University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry

367 13828
Position ID:UMASSMED-Psych-FMDWRCH [#13828, 19-059]
Position Title: Facility Medical Director
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Psychiatry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/05/30, finished 2019/12/10, listed until 2019/11/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) seeks a board-certified psychiatrist to serve as the Facility Medical Director (FMD) for The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital in Worcester, MA. The Facility Medical Director’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and clinical oversight for the DMH operated state of the art hospital. The successful candidate provides leadership for 20 psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses. As a clinical leader within the public sector, we are looking for inspired leadership in the recovery model of care for the people we serve. Specific responsibilities include utilization management, risk management, support for DMH initiatives, recruitment of psychiatric staff, and oversight of clinical and psychopharmacology services. WRCH also serves as a primary teaching site for UMMS psychiatric residents, medical students, and other disciplines. There are opportunities for research, including protected time depending on experience and goals. The candidates must be a licensed Massachusetts physician with board certification in psychiatry. Preferred qualifications would include facility in supervising physicians and APRNs and working collaboratively with hospital administrators and staff.

The Department of Psychiatry is a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women’s mental health, and addiction psychiatry. We integrate our clinical, research, teaching and community partnership activities to help individuals and families transform their lives through recovery from mental illness and addiction. We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in central Massachusetts with over 350 faculty and 10 hospitals and community mental health centers. Our residency program trains 7 residents per year including general psychiatry and specialty tracks for combined adult and child psychiatry and combined neurology and psychiatry. We offer fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Adult Developmental Disabilities. The successful candidate will receive a faculty appointment and access to Departmental support for clinical, training and research purposes. The department sponsors weekly CME and risk management training opportunities throughout the academic year.

The benefit package is designed specifically for Medical School Faculty, including malpractice coverage, health, disability and life insurance, in addition to retirement savings with the option of a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance. There is no required on-call. There is the option for voluntary night, weekend and holiday coverage with highly competitive reimbursement.

For additional information about our mission driven Department of Psychiatry please view our web site at For questions about this position please contact Marie Hobart, MD, Vice Chair, Public Sector Psychiatry at or via Geoffrey Bottone at 508-856-8507, email at

Interested applicants should apply directly at: (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply).

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
508-856-8507 (Geoff Bottone)
Department of Psychiatry
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

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