Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Psychiatrist - Inpatient

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 8 months ago(6/13/2022 9:51 AM)
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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.


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.

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:  a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make 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.   


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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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