Job ID: 290113709  |  Last Updated: 5/30/2023

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Wimington, DE
Applicant Contact
Ja’Nikka Caraballo

Job Description

The Department of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health and Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatrics at ChristianaCare has a 50/50 split position for a Geriatric Psychiatrist (both practices primarily located at Wilmington Hospital).

At the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatrics, Delaware's first and most comprehensive outpatient clinic serving adults with mild to severe neurocognitive disorders, this role includes collaborative work with a multidisciplinary team, supervised under a geriatric psychiatrist and director of the clinic, providing neuropsychiatric assessment of new patients, psychiatric consultation on established patients with combined neurocognitive and behavioral symptoms, and limited follow up of complex patients who require ongoing care and titration of pharmacotherapy. This role includes precepting of psychiatric residents and participation in research and writing projects, as an optional benefit.

Under the Department of Psychiatry/Behavioral Health, this position will provide clinical services and teaching in geriatric psychiatry in our Wilmington outpatient practice (primarily) both virtually and in-person. This role will act as a member of the dept. of psychiatry faculty team and will supervise the clinical performance of psychiatry residents and participate in other residency related activities.

This position is integral both clinically and academically in geriatric psychiatry across two collaborative areas located just a few floors from one another.

About ChristianaCare:

ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, three hospitals (1,300 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. We rank 21st in the nation for hospital admissions and 6th for admission of stroke patients.

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 290 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

ChristianaCare Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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