Assistant Professor (WOT), Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Seattle Children's Hospital - PBMU Complex Care MD

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor (WOT), Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Seattle Children's Hospital - PBMU Complex Care MD

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is an integral component of the UW School of Medicine and it shares UW Medicine’s Mission to "Improve the Health of the Public." We strive to accomplish this by providing the best care we can today, conducting research to develop better treatments for tomorrow, and inspiring and training the next generation of healthcare professionals for the Pacific Northwest. Our core values include openness, transparency, integrity, engagement, collaboration, and mutual respect. We embrace and value diversity in all of its aspects. The department is the third largest department within the School of Medicine and has a $78 M operating budget. Department faculty members provide clinical services and teach at health care facilities in the Puget Sound area and at several rural locations in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). The department also has a robust research portfolio nearly $35 M annually in sponsored projects. Educational programs include a nationally renowned scientist-practitioner psychology internship program and post-doctoral clinical and research fellowships, a required medical student clerkship for 240 medical students per year at 30 sites across the WWAMI region, a nationally competitive psychiatry residency with more than 70 psychiatry residents in Seattle and in two regional residency tracks in Idaho and Montana, and subspecialty fellowships in addiction, child and adolescent, consultation-liaison, and geriatric psychiatry.

Seattle Children’s provides a wide continuum of programming for children in the Pacific Northwest that address community-based care and prevention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is a focus program at SCH and receives extraordinary support for its important role in the Northwest.

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Division of Child Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at Seattle Children’s is seeking candidates for one full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor without tenure due to funding (WOT) in the clinician-teacher pathway. This position has a 12-month service period (July 1–June 30) and has an anticipated start date in spring 2023.

This available position is with the acute care services within the division including the Complex Care Clinic and the Partial Hospitalization Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Seattle Children’s is a large tertiary medical center affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and serving a four-state area. It contains the largest youth inpatient psychiatric unit in Washington state, the Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU), which serves patients ages 4-17 and has 41 beds, with plans underway to open a Partial Hospitalization step-down Program (PHP) by the end of 2022. The Complex Care Clinic is currently under development and will be a part of the continuum of care that includes the PBMU, Emergency Department Mental Health (EDMH) program, PHP, and several Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs).

We are seeking a psychiatrist to join our PHP and Complex Care programs, with the possibility of clinical work in other areas of the acute care spectrum including the PBMU and EDMH program. This psychiatrist will join a multidisciplinary team that includes child psychologists, case managers, mental health therapists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, nurses, pediatric mental health specialists, and trainees from various disciplines. The patient population will be primarily preteens and adolescents who recently were hospitalized, seen in the EDMH program, or are experiencing a level of symptoms that would benefit from a comprehensive clinical program that includes psychotherapy, psychiatric medication management, and case management. The diagnostic presentation will most often include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders, though also at times may include psychosis, comorbid eating disorders not requiring intensive refeeding or nutritional monitoring, and more.

The psychiatrist in the PHP and Complex Care Clinic will partner with the program psychologist in overseeing referrals and admissions to the program, overseeing clinical care of patients, providing psychiatric medication management for patients, and supervising and training other clinicians and trainees. They will work with psychologists, psychiatrists, and other clinicians within the system to ensure cohesion in clinical programming and safe communication regarding patient transitions within the care continuum.

This position also may involve supervising child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students. There may be opportunities to work with psychology trainees, nurse practitioners, or others. There are robust opportunities for scholarly work regarding inpatient and acute psychiatric care. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research/scholarship, and service.

Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to an interest in working in a fast-paced clinical environment, treating a diverse group of patients with a range of psychiatric and medical presentations, and working in an interdisciplinary team. 

The base salary range for this position will be $18,344–$20,275 per month ($220,128–$243,300 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 


MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree in medicine; board certified or eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry, and eligibility for a Washington State medical license.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Please submit the following via Interfolio:

  • CV
  • A letter of interest
  • A statement detailing how your teaching, research, and/or clinical service has supported underrepresented populations across dimensions of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, backgrounds, and interests. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Department’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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