VCU Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology Seeking Psychiatrist to care for patients with neurologic disorders
Virginia Commonwealth University Health
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with the Department of Neurology is recruiting a board eligible or certified psychiatrist to participate in the care of patients with neurological disorders. The faculty member will be responsible for evaluation and management of psychiatric comorbidities in patients with a spectrum of neurological disorders. The psychiatrist will be a part of a multidisciplinary team caring for epilepsy patients, including those being evaluated for epilepsy surgery and non-epileptic events and those with comorbidities including mood disorders and anxiety and will also partner with other neurological care teams (headache, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular and movement disorders). Experience in managing patients with functional neurological disorders is desirable, including experience with cognitive behavioral therapy. The faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in the education of psychiatry and neurology residents and fellows. There are numerous opportunities for collaborative clinical research.
Academic rank is commensurate with experience and scholarly accomplishment consistent with VCU requirements. Opportunities are available for joint appointments.
VCU’s Department of Psychiatry http://psych.vcu.edu/ employs over 80 fulltime faculty and has well-funded research in genetics http://www.vipbg.vcu.edu/, addictions, child and women’s mental health, and psychopharmacology. The Department of Neurology http://neurology.vcu.edu has 50+ faculty members covering every neurology subspecialty in adult and child neurology, and includes award winning educators, clinical and translational neuroscientists, and master clinicians. VCU is a large urban university with robust health science campus and 750-bed university hospital. Richmond, the State Capital, has a moderate climate and a rich mix of history with modern facilities, excellent suburban housing, and public/private schools. Low cost of living.
- Assists with teaching and training of fellows, residents and medical students.
- Support and participate in numerous research collaborations within the PMDC and across
multiple neuroscience departments.
- Departmentally assigned committees, team leadership and Good Citizenship activities.
- Clinical activities caring for patients.
- BE/BC psychiatrist
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
- Experience in managing patients with functional neurological disorders is desirable, including experience with cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Experience working in an academic setting.
Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.
With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.
Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.
US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.
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