Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatrist - University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine

Faculty Position: Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatrist - University of Vermont Medical Center

 

The Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and The University of Vermont Medical Center are seeking a full-time faculty geriatric psychiatrist at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level on the clinical scholar pathway to join an enthusiastic team of professionals at The University of Vermont Medical Center and expand our geriatric psychiatry program. This 400-bed university-based general hospital includes a 28-bed state-of-the-art adult psychiatry inpatient unit and is within short walking distance of the outpatient psychiatry clinic located at University Health Center. The University of Vermont Medical Center is the principal teaching site for residents and medical students at The Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

 

The successful candidate will be a geriatric psychiatrist whose main focus will be to provide geriatric psychiatry consultations and longitudinal care in the outpatient setting. Additional opportunities include expansion of telehealth services, collaborating with colleagues in geriatric medicine, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) if desired. The time commitment breaks down to approximately 75% outpatient geriatric psychiatry consultations and longitudinal care and 25% nursing home consultations.

 

The psychiatry department consists of 21 attending psychiatrists seeing patients in the outpatient setting with 2 geriatric psychiatrists. Second year general psychiatry residents spend one month, full-time, in the geriatric psychiatric clinic and complete comprehensive evaluations of older adults longitudinally during their third year. The geriatric psychiatry clinic also hosts medical students on clerkships and electives, NP/PA students, and other interested learners.

 

The selected candidate will demonstrate the training and expertise to provide direct patient care, collaborate with other professional disciplines, and work with referring agencies and providers. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for supervision and teaching of house officers, medical students, and other staff. An appreciation of the importance of and satisfaction from performing these critical functions and an ability to work collaboratively are essential. Applicants must have a medical degree and be board certified (preferably) or board eligible in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry.

 

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a wonderful place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and many other colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances. Vermont has led the nation in COVID-19 response with one of the highest vaccinations rates in the U.S.

 

Please apply online at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/48828

 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

If you should have questions about the position, please contact:

Jennifer Hall, DO

Jennifer.Hall@uvmhealth.org