Psychiatry Positions Available - University of Washington (UW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Seattle, Washington

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences based in Seattle, Washington has several hospital psychiatry positions available. The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) – Northwest Campus features a 27-bed inpatient psychiatry unit that serves geriatric and adult patients, an active psychiatry consult service, a small med/psych unit, and an ECT program.


In 2023, a new, $225 million, Behavioral Health Teaching Hospital will open on the grounds of the UWMC- Northwest Campus. This state-of-the-art facility will feature 100 psychiatry beds, 50 medical / surgical beds capable of caring for patients with psychiatric comorbidities, a state-of-the art neuromodulation clinic, and the headquarters of our psychiatry residency training program.


The Puget Sound Region is a thriving metropolitan area with leading universities and health care programs and a large presence of Fortune 100 companies with job opportunities for family/spouses: Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Google, Tableau, Expedia, Redfin, Facebook and Costco, to name a few. Seattle is called the Emerald City, with 485 parks and extensive natural areas within the city limits. Washington was ranked the #1 state to live in by US News & World Report (2019).




World class medical center - #1 rated hospital in WA

High clinician satisfaction – our department ranked #1 at UW Medicine*

Flexible scheduling

Opportunities for teaching, research, and mentorship

Committed colleagues

An innovative, stimulating environment

Competitive base salary and robust incentive plan

Generous health, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits

Relocation Incentive

*AY 2017-18


Distance from UW:


Rowing, kayaking, sailing, fishing in fresh or salt water: 0-15 mins

Hiking, fishing, skiing in Cascade Mountains: 50 minutes

Mount Rainier National Park & Olympic National Parks: 2 hours

Pacific Ocean beaches, clam digging, surfing: 2 hours

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: 2.5 hours




Ali Iqbal, MBA

Director of Finance and Administration

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington