Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC)

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Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC)
Worcester, MA

The UMass Memorial Health Care Department of Psychiatry is the largest provider of psychiatric services in central Massachusetts with over 400 faculty members who work in a variety of settings within UMass Memorial Health Care,the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, and the public sector. We integrate our clinical, research, teaching and community partnership activities to help individuals and families transform their lives through recovery from mental illness and addiction.

Our Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC) is a 26-bed community-based general inpatient psychiatric unit located in downtown Worcester and a flagship teaching program of the Department. We seek a board-eligible or board-certified psychiatrist for an Attending Psychiatrist role.

  • The Attending Psychiatrist, PTRC will provide acute clinical care to patients challenged by significant mental illness and who have or will need intense community support following discharge.
  • They will also work with medical students and residents on this teaching unit.
  • The Attending Psychiatrist will typically follow 12 patients at a time.
The Hospital has outstanding training programs which include 27 residents and fellows as well as 16 trainees. Our Psychiatry positions offer the opportunity for involvement in a full range of activities. We are a national leader in public sector psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, biological psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation, women’s mental health, and addiction psychiatry.

As the second largest city in New England, Worcester has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The area is rich in history and cultural diversity. You will find:

  • some of the safest towns to reside, as well as some of the best public-school systems in the United States.
  • several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums to gracious Victorian homes.
  • numerous restaurants, theater groups, and concert venues.
  • our central location is just miles from Boston, Providence, Newport, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod, with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire and Wachusett Mountains!

In short, Worcester provides a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational amenities making this area a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the commitment of the Department and University. Accordingly, the Department seeks qualified candidates who can contribute to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching, and scholarship. Further, the Department is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates from historically underrepresented group(s) in higher education and medicine are encouraged to apply. Candidates who possess personal characteristics that might be considered as diversifying elements among the clinical team and the large psychiatry faculty at UMMS are invited to identify themselves during the application process.
  • J1 Waiver and H1B candidates encouraged to apply!

Come join the best place to give care, the best place to get care, and the best place for YOU!

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to:

Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD
Katz Family Endowed Chair
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Care

c/o Ellen Sullivan



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