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Child Psychiatrist M60451


Child Psychiatrist M60451

  • req490
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
  • Psychiatry
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit

Established in the early 1960s, the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is the Child and Adolescent Division of the VCU Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and the pediatric psychiatric service of the comprehensive array of services offered by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. VTCC combines a multi-prong mission of Clinical Care, Teaching, Research and Advocacy/Collaboration to impact a wide array of behavioral health and social determinants of health.
VTCC operates a new (2018) inpatient and outpatient facility, incorporating the latest technology and family friendly environment utilizing a 32 inpatient acute bed service; an expanded multi-disciplinary outpatient service; an innovative mental health resource center to assist pediatricians and families, and opportunities for collaborative research and training through the Commonwealth Center for Child and Family Studies (CICFS).

Chief Purpose of this position

This position supports the clinical and teaching missions primarily, with opportunities for research and community collaboration to advance access to critical demand child psychiatry services and training. Clinical work includes a focus on outpatient and periodic consultation/liaison services to pediatric medicine/specialties and the pediatric emergency department. Inpatient rotational coverage and on-call, shared with a team of Physicians is expected. Provides teaching to medical students, residents, fellows, and trainees with opportunities to consult/train in community settings. Collaborates with allied professionals with an interdisciplinary team approach. The position is flexible to address candidate’s interests and professional development with regard to treatment focus and scholarly pursuits.

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching - Teach child and adolescent psychiatry to medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, graduate trainees.
2. Clinical - Provide psychiatric assessment and treatment to primarily in an outpatient setting and consultation/liaison services to Pediatric medicine/ED through onsite and telepsychiatry. Participates in Division-wide rotational inpatient coverage and on-call services.
3. Service - Departmentally assigned committees
4. Other (administrative duties, scholarly work, etc.) - attending Grand Rounds, participation in CME activities, professional development activities, Good Citizenship activities.
Note: Clinical assignment and other responsibilities are determined to mutually meet the needs of the Department and the candidate’s interests and strengths.

Required Qualifications

•MD Candidates will be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and have demonstrated experience with pediatric patients and their families, fostering an interdisciplinary team approach. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in Virginia.
•Clinical Experience in outpatient, C/L and inpatient settings. Populations include ages 3-17 including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, and mental health.
Experience in teaching within an academic setting. Comfortable with mentoring trainees

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience and desire to work in an academic medical setting.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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