The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine is seeking a board certified Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director for the Child & Adolescent Division. The candidate must be committed to excellence in clinical care as well as teaching, administration, support of division research activities and professional development. Required experience includes previous experience in providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents, as well as experience in teaching medical students, residents, and other health professionals.
This position will be instrumental in expanding outpatient physician coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent patients with substance use disorders. In addition, this position will assist in providing on-call coverage of the inpatient Child & Adolescent service. This position will serve as the Director of the Child & Adolescent Division and will be responsible for managing all clinical, educational and research activities of faculty and staff within the Division in collaboration with other leadership in the Department of Psychiatry and other departments across UK Healthcare, the UK College of Medicine and other departments and organizations. Reporting directly to the Chair, this Division Director role will provide leadership in the areas of outpatient access to clinical care, research projects and related deliverables and education to residents and medical students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine strives to provide the highest level of patient care, innovative educational programs, active research in mental illness and advocacy throughout the state of Kentucky and beyond. These pursuits have helped the department win the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education not once, but twice.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of the department.
Completion of residency in Psychiatry.
Knowledge of psychiatric practices in a variety of clinical, teaching, and research environments, as well as a demonstrated ability in teaching students at all levels in an academic environment. Experience in serving as a division director or in a leadership role is essential for this position.
Board certification in Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Current licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure, to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky.
Current DEA-x license/buprenorphine waiver or eligibility to obtain the waiver immediately upon employment.
Previous experience in providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents in an academic medical center setting. Previous experience as a clinician educator and as a is preferred.
Internal Number: Psych-3018
About University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry
Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry, where our diverse team of highly skilled clinicians and staff are working together to create a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is based on the premise that “everyone has the opportunity to live a healthier life” and that as a community “we must work together to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to make healthy choices.”*
The Department of Psychiatry is using this framework to harness the power of academic medicine to deliver cutting-edge clinical services with the expertise derived from robust community engagement to provide a platform for educating and training the future leaders of psychiatry. Our work is only as good as the impact we make on the community we live in.
Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry
*Robert Wood Johnson Foundation