Faculty Positions, Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care is currently accepting inquiries from physicians/psychologists interested in exploring affiliated clinical/academic job opportunities. The Department has a faculty of more than 270 physicians/psychologists engaged in a variety of clinical and academic pursuits. It is the largest and most highly regarded provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts. Clinical, teaching and academic opportunities are currently available at a wide variety of affiliated sites and programs.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is situated in Worcester, MA, the second largest city in New England, and an area rich in history and cultural diversity. The area offers a broad range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Poly Technical Institute. It also offers a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums in town to gracious Victorian homes in more suburban locales. The area boasts numerous restaurants, theatre groups and concert venues. It offers easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, The Berkshire’s, and Providence Rhode Island, all of which are less than an hour’s drive away. In short, it provides a myriad of social, cultural and recreational amenities making this area a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.

As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we look to draw talent and ideas from individuals of different backgrounds and viewpoints.

Faculty Position - Program Evaluation, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, is a national leader in public sector psychiatry. Our mission is to provide excellent state-of-the-art and recovery-informed patient care, research, training, and community engagement in an effort to enhance the mental health of all citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts, with a team of over 300 faculty and 2,000 staff. We take pride in our outstanding clinical services, innovative educational and training programs, research advances, and our position as a workplace of choice. We are working to become the best integrated department of psychiatry in the nation. We are recruiting for a new Program Evaluator position. This person will be responsible for conducting evaluations of existing research projects while building further evaluation capacity in the Drug and Mental Health Courts in Massachusetts, through the Center of Excellence (COE) for Specialty Courts as well as more broadly in the Department of Psychiatry. The majority of the time will be devoted to conducting evaluations and writing grants related to criminal justice, with an emphasis on issues that impact Drug and Mental Health Courts. Additional responsibilities may include supervising the performance appraisal process for personnel. This position reports directly to the Director of the Center of Excellence and the Director of the Research core within the COE. Faculty appointment (non-tenured) at appropriate rank is available.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in psychology or a related social science field or related extensive experience in program evaluation, and previous mental health services research experience. The candidate will demonstrate collaborative leadership style with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Dr. Ira Packer at ira.packer@umassmed.edu

Hospitalist/psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a hospitalist/psychiatrist to work evenings and nights at the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH). WRCH, a state-of-art inpatient and rehabilitation facility that opened its new hospital in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School where research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and are actively encouraged. This 320-bed public psychiatric hospital is unique with a person-centered, recovery-focus as a fundamental operative principle. Shifts are 15 hours so a full time job can be done in two to three days. There are excellent state benefits with a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, four weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, two paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance. The successful candidate must be BE/BC in Psychiatry, Medicine, Primary Care or Family Medicine.

WRCH is a Department of Mental Health Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide the Professional Services. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment and can receive all the CME and risk management credits they need without leaving the building.

WRCH is less than an hour from Boston and within a community that can offer reasonably priced urban, suburban and rural living opportunities well below the cost of Metropolitan Boston. View the virtual tour of Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NgzTwgwjd0&t=14s.

If interested in additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller, Medical Director at Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu or via Roxanne Wellman at (508) 368-0704 or email at Roxanne.Wellman@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply). Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH.

Public Sector Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Public Sector Psychiatry for a position at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH). WRCH, a state-of-art inpatient and rehabilitation facility that opened its new hospital in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School where research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and are actively encouraged. This public psychiatric hospital is unique with a person-centered, recovery-focus as a fundamental operative principle. We have worked to make this a family friendly position with a weekday schedule only. There is no required on call, no evenings, no weekends, no nights, and no holidays. Of note, physicians can sign up for voluntary night and weekend shifts at lucrative pay. There are excellent state benefits with a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance.

WRCH is a Dept. of Mental Health Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide the Professional Services. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment and can receive all the CME and risk management credits they need without leaving the building.

WRCH is less than an hour from Boston and within a community that can offer reasonably priced urban, suburban and rural living opportunities well below the cost of Metropolitan Boston. View the virtual tour of Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NgzTwgwjd0&t=14s.

J1 Waiver and H1B candidates are welcome to apply.

Please check out the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/ and http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/worcester-recovery-center-and-hospital-.html.

If interested in additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller, Medical Director, at Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu or via Roxanne Wellman at (508) 368-0704 or email at Roxanne.Wellman@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH.

Public Sector Forensic Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Forensic Psychiatry for a position on a forensic evaluation unit at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH). WRCH, a state-of-art inpatient and rehabilitation facility that opened in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School so research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and actively encouraged. This public psychiatric hospital has an active forensic service with about 800 admissions per year from courts, jails and prisons. The successful candidate must be BE/BC with training/experience in Forensic Psychiatry preferred.

