Family Medicine and Community Health - Director of Behavioral Medicine

Family Medicine

The Duke University Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to teaching, advocating for, and supporting the behavioral health needs of our patients, faculty, and trainees. Responsibilities of the director of behavioral medicine include developing and implementing programing to improve resident and faculty wellness, evaluation of residents, oversight and evaluation of the behavioral health curriculum, and maintenance of related administrative functions.

FTE: 50%. The director of behavioral medicine will be required to maintain 50% of the role through other clinical, teaching, and/or research activities either within or outside of the department.

Education and Experience: Background required for this faculty member includes a doctoral degree in psychology or other behavioral science related field and 2 years of postdoctoral experience in a medical education setting. Applicants must maintain unrestricted licensure to practice within the state of North Carolina. The ideal candidate will have direct experience working within a residency program, teaching experience, as well as a record of developing and implementing initiatives to improve resident and faculty wellness.

Primary Faculty Responsibilities

1. Innovation

  • Development and implementation of a wellness curriculum for family medicine residents aimed at improving resilience, decreasing burnout, and promoting overall physician wellbeing. This may include but is not limited to facilitating resident support groups, Balint groups, leading team building exercises, and teaching mindfulness/stress-reduction techniquue
  • Assist in the development of clinical protocols to improve mental health treatment within the family medicine center
  • Create faculty development opportunities aimed to promote faculty well-being

2. Evaluation and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Oversee the evaluation and implementation of the behavioral health rotation and related clinical activities
  • Serve on the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Controlled Medication Working Group, and Residency Steering Committee (RSC)
  • Provide coaching to residents on an as needed basis and directly support the remediation of residents on corrective action plans or individualized education plans
  • Provide video precepting and/or direct clinical observation of residents within the family medicine center and provide direct feedback to trainees

3. Educational Responsibilities

  • Facilitate wellness activities for residents and faculty
  • Lead resident support groups
  • Oversee the behavioral medicine curriculum for the residency
  • Prepare and present monthly didactic sessions as part of the longitudinal behavioral medicine curriculum
  • Serve as a consultant to residents and faculty in issues related to mental health and the behavioral aspects of medicine
  • Lead orientation activities designed to foster resilience and promote well-being

Interested candidates should submit CV and Letter of Interest via the APPLY button.



Contact Information

Denise Paradis

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