Director, UME-GME Mental Health Services (Part Time)
Posting Number: req6200
Department: COM Academic Affairs
Location: UAHS - Tucson
Address: University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA
This is a leadership position within the UA College of Medicine -Tucson that supports, oversees, and implements the mental health services to all medical students, residents and fellows. This position directs and works collaboratively with other psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health specialists, academic support staff, and leaders and staff within the College of Medicine -Tucson, in efforts to optimize the effectiveness of student, resident, and fellow mental health care and efficiency of clinical services using a variety of in-person/telepsychiatry and other digital therapeutics.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Initiate and implement strategies to improve access, safe patient-centered care, and efforts to prevent mental illness among students, residents and fellows.
- Introduce new medical students, residents and fellows to UACOM-T mental health services annually during orientation and increase awareness of available mental health resources.
- Work with key Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Graduate Medical Education (GME) leaders and educators to improve awareness and the ability to recognize wellness and mental health needs and how to proactively recognize students, residents and fellows in emotional distress, while appropriately maintaining confidentiality and making referrals.
- Serve as the leader among the mental health care team (i.e., contact person, liaison with Office of Student Affairs and GME, chair regular team meetings) and serve as evaluator and supervisor for the rest of the team.
- Provide direct evidence-based clinical care to students, residents and fellows, and assure others on the team provide evidence-based, confidential, patient-centered care. This position is expected to provide direct patient care at least 60% of the DOE.
- Oversee tracking of utilization data and assist in developing reports as needed.
- Oversee the triage and referral system to available treatment and resources on campus and in the community and assignment of caseloads among the mental health care team.
- Oversee implementation of the Interactive Screening Program (ISP) or other therapeutic programs.
- Collaborate on initiatives that address gaps in access and services for underrepresented students, residents, and fellows.
- Develop safety protocols and community referral network for those needing unique/higher level of care.
- Assure high level of confidentiality among the mental health care team.
- Review and respond constructively to feedback obtained by satisfaction surveys including the annual graduation questionnaire (GQ) and ACGME Resident Survey to continually improve the program.
- Consult with the Chair of Psychiatry and other medical schools around the country as needed to assure policies are consistent with best practice.
- Work with existing peer-support groups and wellness committees as needed to coordinate efforts to promote mental health and resiliency and prevent mental illness.
- MD or PhD.
- Arizona Medical License or equivalent license for PhD.
- Must have a faculty appointment with the College of Medicine - Tucson Campus.
- Two years of practice after residency training or substantial experience working withyoung adults and students.
*This candidate must be a culturally-responsive professional with excellent written and oral communication skills. *Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, conflict-management, and team-building skills required.
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 8
Job FTE: .20
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Academic Administration
Benefits Eligible: No Benefits
Rate of Pay: .20 of current base faculty salary
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Jerie Schulz | firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
The candidate will not provide direct clinical care to any students or resident physicians for whom they have an evaluative role.
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