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Orange/Chatham County Openings

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to develop a research program in health services, health informatics, health quality and/or outcomes within the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.  The Center provides a continuum of multi-disciplinary, recovery-based care to persons with serious mental illness in central North Carolina and has several innovative programs including a specialty medical home for persons with chronic mental illness, a state-wide technical assistance program for assertive community treatment (ACT) teams and supported employment programs, and programs for justice-involved individuals.  The successful candidate will develop an independent research program, provide mentorship for trainees, and participate in multi-disciplinary collaboration within the Center and department of Psychiatry, and with other departments and schools within UNC, government organizations, and the private sector.  There is an opportunity for joint appointment at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research). APPLY HERE.

Wake County Openings

The Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty psychiatrist. Strong part-time candidates will also be considered. Position is open rank. Appointment rank and track will be commensurate with chosen candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Duties will include direct patient care to adults with serious mental illness in the outpatient setting, working within a multidisciplinary team, and teaching and supervision of fellows, residents, medical students and other trainees from a variety of disciplines. Time will be split between clinics in Raleigh and Carrboro and work would include some telehealth.Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about advancing the delivery of best practices in the care of the seriously mentally ill population, as well as dissemination of best practices and innovations to other faculty and trainees.

Protected time for research may be available for applicants with a strong research background.


The STEP Clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric and recovery services to approximately 500 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, especially psychotic disorders. Role responsibilities for this individual include: providing evidence-based psychotherapy services to adults with psychotic disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders and other psychiatric conditions, complete comprehensive clinical assessments for diagnosis and treatment planning, participation in clinic and health system continuous quality improvement initiatives, and provide education to patients and families around issues related to adaptation to the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. APPLY HERE.
UNC Encompass is a developing program whose members work closely together so the candidate should have a growth mindset, be flexible, adaptable, and motivated to serve families in a recovery-based model. The successful candidate will have strong rapport building and engagement skills, successful experiences as both an independent and collaborative multidisciplinary team member, well versed in therapy modalities. Clinical responsibilities will primarily include screening, assessment, provisional diagnosis, assertive outreach and engagement, individual therapy, case management and psychoeducation,. A second responsibility of the individual therapist will be general administration duties to include; participation in weekly data collection, assistance with referrals, maintenance of tracking databases, supporting the development and facilitation of community outreach and education and tasks that may not fall in a traditional individual therapist role but support the overall function of the UNC Encompass mission. APPLY HERE.

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