Core Residency Faculty Member - Director of Behavioral Sciences


The Core Residency Faculty Member – Director of Behavioral Sciences is responsible for the assigned administrative and educational activities pertaining to the Behavioral and Mental Health education and general training needs of the Family Medicine Residency Program, including those assigned activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, evaluation and advancement of residents. This individual works under the general direction of the Residency Program Director and in his or her absence the Associate Program Director. This position is designated as Management, exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other applicable laws and regulations governing overtime and shall serve as an "at will" employee, subject to overtime, standby and callback assignments, and performs related duties as required.


This individual works closely with Residents and Residency candidates and directly supervises the Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students as assigned. It is expected that the Core Residency Faculty Member maintain 0.8 FTE of time dedicated to VCME Residency educational and administrative affairs. The Core Residency Faculty member in Behavioral Sciences shall arrange for the following:    

  • Arrange and attend a minimum of 40 Behavioral Health/Support Group sessions per year;
  • Provide a minimum of 45 Resident Geriatric/Pediatric teaching clinics per year, which will include Geriatric-specific Behavioral Health duties;
  • Provide a minimum of 20 Pain Management clinics per year;
  • Provide a minimum of 24 Video Precepting sessions per year.


  • Perform as a teacher, clinician, and administrator;
  • Deliver effective teaching and mentoring to Resident Physicians;
  • Understand the principles of interpersonal relationships and team dynamics;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and by writing clear concise reports;
  • Analyze, understand and perform research related to residency education and quality improvement.


  • Expertise in contemporary knowledge, skills and attitudes toward the compassionate mental health care of patients across the spectrum of ages and life milestones;
  • Effective teaching methods and leadership techniques;
  • Compliance and accreditation standards and requirements for residency programs.
  • Regulatory and healthcare compliance matters;
  • Graduate medical education including residency training requirements and national match requirements;
  • Computer applications such as resident scheduling and reporting software such as New Innovations, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Internet Explorer.


  • Graduation from at least a Master's level university program in psychology, counseling, or education, granting at degree of either a PhD, EdD. MEd, MSW, LCSW, or MFCC, and have an active, unrestricted professional license to practice in California for those degrees issuing a license; AND
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.


Two (2) years full-time professional activity in Behavioral Health care. Teaching experience in a Family Medicine Residency is strongly desirable.

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