Human Resources

Consulting Psychiatrist

Department

Wellness Center

Overview

The Consulting Psychiatrist will be cognizant of the landscape for offering psychiatric care to college students. This position is for 16 hours per week during the academic year. This position would work as part of a team of medical and staff psychologists in the Wellness Center. The job involves psychiatric evaluations of students referred by other staff clinicians, medication management, and consultation with staff clinicians at other facilities, other staff on campus and parents, where necessary and appropriate. Strong candidates will have an interest in working with college age populations presenting with a wide range of diagnoses, and from varying populations and communities.

Responsibilities

Clinical Services

  • Provides direct clinical services including psychiatric diagnostic evaluation through the use of a multi-culturally competent approach; medication evaluation; ongoing medication follow-up; crises management; case management; clinical consultation; and collaborative co-treatment with multidisciplinary mental health clinicians.
  • Consultation with families, off-campus providers, and other college partners, including, but not limited to, academic deans, faculty, student affairs staff, other campus offices, when appropriate and with appropriate authorization in order to provide quality care to students.
  • Make referrals and connect students to off campus mental health services in consultation with Wellness Center staff.

Outreach and Education

  • Partners with the Director of Counseling and Wellness and staff psychologists to develop and deliver educational programming to the campus community.

Training

  • Provides lectures to psychology interns, as needed/assigned by the Director of Counseling and Wellness.

Miscellaneous

  • Attends and participates in regular staff meetings and professional development meetings

Requirements and Qualifications

  • A medical degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy is required, as is the completion of psychiatry residency.
  • Licensed or eligible to receive a license to practice medicine in the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Two to three years of providing psychiatric services, including time spent during psychiatric residence and fellowship training, is required.
  • An active Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number is required.
  • A demonstrated competency in these areas: psychiatric diagnostic evaluation through the use of a multi-culturally competent approach; medication evaluation; ongoing medication follow-up; crises management; case management; clinical consultation; collaborative co-treatment with multidisciplinary mental health clinicians within the Wellness Center and ethical decision-making is also required.
  • Provide in-service training for Wellness Staff and doctoral practicum students as needed.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and competency in working with diverse student populations, including students of color, LGBTQ, first generation, and international students.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; critical analysis skills; problem solving skills and prioritization/time management skills are required.
  • Maintains case records, generates various correspondence related to student care and performs other professional and administrative responsibilities as needed.
  • Demonstrated understanding of ethical and legal issues in mental health practice.

Anticipated Start Date

August 1, 2019

Application

Interested candidates should apply here.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. 

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.