The Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine is seeking a residency-trained, board certified/board eligible Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in clinical care as well as teaching, administration, and professional development. Preferred experience includes previous experience in providing psychiatric services, as well as experience in teaching medical students, residents, and other health professionals.
This position will be instrumental to expand inpatient physician coverage for consultation-liaison and Emergency Department psychiatric care at Good Samaritan and Chandler hospitals. This program will create a 24-hour coverage model at both hospitals to increase access to psychiatric consults and care throughout the hospitals and Emergency Departments. This position will provide a proactive consult for patients by placing psychiatrists in medical units throughout the two hospitals for early identification and intervention for behavioral disorders, substance abuse disorders, and psychiatric conditions.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine strives to provide the highest level of patient care, innovative educational programs, active research in mental illness and advocacy throughout the state of Kentucky and beyond. These pursuits have helped the department win the American College of Psychiatrists' Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education not once, but twice.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of the department.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
M.D. degree or equivalent
Required Related Experience:
Completion of residency in Psychiatry
Knowledge of psychiatric practices in a variety of clinical, teaching, and research environments, as well as a demonstrated ability in teaching students at all levels in an academic environment.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Board eligible/board certified in Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association
Current licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure, to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.