OASIS Program Director/ First Episode Psychosis Program

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHAPEL HILL   Chapel Hill, NC   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 7, 2022
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OASIS Program Director/ First Episode Psychosis Program

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary
The OASIS program is an established, evidenced based First Episode Psychosis Coordinated Specialty Care Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. We are seeking a passionate, energetic, innovative candidate to serve as the OASIS Program Director. The OASIS Program Director, in conjunction with the Medical Director, leads a multidisciplinary team of medical providers, therapists, a supported employment specialist, and peer support specialists serving over 100 persons with first episode psychosis and their families. The OASIS team provides comprehensive assessments, individual, family and group therapies, medical management, supported employment, and peer support interventions with a goal enhancing recovery from first episode psychotic disorders. In addition, OASIS provides cutting edge services such as Horyzons, a therapeutic, moderated social media platform. Specific Program Director responsibilities includes staff supervision, monitoring service delivery, leading the weekly team meetings, performing screening and initial intake evaluations, providing family and multifamily group therapies. The Program Director interacts with University of North Carolina Health Care staff, ensuring the OASIS program efficiency and sustainability.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must hold an advanced clinical degree (e.g. PhD, MSW) from an accredited school. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure by either the North Carolina Psychology Board or the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Applicants must have knowledge of psychosis and related mental disorders and psychosocial treatments; experience and/or strong interest in working with youth.

Special Instructions
Interested candidates may apply by going to and attaching a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.