Medical Director - Psychiatric Emergency Services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco invites applications for a Medical Director in the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). This is a full-time position and will be filled in a rank and series commensurate with experience, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016 or thereafter.

The PES at Zuckerberg San Francisco General is staffed by a talented and collegial group of clinical faculty. Nursing and occupation therapy staff members 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.


  • MD, DO, or equivalent; board-certified or board-eligible in Psychiatry; and licensed to practice medicine in California at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated psychiatric emergency or inpatient experience
  • Demonstrated clinical, educational, and leadership skills with strong commitment to an academic career as a clinician-educator
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in working with underserved and culturally diverse populations


  • Serve as Medical Director of the PES at Zuckerberg San Francisco General
  • Responsible for the clinical care provided by PES, including assessment and treatment of patients in PES, and psychiatric consultation to the Emergency Department
  • Recruit, hire and supervise PES medical staff
  • Perform direct patient care
  • Engage in innovation and continual improvements in clinical and educational programs
  • Participate in teaching, supervision and assessment of trainees
  • Participate in departmental, university, and public service

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UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.