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Research Director

Altshuler Center for Education & Research (ACER)

Location: Dallas Tx

The UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry and Metrocare have establish a collaboration around developing novel approaches for the treatment of serious mentally ill and teaching the next generation of physicians and healthcare workers to take care of them. Metrocare remains in the public sector and carries an amazing breadth of healthcare responsibilities in the community. UT Southwestern has come together with Metrocare in developing and running this entity, called the Altshuler Center of Education and Research (ACER). This Center focuses on education within the public sector and serious mental illness and strives to help the local community with implementation in workforce development of novel approaches to care in this area. Moreover, the Center focuses on approaches to implementing new and developing treatments within the public sector, mitigating the ravaging effects of poverty and resource limitation on psychiatric disorders in the community. As such, the Research Director is a critical person in developing and building within this area of community service, practicing among critically ill individuals with few means. This Director position, because of the overlap between the goals of UT Southwestern and community psychiatry, is set within the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The department remains a resource to the Center Director, as well as that person receives guidance in their specialized work within the community.

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Adult or Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

Lane County Behavioral Health

Location: Eugene Oregon

Lane County Behavioral Health in beautiful Eugene, Oregon is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic adult psychiatrist, child/adolescent psychiatrist or nurse practitioner for its community outpatient clinic. These are ideal positions for the clinician interested in the rewards associated with serving more vulnerable patients through the public mental health system while also achieving an excellent work/life balance. The position involves performing psychiatric assessments, consultations, and follow-up appointments for clients in the general adult, child & adolescent, and/or forensic clinic while working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Integrated care opportunities with affiliated primary care clinics may also be available. These are full-time positions, although part-time requests will be considered.

Benefits of the position

  • Highly competitive compensation

  • Work collaboratively with clinic therapists and case managers to provide comprehensive care

  • Manageable workload expectations that support quality care rather than high volume quotas

  • No in-person call (rotating backup support by phone to the on-call clinician)

  • Excellent benefit package including annual CME allowance, retirement contributions, moving expenses, excellent medical and dental options, paid time off

  • Potential for loan repayments


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine, ECFMG certification, or Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and completion of a Nurse Practitioner program specific to psychiatry/mental health (PMHNP)

  • Candidate must be a board certified Psychiatrist (MD, or DO) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. If not board certified, board certification must be obtained with two years of entrance into the position.

  • Current or ability to get an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Oregon

  • Interest and experience in working with patients with serious and persistent mental illness

  • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and experienced group of therapists and case managers

The Organization

Lane County Mental Health is the public mental health provider for a county roughly the size of Connecticut. Many of our patients and clients come from underserved communities who struggle obtaining services through the private sector. The main clinic is located in the heart of the city of Eugene, across the street from the University of Oregon’s football stadium.

The mission of the agency is to enhance individual and family wellness through integrated care and community connections. We share an ethic of compassion, integrity, a striving for excellence, and a dedication to diversity and equity. We are seeking a candidate who shares these goals, and whose knowledge and skills can be used to help underserved youth and families thrive.

The Community

Eugene, Oregon and the Willamette Valley is a truly special place to live and work. This small city is situated close to both the spectacular Oregon coast to the west and the Cascade mountains to the east. The area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with vast opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, fishing and many other sports. It is also known for its many highly regarded wineries. Eugene itself is rich with restaurant options and cultural activities and is home to the University of Oregon. The city is known as “track town USA” as it hosts world class track events every year, including Olympic trials. The city of Portland is just over two hours away with even more cultural, culinary, and outdoor opportunities available, including the amazing Columbia River valley.

Further Information

Further details regarding this position and an application link can be found at . To express your interest or for additional questions about this incredible opportunity, please contact:

David C. Rettew, MD

Medical Director, Lane County Behavioral Health