experience

Proposed Start Date:


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

The North Carolina Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program coordinates with existing state and local resources to assist formerly incarcerated people experiencing chronic disease with all aspects of successful reentry through linkages to essential medical services. FIT employs specially trained Community Health Workers (CHW) with prior criminal-legal system involvement to coordinate services. The FIT Program is modeled on an evidence-based program developed by the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN). TCN has demonstrated that participants have reduced utilization of emergency services and hospitalizations and fewer days incarcerated. Upon release from the state prison system, individuals are frequently without work, without health insurance, and without a medical home. The FIT Program works with local reentry councils to assist clients in all aspects of reentry to improve chances of successful reentry and reduce recidivism.

The FIT Program is launching a two-year pilot to provide psychiatric and primary care services to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) releasing from prison into Wake County. This new clinic will be located at UNC WakeBrook, a behavioral health facility in Raleigh, N.C. which provides a continuum of services for people with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Clients will be referred for services prior to release from prison and will be seen in the clinic until they are appropriate to transition to a psychiatric provider in the community (approximately six months).

Position Summary:

The FIT Program at WakeBrook, part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks to hire a full-time (40 hours per week) Clinical Instructor faculty member. The Clinical Instructor will serve both as a site manager (50%) and research assistant (50%) for the pilot clinic. Primary responsibilities will include oversight of the day-to-day activities of Community Health Workers, assigning tasks and managing program performance, ensuring timely and accurate data collection, conducting and monitoring clinic program evaluation and research projects, and assisting FIT staff with program implementation and health systems navigation. Program evaluation and research tasks will be comprised primarily of interviewing clients, conducting qualitative and survey research, and data abstraction from the electronic health record. Tasks may include performing literature searches; conducting quantitative analysis using statistical program(s); data management, data cleaning, and data analysis; editing and formatting manuscripts and reports; and financial tracking, among other research related activities. The position will function as the lead member of a highly integrated and interdisciplinary team and work closely with respective internal and external partner agencies.

Principal duties will include:
1. Manage, direct, and supervise FIT team at WakeBrook and participate in FIT Program team meetings
2. Ensure program (including all projects and staff) is compliant with all applicable regulations
3. Become knowledgeable and stay well-informed on the TCN program model and resources; help maintain fidelity to the program model and participate in relevant TCN activities
4. Develop and implement training for FIT staff to ensure program compliance and fidelity, and if necessary, connect them with relevant resources
5. Train and assist FIT staff in health systems navigation
6. Stay abreast of current regulations and best practices in health systems navigation
7. Work with local and regional partners to create new collaborations and enrich current activities
8. Provide full administrative and task supervision to two Community Health Workers
9. Ensure employees are trained in job responsibilities and provide support for ongoing development
10. Manage the performance review process and assign performance ratings, and address performance deficiencies and disciplinary issues as needed
11. Set work schedules and approve leave requests
12. Assist in data collection and data entry to support the FIT Program
13. Develop and manage online survey instruments using Qualtrics or other online survey administration tools
14. Conduct in-person and phone-based surveys
15. Assist in the implementation and administration of program evaluation and research projects
16. Coordinate program evaluation and research project plans and progress; anticipate issues in need of resolution; research, develop and implement alternative methods when needed
17. Other duties as assigned by management to meet program needs

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Applicants for the Clinical Instructor position must have a Master’s degree in a relevant human services field (e.g., MSW, MPA, MPH, or closely related field).

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Experience with project management, project startups, or project implementation within a health care setting
Must have experience supervising employees and leading a team
Excellent organization, follow through, and ability to juggle multiple priorities in fast-paced environment with multiple collaborators
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Skills in conducting interviews
Experience working with health care systems, substance use treatment programs, community-based organizations
Comfortable working with culturally diverse populations, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community
Comfortable working with a diversity of formerly incarcerated people, including those convicted of sex offenses and violent crimes
Flexible and able to take initiative
Ability to operate office equipment, including keyboard, copier, telephone, fax; able to view and work on a computer for a long period of time, ability to use Microsoft Office and internet
Must be able to work with high-needs population and provide guidance in directing clients to appropriate crisis resources, in addition to providing support/training to CHWs in responding to stressful situations
Working knowledge of the research principles and methods of data entry, collection, and analysis to complete defined assignments independently
Working knowledge of statistics and information technology to assist with the collection and preparation of data/information related to defined research area
Experience working on public health and/or related research projects. Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection.
Familiarity with regulatory requirements (i.e. National Institute of Health (NIH), Institutional Review Board (IRB)), health care terminology, and health record data abstraction

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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