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Psychiatry Residency Program Director

Job Description / Duties

Program due to start July 2024 (Giving you the chance to formulate an excellent place to teach and learn)


The Department of Graduate Medical Education at Opelousas General Health System located in Opelousas, LA is recruiting for full-time faculty position to assist with launching a 16-20 FTE psychiatric residency program.  We value creating an educational experience that focuses on educating residents and medical students, while providing excellent patient care.  


The Psychiatry Residency Program Director position is available to applicants with administrative and teaching experience and the desire for advancement. Competitive salary and benefits are commensurate with rank.


Responsibilities include leading an interdisciplinary general psychiatry adult inpatient teaching unit composed of residents, medical students, nurses, case managers, and support staff. The Program Director position includes accountability for the operation for the training program, promoting a culture of excellence, resident recruitment, innovation in teaching, and resident evaluation. Other duties will be tailored to the interest of the applicant and include opportunities in adult and child outpatient, ECT, TMS, community outreach, and forensic psychiatry.


Position Summary


Provide patient care at hospital and outpatient facilities. Educational responsibilities include clinical and classroom teaching of residents and medical students within both outpatient and inpatient settings.  


Duties & Responsibilities


Supervision and teaching of psychiatry residents and medical students

Direct patient care on inpatient units at our 30 Bed Inpatient Unit 

Direct patient care in our departmental outpatient clinic

Opelousas and the Acadiana area present an attractive mix of small-town charm and big city offerings. Our community health system provides care and is embedded within diverse neighborhoods featuring low cost-of-living, excellent food, and a rich culture.   

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications


Graduate from an ACGME-approved psychiatry residency trainingprogram

Licensed or license-eligible in the state of Louisiana

ABPN board-certified in psychiatry

Preferred Qualifications


Leadership experience in both teaching and non-teaching environments

Experience in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry

Experience in working collaboratively as a part of an interdisciplinary team

Interest in providing high-quality education

Interest in supporting resident scholarship

Contact Information

Employer Profile

Since 1957, Opelousas General Health System has been dedicated to the provision of quality health care through its strong commitment and high standards.  Central to the success of OGHS's commitment for excellence is the presence of an outstanding and highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technologists and other personnel who provide professional treatment in a caring environment.  Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialties and state-of-the-art technology available today. 


Opelousas General Health System is a community non-profit health system governed by a local board of directors. OGHS is comprised of two hospital campuses and 15 plus WellSmart Health primary care and specialty clinics throughout St. Landry, Lafayette and Acadia parishes. Our primary service area covers 3-4 parishes with over 100,000 lives. We currently employ more than 60 providers including General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Family Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, and Pain Management. We have the latest in Robotic Technology including DaVinci, MAKO and Excelsius GPS.


Serving as the region's referral medical center, OGHS is a 197-bed, three campus, full service medical center and the area's most comprehensive community health care facility offering a wide range of medical specialists and sub-specialties. We are located near Lafayette just a short one hour drive to Baton Rouge, LA and a two hour drive to New Orleans, LA. We are Acadiana's first designated "Baby Friendly" facility since 2015. 


OGHS is a 197-bed full service medical center as complete and as inclusive as any referral hospital in the state.  The Main Campus, South Campus, and Sunset Campus facilities are located in St. Landry Parish which boasts a population of over 92,000. OGHS is the second largest employer in Opelousas with over 1,000 employees.