Behavioral Medicine Faculty Position

Washington, DC

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Position Summary:

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology with training and experience in individual and group therapy, child and family therapy, or related field.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Position requires licensure within 90 days of start date.
  • Experience providing psychological assessment and interventions to individuals and families across the lifespan.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Training and experience in child and family therapy.
  • Experience in providing integrative care with a team of primary care physicians and a track record of working with teams of healthcare providers and support staff from different disciplines.
  • Experience providing psychotherapy to a socioeconomically, racially, and ethnically diverse clientele.
  • Experience with family medicine residency medical education.
  • Interest in conducting research consistent with the complexity of issues that arise in primary care and the delivery of integrated care and associated curricular development.

Faculty rank in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University will be commensurate with background and training. For example, Clinician Educator track ranks include Clinical Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.

Duties/Responsibilities/Position Description:
  • Serve as coordinator of behavioral medicine curriculum for family medicine residency program with opportunity to become Director of Behavioral Health.
  • Based on level of experience, opportunity to participate in the STFM Behavioral Health/Family Systems Educator Fellowship program.
  • Clinical services in the outpatient setting:
    • Diagnostic assessment.
    • Individual and group psychotherapy.
    • Couples and family therapy, if competencies present in this area.
    • Crisis assessment and intervention.
    • Brief psychoeducation and intervention as part of integrated care (add-on) visits.
    • Health and behavior coaching in individual and group visit formats.
  • Teaching:
    • Didactic teaching at teaching conferences for family medicine residents.
    • Planning, organizing, and coordinating Behavioral Health rotation for family medicine residents.
    • Precepting and "on the fly" consultation in family medicine center setting.
    • Shadowing and video-feedback review with family medicine residents with focus on teaching patient-centered communication skills.
    • Participation in resident evaluation in family medicine milestone-based competencies.
    • Planning and facilitating resident wellness activities, behavioral assessments, and supportive systems for resident wellness.
    • Periodic observation of inpatient team rounds to provide feedback to residents.
    • Participating in faculty development activities.
  • Administrative/team-based care:
    • Working as part of an interprofessional team in a patient-centered medical home environment in team meetings.
    • Participating in quality improvement activities, including team-based review of chronic disease panels, development of quality improvement protocols, etc.
    • Attending faculty and clinic meetings; participating in the Clinical Competency Committee in reviewing resident performance.
    • Periodic observation of inpatient team rounds to provide feedback on CLER focus of quality improvement.
    • Performing other activities related to administrative, clinical, and teaching roles.
    • Service on committees and administrative assignments as needed.
  • Research:
    • Conducting scholarly activities according to ACGME requirements, including research, as appropriate.

Interested applicants should forward a CV and cover letter to Department Chair Michelle Roett, MD, MPH ([email protected]), MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center, 4000 Reservoir Rd NW, Building D, Room 234, Washington, D.C. 20007, 202-687-1600.

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.
MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

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