Assistant Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Professor/Clinical Associate Professor, Professor/Clinical Professor (EHRA Faculty)
This is a full-time faculty position to serve as the Associate Medical Director for the Inpatient Psychiatry Service. This 52 bed service houses acute beds, combined MI-ID beds, and combined Med-Psych beds in a 900+ bed tertiary care academic medical center serving Eastern and coastal North Carolina. This position will serve as the lead psychiatrist for the Med-Psych program housed in the inpatient service. The hospital provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation, and outpatient health services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. The position emphasizes a leadership role and an active engagement in clinical, educational, and scholarly activities.
The Associate Director will report to the Medical Director of the Inpatient Service and will be a member of the senior leadership team within the Department. The position offers an excellent blend of administrative and leadership opportunities; clinical care; teaching; and scholarship in this growing, multi-disciplinary, and collegial Department. The position will remain open until filled.
1. Provide direct care to patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.
2. Serve as the Associate Medical Director for the inpatient program (Behavioral Health Unit) at ECU Health Medical Center and, in this role:
- Work with the Service Chief, Inpatient Unit (BHU) Administrator, the Inpatient Unit (BHU) Medical Director, and other leadership staff at the hospital and ECU to establish and maintain a unit (Med- Psych Program) that is capable of treating stable medicine patients who have co-morbid psychiatric
- Work in concert with the Chief of Service, the Medical Director of the Unit, and the Hospital Administration to carry out the policies of the Board of Directors of the Hospital and to review professional standards of practice within the Med- Psych Program.
- Develop policies and procedures in concert with the Chief of Service, the Medical Director of the Unit, and appropriate departments of the Hospital, the Hospital administration and the medical staff to assure quality patient care, active treatment, appropriate level of professional and technical staff and personnel and review professional standards of practice.
- Develop in concert with the Medical Director of the Unit and the Hospital appropriate in-service and continuing education programs for the Hospital staff and medical staff.
- Prove medical leadership for Med- Psych Program through regularly scheduled meetings including participation in the unit leadership management meeting and other committees as requested by the program administrator or unit Medical Director.
- Review all professional practices within the Med-Psych Program and take appropriate action where indicated.
- Provide all other services required to ensure that the Med-Psych Program is run in an efficient prudent manner so as to provide patients with the best possible care.
- Assist the Medical Director in ensuring compliance with the medical staff bylaws of the Hospital by all medical staff members with privileges with respect to the Program.
- Provide the Chief of Service, the Medical Director, and the Hospital with timely information and reports related to all Med-Psych treatment programs to the extent appropriate and in accordance with the Physician's primary obligation to ensure confidentiality of certain patient information.
- Ensure compliance with Program Quality Assurance and Utilization Review ("QA and UR") policies and procedures.
- Assist the unit Medical Director in providing direction to hospital and program staff in maintaining those standards of care established by national agencies including the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
4. Collaborate with other faculty members in conducting clinical research, with the opportunity to initiate projects if desired.
5. Function as a University faculty member, performing such duties as are appropriate to academic rank and position.
| Employment in this position provides eligibility to participate in the UNC Optional Retirement Program (ORP) which offers matching employer contributions and employee control of investment choices, along with eligibility to participate in various Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans (401k, 403b. 457). This position is not eligible to participate in the NC Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (TSERS). Additionally, this position offers multiple voluntary options for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance as well as various supplemental plans including Critical Illness, Flexible Spending Accounts, Cancer, and Disability.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
- MD or DO from an appropriately accredited institution, or completed foreign medical education accepted and recognized for ECFMG Certification.
- Graduate of a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the AAMC and the Council of Medical Education of the AMA.
- Graduate of an approved combined medicine-psychiatry or family medicine-psychiatry residency training program or satisfactory completion of training in both internal or family medicine and psychiatry.
- Board certified or qualified in both psychiatry and internal or family medicine
- Eligible for medical licensure in the State of North Carolina.
- Clinical experience working with persons, in inpatient settings, who have significant general medical and psychiatric co-morbidities.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 000672
Organizational Unit Overview:
ECU Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in education, patient care, scholarship, and service in mental health. We strive to foster a collaborative environment committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of eastern North Carolina and beyond. We support and advance evidence-based practice, sound scientific principles, and compassion in addressing the needs of our learners, our patients, our colleagues and our community.
ECU Health and Acadia Healthcare have announced plans to build a state of the art, 144-bed behavioral health facility that will open in the spring of 2025. The new facility will include 24 inpatient beds dedicated to the mental health needs of children and adolescents.
Widely recognized as the thriving cultural, educational, economic and medical hub of eastern North Carolina, Greenville is the 10th largest city in the state with a metropolitan population of nearly 100,000. The Dickinson Avenue Arts District offers a vibrant arts, music, culinary and festival scene in the Downtown Greenville Partnership district. Greenville is also home to East Carolina University, the Brody School of Medicine and Pitt Community College. Excellent affordability, convenient location and natural resources combined with all of the amenities of a metropolitan university town, Greenville is the perfect place to live, work and play!
- Located inland off of the North Carolina coast, Greenville is 45 miles east of interstate 95, just over an hour to Raleigh and a little over an hour to the pristine beaches of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
- Home to East Carolina University (ECU), a vibrant university with an annual enrollment of more than 24,000 students.
- Numerous waterways and the Greenville Greenway System are perfect for boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking and camping.
- Mild climate perfect for year-round outdoor activities.
- Cost of living below the national average, diverse and affordable housing and excellent educational opportunities, both public and private.
- Investment of more than $500 million in downtown Greenville's revitalization bringing new restaurants, shops, businesses and residents to the area.
ECU Health Physicians includes a academic practice model (ECU employment) and a community practice model (health system employment). There is a shared leadership and shared services to support the overall group and to ensure alignment of clinical care, research and strategy.
This innovative structure creates opportunities within ECU Health Physicians ranging from acute to ambulatory, academic practice to community practice, regional to rural, and everything in between.