Medical Director for Health Informatics and Digital Technology – Child and Adolescent Psychaitry

UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Location: Dallas, TX

UT Southwestern is seeking a Medical Director of Health Informatics and Digital Technology - Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryThe UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is seeking a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for a unique opportunity to provide vision and leadership in the development of adaptable, agile, cost-effective technology initiatives and department-wide information systems solutions for our department. We seek a candidate who can enable clinicians in our department to use the most contemporary strategies in digital technology to improve access and quality of care to our patients.

The physician-leader will also guide our department’s telehealth strategies, primarily focused upon our Community Psychiatry Workforce Expansion project to improve access to pediatric psychiatry in rural north Texas. This leader will also guide our telephone consultation programs currently available to pediatricians but proposed as an offering to internists, as well. This position will provide direct patient care as well as clinical supervision via telemedicine to psychiatry trainees, and also participate in Faculty activities at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This psychiatrist will also provide education to other disciplines through didactics, case conferences and consultation.

The successful candidate’s appointment within the Department of Psychiatry also requires regular participation in educational activities with medical students and residents. In addition, the physician will have the opportunity for collaborations that allow for the pursuit of innovative clinical programming and research initiatives. This position also serves to facilitate translational research in technological innovation.

Qualifications

  • An unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas, or the ability to obtain prior to appointment;
  • Board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry, or board eligible with a commitment to obtain certification within two years;
  • Eligible for credentialing and privileging by Children’s Medical Center, and other collaborating agencies in our community;
  • Eligible for appointment as an assistant professor or higher in the Department of Psychiatry;
  • Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, evaluation, and communication skills;
  • Ability to influence/motivate others at all professional and administrative levels;
  • Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence;
  • Must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of established and new programs;
  • A track record of being able to lead, direct, and influence a team regardless of reporting lines, as well as be a team player.

Desired Characteristics

  • Interest and training in contemporary IT systems, including EHRs, is preferred.
  • Skilled in generating and analyzing data from IT systems, including managing data in a way that does not compromise patient privacy.
  • Able and willing to communicate and consult about data and digital technology.
  • Interest in the use of digital technology, such as cell phones, in improving health outcomes.
  • Experience in the use of emerging technologies such a digitally-collected biomarkers and digital phenotyping in the diagnosis and management of mental illness is preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Health Informatics or Information Systems preferred.