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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for a full time faculty position in Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry.

The Consultation and Liaison (C/L) position is for a full time psychiatrist with interest in academic medicine. The C/L service provides psychiatric consultation and follow up to Temple University Hospital, which is a 515 bed academic medical center with a wide variety of tertiary and quaternary programs. Attending faculty responsibility includes evaluating and treating patients that have behavioral complications from medical illness, complications from medications, psychiatric disorders that are co-morbid with medical conditions, and medical complications of different psychiatric disorders. Patients are seen by residents and rounds are made twice a day on patients that are seen by the team. The team consists of two board certified attending faculty, psychiatry residents and medical students. Residents from other subspecialties also rotate on the service including neurology, medicine, podiatry residents, and physician assistant students. In addition to the clinical experience, the goal of this rotation is to teach residents how to establish collegial relationships with other medical specialties and collaborate together. There is also a psychosomatic outpatient program that the attending will spend a half a day a week treating and evaluating patients. If desired, the attending can expand the time spent in the outpatient program. The faculty attending will also take weekend call and work up consults on the weekend. This call averages two to four times a year.

The position requires a strong interest in teaching including bedside and didactic teaching and resident supervision. Every six weeks a medical student will be assigned to the treatment team and will be under the direction of the attending psychiatrist. On occasion residents will also be assigned either as administrative electives or to meet the basic requirements of their residency program for inpatient psychiatry. An interest in publishing or participating in research is preferred.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide psychiatric consultation and follow up services for Temple University Hospital
The physician will be in charge of a treatment team which involves a resident, a medical student, behavioral health therapists, nurses, mental health workers and a social worker.
Teach residents how to establish collegial relationships with other medical specialties and collaborate together.
Provide clinical services for psychosomatic outpatient program a half a day a week treating and evaluating patients.
Responsible to take weekend call and work up consults on the weekend.

Candidate Qualifications

M.D. or .D.O. with bc/be in Psychiatry
Possess credentials for a faculty appointment at the minimum rank of Assistant Professor.
Ability to maintain medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Demonstrate sensitivity to the culture, needs, and aspirations of the community.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita to the address below. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

Dr. William Dubin, Chaiperson, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, C/O Julie Brissett, Assistant Director, Physician Recruitment, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: Phone: 215-707-5665 Fax: 215-707-9452

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.