This public psychiatric hospital is unique with a person-centered, recovery-focus as a fundamental operative principle. We have worked to make this a family friendly position with a weekday schedule only. There is no required on call, no evenings, no weekends, no nights, or no holidays. Of note, physicians can sign up for voluntary night and weekend shifts at lucrative pay. There are excellent state benefits with a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance.

WRCH is a Dept. of Mental Health Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide the Professional Services. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment and can receive all the CME and risk management credits they need without leaving the building.

WRCH is less than an hour from Boston and within a community that can offer reasonably priced urban, suburban and rural living opportunities well below the cost of Metropolitan Boston. View the virtual tour of Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NgzTwgwjd0&t=14s.

J1 Waiver and H1B candidates are welcome to apply.

Please check out the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/ and http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/worcester-recovery-center-and-hospital-.html.

If interested in additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller, Medical Director, at Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu or via Roxanne Wellman at (508) 368-0704 or email at Roxanne.Wellman@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH.

Clinical/Academic Opportunities

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and the University of Massachusetts Medical School located in Worcester, MA is seeking BC/BE psychiatrists interested in participating in a variety of flexible clinical and academic services in areas of expanding programs. Full and part time adult and child psychiatrist opportunities are available for both outpatient and inpatient services at our Worcester and Central MA locations including focuses on primary and community care, geriatrics, addictions, as well as associate training directorship.

Interested candidates (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) are encouraged to submit CVs and Letters of Introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org, Attention: Kathleen Anderson. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the Psychiatry Department's Website at: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry.

BC/BE Child and Adult Psychiatrists Needed In Our Affiliated Community Mental Health Centers

Both full- and part-time physician leadership and staff physician opportunities are currently available in our community mental health center in Central MA.

Community Healthlink (CHL) is a dynamic, multi-service organization committed to establishing, maintaining and restoring the dignity, well being and overall mental health of individuals and families in Central MA. It provides a wide range of services to individuals suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues, including youth and family services, residential services, adult outpatient services, and homeless and inpatient services. CHL is staffed by a mission oriented, multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other dedicated health care providers all committed to providing comprehensive, high quality care. Come join the dedicated team of professionals at CHL and help make a difference in the lives of some of Central Massachusetts’ most challenged individuals and families.

CHL psychiatrists receive competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages. Faculty appointments, commensurate with training and experience, are available as well, as is the opportunity to teach UMass Medical Students, Residents and Fellows.

For additional information about CHL, please visit our website: www.communityhealthlink.org. Interested candidates (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) are encouraged to submit their CVs and letters of interest to psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org.

Weekend and Evening Moonlighting Opportunities Currently Available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center is currently seeking BE/BC, MA Licensed Psychiatrists interested in weekend and evening moonlighting opportunities on one of the Department’s affiliated inpatient psychiatric units. Flexible schedules. Excellent compensation. This 26-bed inpatient unit will soon be relocating to newly designed space in close proximity to the University Campus.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is situated in Worcester, MA, the second largest city in New England, and a location rich in history and cultural diversity. The area offers excellent schools, as well as numerous restaurants, museums, theatre groups and concert venues. It also provides easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, The Berkshire’s, and Providence Rhode Island, all of which are less than an hour’s drive away. In short, it offers a myriad of social, cultural and recreational amenities making it a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.

For additional information about this and other opportunities currently available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass please visit the Department’s website: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry. Interested candidates (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org.

Addiction Clinical/Research Post-Doctoral Fellow

UMass Department of Psychiatry seeks a full time Addiction Clinical / Research Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with senior faculty members and interdisciplinary project teams for ongoing research studies. Fellows will assist with manuscript and grant preparation, administer clinical assessment and treatment protocols to research participants, engage in organizational change studies, and be expected to apply for independent grant funding in their second year.

The addiction clinical research post doctoral fellowship is for trainees interested in developing academic research careers in the area of addiction with an emphasis on opportunities in studying co-occurring mental illness and addiction, including a focus on tobacco addiction and integrating wellness into treatment. The mission of the program is to facilitate the fellow’s transition to a successful academic research career by assisting the fellow to develop an externally funded independent program of research, and to become a collaborative and productive member of an interdisciplinary research team. Fellows with clinical career goals are able to learn how to best integrate research into clinical practice. Clinical sites available include the wide range of clinical programs in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as the Veterans Affairs setting, and various UMass Memorial Health Care settings. Fellows can provide clinical services in clinical sites depending on prior experience, and may obtain clinical supervision to meet licensing requirements.

This posting is located on the UMass Careers website: https://www.hrapply.com/umm/IntlLanding.jsp req #17067. If you want to know more about job opportunities or the department in general, please email psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org or fax to 508-856-5990. We are an AA/EOE employer. No recruiting agencies please. Thank you.