Employment Posting: Psychiatrist Career Opportunity @ SMU


Student Affairs/Health Services Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications 

This is a 20 hours/week benefit-eligible position.
The primary purpose of the psychiatrist is to evaluate and treat students attending the University.  The psychiatrist position is clinical, and includes performing psychiatric evaluations, crisis interventions, monitoring of psychoactive medications and case consultation with other SMU departments ~ particularly the Dean of Student Life office, Residence Life and Student Housing (RLSH), Law School and Legal Affairs.  The psychiatrist works with other CAPS staff consisting of permanent and part-time psychologists, pre- and post-doctoral interns and fellows, and administrative staff.  The psychiatrist will work closely with other health care providers in the Health Center and the community providing care to students.  

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient evaluations and care (routine and emergency), medication management, psychotherapy, family meetings, mandated evaluations, consultations and coordination of care;

  • Strategic planning and interaction with CAPS and Health Center staff;

  • Campus consultation and outreach to the campus community.

  • Participation in the CAPS call schedule.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree is required. Board-accredited psychiatric residency training program completion is required. Board Certification in Psychiatry or eligible in the specialty of psychiatry is required. Texas licenses or license eligible to practice medicine with appropriate registration in Texas is required.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Candidates must possess strong organizational and time management skills to effectively handle multiple tasks and prioritize. Must have a strong commitment to a high standard of confidentiality and discretion.  

Candidate is expected to perform autonomously, but also to enjoy working collaboratively in a team environment. Must provide care pursuant to professional standards and those normally provided by physicians with all responsibilities associated with a licensed physician.

Working knowledge of basic computer skills with MS Office products and electronic heath record applications, with the ability to learn new computer applications quickly.

The position is open until filled. 

TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs to access the online application. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID#: 900533.

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.


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24 April 2014 6:30 pm ~ NTSPP Thursday Dinner Program ~ Carol Tamminga MD “Research Approaches to Biological Categorization”

April 24, 2014
6:30 pmto9:00 pm

NTSPP 4th Thursday Dinner Program for all psychiatrists and psychiatrists in training:
Thursday April 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Beautiful Private Setting 
Three-course Seated Dinner ~  Cash Bar ~ Free Garage Parking

“Research Approaches to Biological Categorization”
Carol Tamminga MD

6:30 p   Socializing & Cash Bar
7:00 p   Three-course Seated Dinner:
                 Chicken Piccata, Sante Fe Spinach Salad, Tiramisu
                          *Vegetarian Option available with timely RSVP
7:30 p    Program with Q & A, after-dinner coffee

Cost per person:
$30 for NTSPP Chapter Dues Paid Member Psychiatrists and APA-member UTSWMC Psychiatry Residents/Fellows
$50 for all other Psychiatrists and self-pay NON-APA Psychiatry PGYs
$50 to Sponsor a UTSWMC Psychiatry PGY

NTSPP Area Psychiatrists, & Psychiatrists in Training:


1. RSVP with number in your party and member category of each person by email to Catherin Roberts MD, Program Chair, at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com by Tuesday April 22 at 3:00 pm AND
2. PAY by PayPal (or check) by Tuesday April 22 at 3:00 pm.

~USING PAYPAL: Find your category or categories in the drop-down menu; use Add to Cart to add as many as you wish to your order:

Membership Category Price Per Person
Name (if different from CC)

~BY CHECK: Make out check to “NTSPP” and mail to NTSPP Treasurer Lia Thomas MD at our mailing address 6119 Greenville Ave, Suite 516, Dallas, TX 75206 ~ to arrive by Tuesday April 22
Deadline for cancellation without cost and for on-time reservations is April 22 at 3 pm
For cancellations and late reservations contact Program Chair Catherin Roberts MD at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com.
For Vegetarian option, contact Catherin Roberts MD at NTSPPrsvp@gmail.com by Tuesday April 22 at 3 pm
For last-minute meeting changes, check this website

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GIVE to NTSPP ACE Funds ~ Advocacy Charity Education ~ fully tax deductible ~ Honor a person or organization

TWO WAYS TO GIVE and HONOR/MEMORIALIZE a colleague, family member, admired community activitist, organization, etc. through a tax-deductible contribution to our ACE Funds*.

To honor a person or organization, be sure to
(1) fill out that information in the “honoree and donor” small text box within your order form along with their personal or contact information for notification
(2)  list how you wish to be named as donor.
Or email us at NTSPPchapter@gmail.com with that information.



