The Chief of Psychiatry at Children’s Health is a combined administrative and clinical position for a seasoned child psychiatrist. This position develops, supervises and maintains psychiatric services at Children’s Health, the largest pediatric healthcare system in Dallas-Fort Worth which includes two full-service hospitals, multiple specialty centers, a long-term care and rehabilitation clinic, and a network of primary care offices. UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, provides physicians to staff the psychiatric services at Children’s Health. The Chief, in collaboration with Senior Director of Psychiatry at Children’s Health and the Vice Chair of Clinical affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center is responsible for aligning the vision and mission of the two institutions and for developing the strategic positioning that incorporates the pillars of Clinical Excellence, Academic Excellence and Sustainability.
In collaboration with Children’s Health and UT Southwestern leadership, develops strategies and monitor outcomes to ensure safe patient-centered care, implementation of evidence-based practices, effective use of resources, regulatory compliance, and faculty development.
Provides clinical direction for the Behavioral Health Services which includes psychiatry faculty and behavioral health staff organized in six multidisciplinary services teams, each of which is led by a Medical Director/psychiatrist: Outpatient Psychiatry clinic, Inpatient Psychiatry Service, Consultation Liaison Services, Eating Disorders Services, Day Treatment Program, and Addiction Intensive Outpatient Clinic.
Collaborates with Chief of Psychology who oversees Psychology faculty practicing at Children’s Health.
Represents UT Southwestern and Children’s Health leadership at the community level by responding to official inquiries, ensuring correct reports to the designated bodies, participating in various public forums, and engaging community stakeholders.
Advances an academic mission by supporting educational programs and promoting integration of research at the point of care.
Delivers clinical care and actively participates in UT Southwestern academic activities.
Preferred skill set
Experienced physician administrator/leader with strong interpersonal skills who has worked in large, complex health care organizations.
Experience in strategic planning and clinical program development in psychiatry that includes the use of data to inform clinical service decisions.
Experience in academic medicine with evidence of active involvement in and/or support of academic mission, including research, education and/or quality improvement.
Strong clinical skills as a child psychiatrist, with some experience in inpatient and outpatient services
Candidates must have or be eligible for a Texas medical license. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full time schedule.
Internal Number: 97434
About UT Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of more than 2,500 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 70 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.
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