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University of Utah Academic Outpatient Psycho-Oncology and Adult Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ - University of Utah Health (HMHI) - School of Medicine - Psychiatry - Rank DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Academic Outpatient Psycho-Oncology and Adult Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ - University of Utah Health (HMHI) - School of Medicine - Psychiatry - Rank DOQ

Department 00865 - Psychiatry - Adult Clinical

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY23-24


Academic Outpatient Psycho-Oncology and Adult Psychiatrist, Rank DOQ -

University of Utah Health ( HMHI ) – School of Medicine – Psychiatry

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute and the Adult Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine are looking for dedicated, innovative, and motivated full-time Outpatient Psychiatrists to join its faculty. This combined outpatient position includes 50% clinical effort spent at Huntsman Cancer Hospital ( HCH ) and 50% time spent in the general adult outpatient behavioral health clinics managed by the Huntsman Mental Health Institute ( HMHI ). We seek qualified professionals to help us meet the challenges of providing high-quality psychiatric services in a growing mental health care market. HMHI (as part of the University of Utah Health) is relied upon by our local and regional communities to improve overall health and quality of life. We do this by maintaining a commitment to outstanding patient care, the highest standard of training for medical students and residents, and the continued expansion of our pioneering research programs.

Successful candidates will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry with rank based on academic experience and professional accomplishments.

The University of Utah is located in the capital city, Salt Lake City – one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by mountains, with world-class skiing, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. The city also enjoys the Sundance Film Festival, a vibrant music scene, excellent restaurants, one of the largest LGBTQ communities in the country, the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera, professional basketball, baseball, and soccer teams, Ballet West (one of the premier ballet companies in the country), a vibrant art and theater community, and many other cultural attractions.


Applicants should have experience or a strong desire to provide care to the Psycho-Oncology population, hold or be eligible to apply for a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Utah, and have expertise in adult outpatient psychiatry. Completion of a residency in Psychiatry is required. The candidate must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry. Obtaining board certification is a requirement for retention.


Clinical care:

50% of clinical effort developing a Psycho-Oncology program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, a nationally recognized cancer research center and treatment hospital that serves patients with all types of cancer from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. Huntsman Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. In addition to clinical care, there will be opportunities for teaching residents, fellows, and health professionals from multiple different specialties. You will be well supported in a highly collegial environment with world-class clinicians from across the spectrum of clinical oncology. This position would also offer opportunities for research, presentation, and publications. There is potential to become a leader and champion in the growing relationship between Huntsman Cancer Institute and Huntsman Mental Health Institute.

The other 50% of the time will serve the mental health needs of the outpatient clientele in one or more satellite clinics operated by HMHI . In both areas, the candidate must show a strong commitment to clinical care; Call is an expected clinical responsibility for all faculty members. Provide cross coverage for vacations and meetings. Specific assignments will be coordinated through the Division Chief of Adult Psychiatry.


Engage in scholarly activities; The opportunity to participate in or initiate peer-reviewed research and develop durable materials (papers, courses, presentations, posters, games) is available.


Engage in patient care activities with learners (residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and fellows); Serve as a medical student and resident mentor; Teaching/supervising medical students, residents, and fellows in psychiatric clinical rotations.


Administrative duties associated with clinical care provided; Administrative service to the Department of Psychiatry, the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, and the health system, including peer review and participation on committees, may be requested to attain academic promotion; Report to and be reviewed annually by the Division Chief as part of School of Medicine faculty appointment.

The percentage of effort spent in education, investigation, and administrative activities will be negotiated annually. Specific assignments will be coordinated through the Division Chief of the Psychiatry department.

Candidates should apply online by sending a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Inquiries may be directed to:

Jason Hunziker, MD, Adult Psychiatry Division Chief

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Department of Psychiatry

University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine

501 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

A list of professional references is highly desirable.

Open Date 04/01/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02958F

Type Faculty