To honor a person or organization, be sure to
(1) fill out that information in the “honoree and donor” small text box in your order form along with their personal or contact information for notification
(2) list how you wish to be named as donor.
Or email us at NTSPPchapter@gmail.com with that information.


*For NTSPP ACE Fund background and the honoree list to date please see http://ntspp.org/?p=350
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3 May 2014 Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30 am ~ Hurricane Emergency Local Preparedness training

May 3, 2014
9:00 amto11:30 am

H.E.L.P.  (Hurricane Emergency Local Preparedness) is on the way!

Hurricane season is approaching and this free and timely training will provide important and detailed emergency response information. If you have not had this training in the last two years, please register to attend by using the link below or in the attached flier.

WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2014 / 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Registration and networking at 8:30, coffee, a few pastries, and bottled water will be available)

WHERE: 6th Floor Auditorium, Room 627 / Dallas County Health & Human Services / 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas 75207

9:00 a.m. “Shelter Clinic Operations” in Dallas County.”
Deployment and assignment protocol, i.d. badging, clinic reporting procedures, and other details for every responder.

10:00 a.m. Role and Licensure-specific breakout sessions:
Group I. Medical Clinic providers
Group II. Psychiatric Clinic providers
Group III. Shelter Crisis Counseling providers
Group IV. Non-medical support providers

Yes, time is short, but please do not “reply” to this email. It won’t go through. Mark your calendar now and register using the following link (you may have to copy and paste it into your browser):


Jess Wade, Emergency Volunteer Program Coordinator

Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps
2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75207


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12 April 2014 Saturday 10 A ~ DAWP: Marie Kelly MD “Infanticide”

April 12, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

All Dallas Area Women Psychiatrists and Psychiatrists in Training are warmly invited to
2nd Saturday DAWP
Saturday April 12,2014 ~ 10 A to 12 N
10 A  Brunch and Confidential Fellowship, Business
11 A  Presentation/book review and Q &A
Speaker:  Marie Kelly, MD
Topic:  Infanticide

RSVP, location, and directions information have been sent out by blind carbon-copied email to our confidential e-list.   Are you a woman psychiatrist or psychiatrist in training not yet on our DAWP or NTSPP elist?  Please email NTSPPchapter@gmail.com





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Child Psychiatrist Allen Joseph Cahill MD passed away February 18, 2014 in Dallas TX

From the Dallas Morning News
Dr. Allen Joseph Cahill passed away February 18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. He was born July 6, 1931 in Deerborn, Michigan. His infectious laughter, love of family and friends, and keen competitive spirit ranging from cards to horses will be missed dearly. His education included the Congregation of Passion Seminary in Chicago, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Detroit, and an MD from Loyola Medical School in Chicago. There he met Helen Byle and they married in September 1962. Al completed his residency at The University of Iowa followed by a Child Psychiatry residency at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas ,Tx. Al helped countless children as a board-certified Child Psychiatrist, served as President of the Texas Child Psychiatry Board, taught at Southwestern Medical School, and authored works in child psychiatry. He served as Medical Director of Richland Hills Hospital. Al is survived by his wife Helen, brother Jim, daughter Becky and her husband Dan Carter, and grandchildren, John, Allison, Katie, and Grace. For the continued advancement of science and medical research, Al requested to be a part of the Willed Body Program at Southwestern Medical School. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be directed to UT Southwestern, PO Box 910888, Dallas, Tx 75391-0888 in support of medical student education.  
Dr. Cahill was a Life member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.  

To donate in memory or honor of a psychiatrist click here:  http://ntspp.org/2014/03/15/give-to-ntspp-ace-funds-advocacy-charity-education-fully-tax-deductible-honor-a-colleague-or-family-member/

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NEW ACE Fund Honoree: In memory of Allen Cahill MD

Allen Cahill MD  has just been honored by a contribution in his memory to the North Texas HELP website, an NTSPP ACE Fund project,  by Sandy Steinbach MD.

Mike Faenza,  CEO of MDHA,  has been honored by a recent contribution to the NTSPP ACE Fund dedicated to the new NTSPP North Texas HELP website, a mental health and substance abuse resources website for our 12 counties in the late stages of development.

Thomas Tyne Earthman has been honored in memory by a contribution to the NTSPP ACE General Fund.

To honor or memorialize a person or organization by your donation to Advocacy, Charity or Education projects of NTSPP, please go to http://ntspp.org/?p=4223.

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