College / University, Hospital, Public and Private, Research Facility
Mental Health/Social Services
Children's National Medical Center is actively recruiting for several faculty positions. We have a new department chair, Dr. Adelaide Robb, and are actively looking for academic child psychiatrists interested in a variety of newly created positions described in this letter.
Required Skills/Knowledge: We require that applicants be board-eligible or certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. Applicants may have additional expertise or specialization in a variety of areas including inpatient or emergency psychiatry, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, anxiety and trauma or affective disorders. We are also seeking a third faculty member to join our consult liaison team and provide coverage for that program 1-2 days a week.
We are seeking two individuals to join our inpatient emergency team. These individuals would be hospitalists who spend 9 months a year split between weekday coverage of the emergency department and potentially a CPEP unit and the inpatient units for children and adolescents. In the three months off service the faculty member would teach, write scholarly manuscripts, conduct international work or see outpatients. We realize that these services are high acuity and need an individual who enjoys working in the acute care setting.
We have an opening for an individual with interest in or expertise in treating youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders who would join our large multidisciplinary team that assesses and treats youth across the spectrum. We have a senior child psychiatrist on this team and the demand is large for a second child psychiatrist to join this program.
Our third area of opportunity is in outpatient care where we are looking to expand our treatment team in the District or at our Virginia and Maryland satellite clinics. This person would be able to join the consult liaison team one to two days a week if that interest exists. If the individual has an area of focus in outpatient care, we have established teams in anxiety disorders and trauma, affective disorders, eating disorders and obesity, infant psychiatry and disruptive disorders, and second opinion clinics. All those teams would love to have another faculty member join them. We would also welcome people with interest in starting a psychosis clinic for youth with schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Salary and Benefits:
Salaries will be commensurate with experience and already match those at the other local academic child and adolescent psychiatry program. Benefits beyond the loan repayment and J1 visa options include 401K with matching funds, relocation package and signing bonus. AACAP dues, licenses, and malpractice are paid by the department. In addition, faculty members have a professional fund to allow attendance at meetings, training courses, and expand learning opportunities. We also have a faculty practice plan that supplements the standard salary based on a productivity model.
Children’s National is located in a nationally underserved location and is therefore eligible for both local and federal loan repayment programs for medical school debts and for J1 visas. In addition, we have faculty members more interested in research who apply for and receive NIH sponsored loan repayment grants for research centered on children and adolescents as part of their loan repayment program. Several of our DC clinics are located in underserved communities, and we welcome applicants who might benefit from any of these programs.
Specific Requirements and Preferences: Medical degree from an accredited medical school.
Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children’s National Medical Center and eligible for academic appointment at instructor or above at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Board certified in general psychiatry. Board certification or eligible in relevant child and adolescent psychiatry.
3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 170003EZ
About Children's National Health System
With a health care experience designed around kids' unique needs, we’re the premier provider of pediatric services in the Washington, D.C., metro area and its only health system specializing in kids. Last year, we saw more than 219,000 children from the nation’s capital, Maryland, and Virginia as well as from across the country and around the world.
Our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for providing the best possible care. In fact, Children’s National is ranked #1 in Neonatology and one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is Magnet® designated for excellence in nursing.
We’ve also earned a global reputation for pioneering new therapies and treatments, including heart, cancer, neurology, and general surgery innovations. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is ranked seventh in NIH research funding for pediatric institutions.
We’re also recognized as committed advocates for children on local, state, and federal health policy. In fact, we’re often the first at the table when pediatric healthcare legislation is being developed.