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Associate Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry (Assistant/Associate Professor)

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Position Details

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

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The University of Vermont, Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Medical Center are seeking a full-time faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level on the clinical scholar pathway to work at the award winning, state-of-the-art Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital.

This Associate Medical Director will join an existing team of hospital psychiatrists to provide inpatient care and training to residents and medical students. The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) is owned and operated by the State of Vermont, but is staffed by faculty psychiatrists from UVM.

The University of Vermont, Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine Psychiatry Service hosts medical students on clerkships and electives, sponsors a residency in psychiatry, and sponsors a fellowship in child psychiatry. There are highly developed research programs in substance use disorders, child psychiatry, chronic pain, neuroimaging, and suicide risk assessment. This faculty member will be a key participant in the education of trainees at several levels.

The selected candidate will demonstrate the training and expertise to provide physician and clinical leadership, direct patient care, collaborate with other professional disciplines, and work with referring agencies and providers. In addition, he or she will be responsible for the oversight of clinical, legal and quality improvement processes, clinical supervision of psychiatrists, house officers, medical students, and other staff. An appreciation of the importance of and satisfaction from performing these critical functions and an ability to work collaboratively are essential.

Applicants must have a medical degree and be board certified (preferably) or board eligible in psychiatry. Previous inpatient psychiatry, physician leadership experience or forensic fellowship is very desirable.

VPCH is adjacent to Central Vermont Medical Center, a University of Vermont Health Network general hospital, in Berlin, Vermont. Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, central Vermont is a great place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. Burlington is a forty-minute drive. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances.

Interested applicants should apply online at

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Alisson Richards, MD

Job Open Date 12/12/2017
Job Close Date
Category Academic/Faculty, Healthcare, Medical - Clinical
Job Type Full-time

Position Information

Posting Number F988PO
Department Psychiatry/55750
Advertising/Posting Title Associate Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry (Assistant/Associate Professor)
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 00024668
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term (months) 12

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents