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Geriatric Psychiatrist opportunity - University of Arizona - Tucson

Banner Health
Tucson, Arizona
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2024

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Join our dynamic team in Tucson, AZ! The Department of Psychiatry at the Banner – University Medicine Behavioral Health Clinic is seeking a fellowship-trained Geriatric Psychiatrist to join our dynamic department. The selected individual will be responsible for the clinical care of both adult and late-life patients at our innovative Banner – University Medicine Behavioral Health Clinic in Tucson, Arizona.  Clinical responsibilities include outpatient care and shared call coverage (taken from home). There are opportunities for academic activities. With thriving resident and fellowship training programs and a world-class College of Medicine, we are seeking candidates possessing an enthusiastic commitment to didactic teaching, clinical supervision, and educational programmatic development. We are also committed to anti-racism, social justice, and ensuring that our workforce represents and meets the needs of the diverse community we live in. The qualified candidate will receive a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona consistent with their credentials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Board Eligible/Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for both adult and geriatric psychiatry
  • Fellowship-Trained in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Desire to practice and engage in an academic setting
  • Position is open to experienced psychiatrists as well as recent graduates. (We offer an excellent loan repayment program)
  • Current Arizona licensure or eligible for licensure in Arizona

Location 1: Banner Behavioral Health Pavilion, Banner University Medical Center South, 2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ

Location 2: Banner Whole Health Clinic, 535 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine seeks applicants to join the faculty in the role of Clinical Educator (MD or DO). This faculty appointment at the assistant or associate rank (in the educator scholar track) is for early to mid-career psychiatric physicians who are committed to launching a career in medical education. In addition to providing clinical care, 20% effort will be protected for up to three years to acquire and refine the skills necessary to become a leader in psychiatric education. Applications from those with interest in undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and cross-disciplinary and continuing medical education are all encouraged.

Applicants should be able to articulate a vision for their professional development and career as a clinician educator. The successful applicant will work closely with the department chair, vice chair for education, and colleagues in relevant educational units at the College of Medicine, Banner University Medical Center, and the University of Arizona, to accomplish mutually agreed upon, measurable milestones. The clinician educator faculty will be encouraged to apply for education leadership programs from AAMC, ADMSEP, or another related professional organization (participation fees paid for by the department) and pursue their own mentored program of educational programmatic development and/or educational scholarship. Clinical educator faculty will have a dedicated faculty mentor.

  • DOE: 0.2 education FTE; 0.8 clinical FTE
  • Faculty rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Track: Educator-Scholar
  • Tenure eligible: No

Banner Benefits:

You take care of others. Let us take care of you. At Banner, your benefits package is all about your well-being. But that’s more than just basic medical, dental and vision coverage — it’s everything that makes you uniquely you, from your emotional health to your family to your satisfaction at work. So, we design your benefits with you in mind. We listen to what you have to say, offer a wide variety of competitive benefits to give you peace of mind and provide additional tools and resources to support you.

  • 100k Loan Repayment available, plus Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Paid Sick Time, Time Off, Malpractice, and CME (plus CME allowance!)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Pet, Auto, and Home Insurance included in Voluntary Benefit Options
  • Adoption Assistance, Fertility Benefits, and Parental Leave Support
  • Resources available for pet care, childcare, elder care, housekeeping, and tutoring
  • 24/7 Confidential Mental Health Support, plus coordination of child and elder care
  • Physician Well-Being Program, including healthy-habit building, fitness challenges, nutrition guides, on-demand webinars, sleep guides, mindfulness, and more!
  • Financial wellness resources, including retirement plans with matching or 401b deferred options, employee perks and discounts 

Our Community:

The soul of the Sonoran Desert. The flavor of the Southwest. The peacefully blooming community of Tucson, Arizona is nestled within surrounding mountain views and the lush Sonoran Desert. With 350+ days of sunshine, it is easy to soak some sunny vitamin D with championship golf courses, scenic hiking, horseback riding, and daytrip fishing or kayaking. Self-care enrichment abounds in refreshing spa resorts, art galleries, culture, and entertainment. Tucson was also designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy with many exciting culinary adventures in our restaurant scene. With a population slightly over 0.5 million, Tucson is a growing city with a college town feel that continues to boast an attractive cost of luxury living to enjoy with those you love most!


As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, Banner University Medical Group (BUMG) recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. BUMG is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


Practicing Medicine is never a one-size-fits-all proposition – that’s why Banner Health offers a wide range of practice opportunities in a variety of locations. Banner Health is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the country with thirty hospitals (15 hospitals in Arizona), including the University of Arizona academic hospitals in Tucson and Phoenix, six long-term care centers, and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care services, and home medical equipment, in six Western states. Banner Health is one of the nation’s most respected and awarded health systems and is recognized for its leadership and dedication to the communities we serve. Discover for yourself the benefits of working with the support of Banner Health and having access to the latest technology, a multitude of yearlong outdoor activity options, from cycling to boating to golf, to simply sitting and enjoying some of Mother Nature’s most astounding creations. With resources and lifestyle opportunities like these, what you envision for your professional career and personal life environment can become your reality. We think you’ll see how a permanent move to Banner Health can enhance your connection to your patients, your family, your community, and the great outdoors. From rural to urban, annual vaccines to the most complex cancer care, Banner Health is there.


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