Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health
Department:29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Classification Title:

Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services

The Opportunity:

The Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services (MDCAPOS) has overall responsibility, authority, and accountability for administration and operations of pediatric behavioral health ambulatory services delivered by Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within a joint clinic location (shared with Psychology). They are accountable for managing the clinical quality of OP pediatric behavioral health services, and participating in strategic planning. This includes: planning, scheduling, and development of pediatric clinical programming; identifying specialty service trends and opportunities; developing & implementing ambulatory standards; resolution of patient complaints/clinical service recovery; working with departmental leadership to develop clinic standards. The MDCAPOS co-supervises the Practice Manager for Child Psychiatry and Psychology and has close leadership collaboration with the Psychology Clinic Director in the Division of Psychology and the Manager of Health Care Administration of the Department of Psychiatry, as well as faculty members who both practice and supervise within the clinic. They also collaborate with the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Fellowship and the General Psychiatry Program Director around trainee rotation assignments and performance issues. 

Provision of patient care services through clinical teaching and direct patient care is also a core part of the role. Experience in working with student learners, residents, and child fellows is required. Scholarly collaboration within and across clinical departments is strongly encouraged and interest and participation in interdisciplinary research is welcomed. In addition, faculty in the Department of Psychiatry are engaged in clinical and scholarly collaborations throughout UF and nationally that afford rich opportunities for career development. The Department of Psychiatry offers extensive opportunities for clinical research/ scholarly collaborations. The successful candidate reports to the Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with training and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a M.D. or D.O. degree, be licensed in or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Florida, have completed residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, and be board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Experience in working with student learners and residents is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong candidates will be motivated physicians with a desire for a career in child and adolescent psychiatry within an academic setting
  • Possess prior clinical experience in a teaching institution or service
  • Demonstration of strong academic accomplishments and trajectory which may include innovative educational program development, excellence in teaching, clinical leadership, or research
  • Strong character, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong written communications skills
Compensation and Benefits

As one of the nation’s top public research universities, the University of Florida is dedicated to providing robust benefits options to support the wellbeing of their employees. The university offers a range of complementary and affordable benefit options to meet your family’s financial, educational, and health needs. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Salary commensurate based on candidate's experience
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts, employee wellness program, and employee assistance program
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance
  • Plan for your future with retirement savings and investment options that grow with you
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and personal holiday/winter break
  • Time to recover – 8 weeks of paid parental and medical leave programs
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services
About the University of Florida, College of Medicine

About the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine

Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida are engaged in groundbreaking projects covering a variety of interests through our Centers, labs, and collaborations with other departments. Department Psychiatry includes a large outpatient center with various specialty clinics within (including one associated with our Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment), a very active inpatient service, psychiatry collaborative program for primary care practitioners, school consultation program, and community consultation services. The Department of Psychiatry spans services across adult, addiction, and child/adolescent specializations, including a freestanding psychiatric hospital, a large consult liaison service at the main UF Shands Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center operated by our Addiction Division, and multiple research centers including the Center for Addiction Research & Education and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (COARD).  UF is also an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. 


The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of Florida, Gainesville is home to the state’s largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state's centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Things to do in Gainesville  , Visit Gainesville

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of the online application: 

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualification relative to the credentials listed above, including a diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Names/Contact Information (3). The cover letter should include the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide an evaluative appraisal of the applicant’s work, potential in the field, and capacity to be an effective colleague in an academic health sciences center.  References will be requested from the Department should the applicant be considered.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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