Attending Psychiatrist - Psychiatric Emergency Service at SFGH

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting a qualified psychiatrist to serve as clinician-teacher appointed in the Health Sciences Clinical Series at the Instructor to Full Professor level at San Francisco General Hospital, a major teaching hospital of UCSF.

The clinician-teacher role offers the opportunity to participate in teaching, supervision, and development of educational programs for residents, medical students, and other trainees; to provide patient care; to develop a defined area of scholarship and/or clinical research; and to provide individual and group supervision to clinical staff.

The Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) at SFGH is led by Medical Director Melissa Nau, MD, and is staffed by a talented and collegial group of clinical faculty. Nursing, Social Work, and OT staff contribute to a high-quality, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team. PES is committed to providing outstanding care to a diverse San Francisco patient population, and the staff includes clinicians with experience and expertise in working with patients of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The ideal candidate would:

  • be ABPN board-certified or board-eligible
  • be a graduate of an APA-approved Psychiatry residency program
  • possess a current California medical license and DEA certification
  • have psychiatric emergency room or inpatient experience
  • have an established record of clinical, educational, and leadership skills and a strong commitment to an academic career as a clinician-teacher
  • have demonstrated competence in working with underserved and culturally diverse patient populations.
     

Bilingual abilities or a bicultural background are highly desirable. The incumbent should be able to work a combination of daytime, evening, and night shifts. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015 or thereafter.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF00187.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to uphold our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.