West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatryin the WVU School of Medicine are recruiting a West Virginia State Licensed clinical mental health provider in their Division of Public Sector Psychiatry at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston, WV. Responsibilities in this position include clinical services to mental health hospitalized patients, teaching, and scholarly endeavors.
Neuroscience, including behavioral health and addiction, is one of WVU Medicine’s Signature Programs – areas of opportunity that allow WVU Medicine to target major health disparities more aggressively in the state and continue to deliver real medical solutions that will have the most resounding impact on the citizens of West Virginia.
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital is a 150-bed, fully-accredited state psychiatric hospital and winner of an APA state/university collaboration award. The hospital provides treatment of involuntarily committed adults with a variety of diagnoses and has a dynamic forensic psychiatry program. While the facility is operated by the state Department of Health and Human Resources, our professional staff (psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers) is employed as full-time faculty members of WVU School of Medicine, hired through the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Sharpe Hospital is an active training site for WVU Psychiatry residents, forensic fellows, and students of medicine and other disciplines. Clinical experience is enhanced by dedicated time for research and teaching.
WVU faculty positions include regionally competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Sharpe Hospital is located just an hour south of Morgantown, WV, which Forbes recently ranked as one of the Best Small Metros in America. North Central West Virginia offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.
WVU Medicine is WVU’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the WVU School of Medicine; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation.
WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.
Successful candidates must have – a Masters or Doctorate degree in related clinical areas from an approved program is required. Eligible candidates must have a West Virginia license as a LICSW or LPC.
Internal Number: 18-0045
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WVU Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center with the hospitals, clinics, and health professionals of the West Virginia University Health System. Together, they are a national leader in patient safety and quality, and are unified and driven by an unbridled passion to provide the most advanced healthcare possible to the people of West Virginia and beyond. WVU Medicine includes the physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West Virginia University School of Medicine; the affiliated schools of the WVU Health Sciences Center; four community hospitals; three critical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital, all anchored by a 645-bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care.