The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a full-time, fixed term Clinical Instructor. The Clinical Instructor roles will include direct clinical care in the following capacities: functioning as a core member of a multidisciplinary team providing virtual behavioral health to children and adolescents (75% time) and providing outpatient psychotherapy to adult and/or children/adolescents (25% time), depending on the skillset of the applicant. The virtual care for children and adolescents will be conducted in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team, including other Clinical Instructors, a community health worker, a psychologist, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist. The faculty member will provide direct patient care, as well as participate in multidisciplinary meetings and support with some aspects of clinical care management. Principal duties will include: Screen and assess patients for common behavioral health and substance abuse disorders; Provide patient education about mental health disorders and available treatment options specific to this population; Monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms using evidence-based tools and treatment side effects or complications; Support psychotropic medication management prescribed by child psychiatrist, focusing on treatment adherence, side effects and other complications, and effectiveness of treatment; Provide clinical interventions using evidence-based techniques (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as clinically indicated; Provide or facilitate referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated; Participate in regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation with the psychiatrist and psychologist; Support and closely coordinate mental health care with the other members of the team, the patients' family, the patient's primary care provider (PCP) when necessary and, when appropriate, other mental health or specialty providers; Other duties as assigned by management.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge of issues related to mental health equity and working with underserved populations is preferred. Experience with virtual care and working on a multidisciplinary team is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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