Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Director -Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist to lead its ACGME-accredited Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. The candidate will join a progressive and growing child and adolescent psychiatry division. The overall philosophy of this academic division is the provision of family-centered care to each patient/family dyad seen in our inpatient and outpatient settings, in conjunction with our highly-regarded and well-established postgraduate training program.
Appointment will be on the non-tenure clinical track, open rank. The position is a 1.0 FTE and consists of 40% clinical time, 10% academic time, and 50% time to serve as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Director.
The responsibilities of the Fellowship Training Director include but are not limited to:
Leading the recruitment and retention of fellows inside and outside of our institution
Monitoring the fellows and supervising faculty at UIHC and any other training sites. This includes evaluation of the fellows and supervising faculty as well as facilitating fellow and faculty development programs. This also involves the development and implementation of performance improvement plans when needed for fellows and supervising faculty.
Assuring the fellowship policies and procedures are consistent with ACGME, UIHC GME, and Department of Psychiatry requirements
Responding to all ACGME and UIHC GME requirements regarding annual program updates, annual reviews, development of program improvement plans, and implementing changes necessary to stay in compliance with the ACGME and UIHC GME policies and procedures.
Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a standard two-year fellowship and accepts three trainees each year. The Fellowship consists of core rotations with inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and consult-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry and a two-year curriculum of didactics for all six fellows concentrated during a protected half day of education with established and enthusiastic course directors. Fellows have continuous psychotherapy experiences throughout the two years in collaboration with our vibrant child psychology team and social work therapists. Fellows also rotate through experiences with developmental pediatrics, school child psychiatry, child neurology, and specialty psychiatric care of youth with tic disorders, autism, and early childhood presentations. Electives offer a wide range of additional training in research, school-based treatment, college mental health, sleep medicine, parent-child interactive therapy, family therapy, and telepsychiatry. Opportunities exist for development of components of the fellowship to reflect the interests of a new training director.
Clinical work for this position will be performed in conjunction with the wide range of service already provided by the division. Our outpatient child psychiatry setting provides the opportunity to work with patients independently or with a resident physician, in specialty or general patient populations. Attending physicians also rotate as one of two child psychiatrists on our 15-bed inpatient child and adolescent unit. This role is a team leader of an inpatient multidisciplinary team that includes child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, general psychiatry residents, medical students, nurses, social workers, psychologists, educational consultants, and rehab therapists and cares for a stimulating and diverse patient population. This team leader would be responsible for approximately 8 inpatients. The last setting consists of providing child psychiatry consultation to the newly opened University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital and Emergency Department. All members of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry faculty group share weekend and holiday coverage of the inpatient/consult service in conjunction with a postgraduate trainee (weekend coverage occurs approximately 4-5 weekends per year).
We will work closely with the candidate to optimize his/her time to work in any preferred area of interest. We will also aid the candidate, if so desired, to develop a specialty outpatient clinic or join existing specialty clinics which currently include assessment and treatment of patients with Tourette syndrome and tic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, early childhood, telepsychiatry, school-based treatment, and anxiety disorders.
The UI Department of Psychiatry is committed to transforming the understanding, prevention, detection, and treatment of major mental illness through its extensive clinical, research and educational initiatives. Our faculty is dedicated to helping patients and their families reach their potential.
The UI Department of Psychiatry has a long tradition of excellence in research, a well-developed research infrastructure, and ample patient populations that support efforts in a variety of areas of investigation. These include studies in neuroimaging, genetics, epidemiology, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, and basic neuroscience. The Department of Psychiatry is made up of more than 90 full-time faculty members who provide national and international leadership across a range of psychiatric areas, such as child psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, eating disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, medical psychiatry, and community psychiatry.
The University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial professional environment. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. We are committed to providing patient-focused care--available to every person, around the clock--in an environment devoted to innovative care, excellent service, and exceptional outcomes.
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