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Program Director of Residency, Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor

University of Florida

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Program Director of Residency, Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor

Job No: 525357
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Medicine/Physicians
Department: 29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Job Description

Classification Title:

Program Director of Residency, Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor

Job Description:
The Opportunity
The University of Florida Department of Psychiatry is seeking a motivated and dynamic Assistant/Associate or Full Professor to join the team as a full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure or non-tenure accruing position as the Residency Program Director. The Residency Program Director will be responsible for clinical oversight and administration of the ACGME Residency Program for 44 residents actively participating in the treatment of patients in all psychiatry and sub-specialty areas.

The Residency Program Director (RPD) has overall responsibility, authority, and accountability for administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; resident recruitment and selection; evaluation, promotion, and discipline of residents; supervision of residents; and faculty development in the context of program training needs. The RPD is responsible for the development of a training program plan that includes objectives related to competencies based upon the ACGME common and specialty-specific program requirements. Some of the general responsibilities include assigning resident clinical rotations to ensure progressive responsibility, annual review of the program (in collaboration with the Program Evaluation Committee) to assess the quality of both the experiential and didactic curricula of the educational program, assessment of each clinical teaching unit in proportion to the number of teaching staff and house staff for appropriate patient and professional services, establishment of a mechanism to provide career planning and counseling for residents, selection of candidates for admission to the program, in accordance with the institutional Graduate Medical Education Committee, assessment of performance for each resident including post-graduate training verification, supervision and evaluation of associate program directors, faculty, and staff members, and ensure compliance with institutional and accrediting agency requirements. In addition, the RPD must comply with all the duties specified within the ACGME training requirements, as well as, be familiar with and comply with Review Committee policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures. The RPD is provided with a minimum of 0.5 FTE for administrative (non-clinical) duties related to the program. Provision of patient care services through clinical teaching and direct patient care is also a core part of the role. Experience in working with student learners and residents is required. Collaboration within and across clinical departments is strongly encouraged and interest and participation in interdisciplinary research is welcomed.

In addition, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry are engaged in clinical and scholarly collaborations throughout UF and nationally that afford rich opportunities for career development. The Department of Psychiatry offers extensive opportunities for clinical research/ scholarly collaborations. There is also opportunity for program development involving specialty inpatient treatment and outpatient services and consultation. As a faculty member in the College of Medicine, the candidate will also contribute to its educational mission by participating in graduate and/or undergraduate medical education, particularly the teaching of psychiatry fellows, general psychiatry residents, and medical students during rotations and didactic teaching. Finally, the successful candidate must be willing to engage in service at the level of the department, college, and larger profession and demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful applicant for this position will report to the Chair in the Department of Psychiatry.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with training and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a:
  • M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent, be Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, and able to obtain a Florida Medical License and UF Health medical staff appointment.
  • Possess prior teaching experience in a clinical, academic, or administrative capacity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active scholarly activities (within last 5 years)
  • Motivated physician with a desire for a career in psychiatry within an academic setting
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership/administrative experience
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Prior experience as Program Director or Associate Program Director for a residency or fellowship program

Compensation and Benefits

As one of the nation's top public research universities, the University of Florida is dedicated to providing robust benefits options to support the wellbeing of their employees. The university offers a range of complementary and affordable benefit options to meet your family's financial, educational, and health needs. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Salary commensurate based on candidate's experience
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts, employee wellness program, and employee assistance program
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance
  • Plan for your future with retirement savings and investment options that grow with you
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and personal holiday/winter break
  • Time to recover - 8 weeks of paid parental and medical leave programs
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services

About the University of Florida
About the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine
Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida are engaged in groundbreaking projects covering a variety of interests through our Centers, labs, and collaborations with other departments. Department Psychiatry includes a large outpatient center with various specialty clinics within (including one associated with our Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment), a very active inpatient service, psychiatry collaborative program for primary care practitioners, school consultation program, and community consultation services. The Department of Psychiatry spans services across adult, addiction, and child/adolescent specializations, including a freestanding psychiatric hospital, a large consult liaison service at the main UF Shands Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center operated by our Addiction Division, and multiple research centers including the Center for Addiction Research & Education and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (COARD). UF is also an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

UF is an active campus in the heart of a growing city. UF is one of the Top 5 public universities in the nation and one of the largest medical centers in Florida. UF is a leader in the Southeast for innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders with a strong commitment to the conduct of clinical science. UF College of Medicine is ranked 43rd in the nation by US News and World Report. UF is ranked #19 among public medical schools in the U.S. with $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding and researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes. Why Choose Medicine At UF?
The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of Florida, Gainesville is home to the state's largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state's centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Things to do in Gainesville , Visit Gainesville

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of the online application:
  • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualification relative to the credentials listed above, including a diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Names/Contact Information (3). The cover letter should include the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide an evaluative appraisal of the applicant's work, potential in the field, and capacity to be an effective colleague in an academic health sciences center. References will be requested from the Department should the applicant be considered.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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