Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Inpatient Psychiatrist

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/13/2022 9:51 AM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University seeks full time inpatient psychiatrist to care for patients within the extended acute care unit (EAC) at Temple University Hospital – Episcopal Campus. The EAC unit utilizes a team-based approach to provide psychiatric care and rehabilitation to patients who require a longer length of time for stabilization and recovery. 


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science serves patients with a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, and our faculty work with a talented group of psychologists, registered nurses, behavioral health therapists and social workers to provide both long term and short term adult psychiatric services within the Temple University Health System. 


Our Psychiatric Services include:

  • 118-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Program for both intensive treatment of patients with co-existing disorders of mental illness and substance abuse and patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Two inpatient units dedicated to extended acute inpatient care.
  • A full-service Crisis Response Center which is the busiest emergency psychiatry service in Philadelphia.
  • An Outpatient Psychiatry Practice where we evaluate and treats patients from the community for a full range of services - from twice-weekly 60-minute psychotherapy to brief monthly medication management.
  • Consultation-Liaison Services providing both inpatient and outpatient services at multiple Temple University Hospital campuses.


Our faculty positions require a strong interest in bedside and didactic teaching and resident supervision. Temple has a thriving residency program and we recently expanded our educational programs by adding four new faculty members with expertise in substance abuse, child and adolescent psychiatry, consultation and liaison and forensic psychiatry.


The Department is also involved in collaborative, multidisciplinary research efforts throughout Lewis Katz School of Medicine. An interest in publishing or participating in research is preferred but not required.


Click here to watch a quick video introduction to Temple.  


Candidate Qualifications

  • MD, DO or Foreign Equivalent
  • B/C or B/E in Psychiatry required
  • Possess academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Possess or eligible to receive an unrestricted medical license and DEA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to employment.

 In addition to a competitive salary, the position offers:

  • a uniquely supportive practice environment, strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote equitable, world-class patient care, research, and medical education;
  • individual career development;
  • collegiality among faculty members and hospital leadership; and
  • a comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, paid vacation, CME, a tuition remission program, disability at group rates, and more.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Giving its patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies — and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible — is the driving force for its clinical care, research, and medical education. 


Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online application.


Please note that your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all the required documents and information including:

  • Curriculum vitae with personal contact information.
  • A letter of interest stating your area of expertise and qualifications, a synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, and research and/or teaching interests as applicable.
  • A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, and/or plans for future contributions is strongly encouraged.

Please address your application to Jessica Kovach, MD, Interim Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Temple University Hospital, C/O Jessica N. Vegas, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Jessica at jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.   


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information on our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine please visit our OHEDI.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (www.temple.edu/coronavirus).


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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