Opportunity Details

Department of Psychiatry



Commensurate w/Experience

Outpatient Child Psychiatrist – Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 The outpatient psychiatrist will provide outpatient care, supervise, and educate trainees in child and adolescent psychiatry. 
 The position reports to the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and to the Section Chief of CAP Outpatient Services. 

Key roles and responsibilities:
 Responsible for supervising psychiatry residents and fellows. 
 Provide outpatient psychiatric care five days per week (direct patient care 75%, administrative 25%). 
 Mentor, supervise, and evaluate clinical trainees and staff clinicians, including interdisciplinary team members.

Additional Responsibilities:
 Keep abreast of new models and trends in mental health care and use this to ensure we are providing the highest-quality, equitable care.
 Stay apprised of Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, (BJH)  policies and operations relating to outpatient clinical      care
   Opportunity for weekend moonlighting in an inpatient setting at St. Louis Children's Hospital 

Basic Qualifications


Qualified candidates will possess a MD, MD/PhD, or DO degree and hold or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Missouri.  Candidate should be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry (or Board eligible).  

Core Experience and Attributes:

  • Well-informed on national trends and best practices in outpatient mental health with significant leadership experience managing a multidisciplinary outpatient clinical operation in an academic environment, teaching hospital, or other setting which otherwise demonstrates ability to manage and expand a progressive, multi-site, academic practice.
  • Ability to interact with and supervise advanced practitioners in the provisioning of clinical care.
  • Ability to oversee the delivery of outpatient mental health services, which enhance revenue, operate efficiently and effectively, and are responsive to clinical and administrative staff and patient needs.
  • Ability to establish, monitor, and evaluate key performance indicators/metrics and implement plans to intervene, as needed.
  • Commitment to medical education and supporting learning opportunities for students, residents, fellows and other learners.  
  •  Ability to work with training programs to design and carry out educational missions.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with, relate to, and support the activities of faculty and other clinical and administrative staff as individuals and members of an organized team.
  •  Leadership as characterized by the ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicate effectively, engage key stakeholders, and take ownership and responsibility for ideas and actions
  •  Diversity is a core value of the School of Medicine.  We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn and work, therefore we seek candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds of the institution’s students, employees, and patients we serve.
  • A management style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, accountability, collegiality, flexibility, trust, and patience.
  • Personal characteristics, which include outstanding verbal communication skills on an individual and group basis, excellent writing skills, professional appearance and an executive demeanor with high emotional intelligence.


Candidates may email their CV/resume and cover letter with statement of interest to:

Cherie Nabholz

Director, Department Administration and Finance 

Washington University in St. Louis                                              

Email: nabholzc@wustl.edu

Diversity is a core value at Washington University School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry. We are committed to building and sustaining inclusive and equitable working and learning environments for all students, staff, trainees, and faculty. We believe that building a diverse team enriches us individually and as a department by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. More details can be found HERE.


No end date

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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