Director of Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO invites applications for a child psychiatrist or child psychologist based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH).  This is a unique opportunity for an accomplished clinician scholar with particular interest in working with diverse, underserved populations, to lead the SFGH Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICAP). ICAP is an important clinical and training site of the UCSF Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is an important training site for UCSF child psychiatry fellows, residents, medical students as well as both pre and post-doctoral psychology trainees. ICAP also provides a range of clinical services to the community as well as inpatient consultations to the Department of Pediatrics and pediatric primary care at SFGH.  The successful candidate will help develop new levels of excellence and impact in patient care, research, and teaching. Reporting to the SFGH Chief of Psychiatry, this faculty member will serve as division chief with responsibility for clinical and academic leadership, developing nationally competitive research and training programs, and fostering program innovation. The major criteria for faculty appointment, reappointment, and promotion shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advances child mental health services. This is a full-time position in the In Residence, Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical series at the Assistant to Full Professor level.

THE DIVISION OF INFANT, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY (ICAP) includes the following programs:

Child & Adolescent Services (CAS) provides outpatient mental health services to children and youth from birth through age 18. Clinic services are provided at SFGH offices and in neighboring community settings for families who are seeking help for their children, who may have behavioral and/or emotional problems. CAS also offers services to infants, children, and their families who have suffered psychological trauma due to physical assault, emotional abuse or neglect, domestic violence, catastrophic injury, or debilitating chronic disease. CAS staff coordinates services with primary care and community providers as needed to facilitate the full and healthy development of each child and youth.

Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Clinical Training Program at SFGH offers one-year training opportunities for doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows and advanced practicum students, as well as rotations for medical students (through Community Medicine), psychiatry residents (PGY3), and psychiatry child fellows. The program is designed to train clinicians who are committed to serving low-income and diverse ethnic and cultural minority populations.

Infant-Parent Program (IPP) is an infant and early childhood mental health program focusing on the relationships between young children and their adult caregivers. Diversity-informed services are provided to a multicultural population of children, families and professionals throughout San Francisco. The Infant-Parent Program staff consists of licensed clinical psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and early childhood specialists.

Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP), an ICAP affiliated research program, is nationally recognized for its leadership in developing effective, family-centered interventions for children aged birth through five who experience traumatic events such as violence in the home, death of a loved one, life-threatening accidents, illnesses, or disasters. The multi-cultural, multi-lingual team is dedicated to helping young children and families who experience traumatic events through the development and evaluation of treatment models, training across settings and disciplines, and direct services to children and their families.

Qualifications:

  • MD/PhD or MD, completed training in General Psychiatry, board-certified or board-eligible in both General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, licensed to practice medicine in California at the time of appointment; OR PhD in Psychology or PsyD from an APA-approved doctoral program and APA-approved internship, with California Board of Psychology license
  • Demonstrated clinical and administrative leadership in an academic child mental health clinic, serving in a primary leadership role, including clinical contracts management
  • Expertise in the clinical care of child and adolescent psychiatry patients
  • Experience in curriculum development, teaching, and mentoring of psychiatry and psychology trainees in both clinical care and scholarly research
  • Track record of independent extramural funding with a portfolio of scholarly work in the field of infant, child, and adolescent mental health
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in working with underserved and culturally diverse populations

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for growth and integration of the Division
  • Provide administrative and clinical leadership, clinical consultation, quality review, and oversight of children’s mental health services at SFGH
  • Provide programmatic, research, and/or client evaluation consultation to ICAP program directors
  • Strengthen the academic impact and contribution of the Division in psychology, psychiatry and medical student training programs at SFGH
  • Build on the excellence of existing child trauma research activities at SFGH, further developing resources for training and research
  • Foster collaboration between UCSF Psychiatry at SFGH, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the newly affiliated UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (Children’s Oakland) to develop new partnerships with primary care, school, and community-based service delivery
  • Participate in Departmental and/or University service

There are opportunities for direct teaching, supervision and support of education innovations in academically oriented clinical and research educational programs for medical students, residents, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows in a variety of disciplines; as well as opportunities for patient care.

Salary support is available to launch the successful candidate; however, applicants will be expected to compete successfully for extramural funding to support their research program.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Spanish speaker preferred. UCSF has a ground breaking new and junior faculty mentoring program to ensure the advancement of all selected faculty and provides opportunities in leadership development and work-life balance.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the search committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2014. Apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF00110.

 

Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service