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University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Ohio
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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

College of Medicine - University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is looking for a Psychiatrist. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Position Summary: Diagnoses and treats patients with psychiatric disorders through continuum of care by working with a team of mental health professionals to provide treatment through inpatient, outpatient and research services. The psychiatrist will involve the patient and his/her family in designing the treatment plan when appropriate. Participates and supports research activities and integrates research into clinical practice whenever possible.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a thorough, comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, and reviews and assesses information regarding patient's medical and treatment history, obtained from patient, family, other treatment providers, and staff.
  • Examines patient to assess general medical condition at admission and on an ongoing basis
  • Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained. Prescribes medication and other forms of treatment according to best practices and latest evidence base.
  • Determines nature and extent of mental illness, and formulates treatment plan.
  • Completes required documentation in the electronic medical record within the timeframes based on current policy requirements.
  • Works effectively with an interdisciplinary team of clinicians to treat and direct treatment of patient, utilizing evidenced based psychotherapeutic methods and medications. Involves the patient and family in treatment planning when appropriate.
  • Serves as principal or co-investigator in clinical research studies and adheres to good clinical practices as they apply to research, or if not principally engaged in research supports the research mission of the Center and appropriately refers patients for studies and projects.
  • Observes patient safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions. Effectively handles difficult patient situations, responds promptly to patient needs in an appropriate manner, and responds to requests for service and assistance.
  • Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to other effectively; remains open to others' ideas and innovation.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision making process
  • Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions and explains things well to others; teaches whenever possible. Writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality of patient care; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Leads clinical team in developing, delivering and monitoring patient treatment plans.
  • Participants in teaching activities on a formal and informal basis at the Lindner Center of HOPE and University of Cincinnati, and the community as a representative of LCOH.
  • Participates in the weekend coverage and on-call schedule rotation.
  • Supports business development.


Position Qualifications:

  • Medical degree and completion of psychiatry residency training
  • Must be board certified or eligible psychiatrist. If not board certified, must apply for board certification within 1 year of employment. Board certification must be maintained
  • Must have a current license to practice medicine and it must be in good standing. If applicant doesn't have an Ohio license, they must apply for and receive one.
  • Must have and maintain age specific competencies based on the age of patients served, which include children, adolescents, adults and/or senior adult patients.
  • Must have basic typing skills to enter documentation into the computerized Medical Record system and to use Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail system.
  • Must have CPR certification or complete the course to receive it within the first 2 weeks of employment.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-specific and developmentally appropriate care for the spectrum of populations admitted to LCOH.
  • Ability to enthusiastically follow and model the Lindner Center of HOPE mission, vision and values.


The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ M/F/Vet/Disabled.

Req ID: 2853

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