The Department of Mental Health Services promotes psychological health, well-being, and success for all Indiana University School of Medicine learners and trainees across the State of Indiana. We deliver professional and comprehensive counseling and psychiatric services, programming, and outreach, as well as support the broader School of Medicine community and foster an environment where learners can thrive.
As member of the Department of Mental Health Services team working with IUSM medical trainees, you will have the opportunity to:
- evaluate and treat mental health concerns
- contribute toward personal development, maturation, and wellness
- facilitate adjustment to the School of Medicine, residency training programs, and fellowship programs
- support academic persistence
The Mental Health Clinician provides direct clinical care to medical trainees. Additionally, this role supports programming and outreach, as well as advances the delivery of mental health services across IU School of Medicine by provision of triage services, communication with faculty and other referral sources, and psychoeducational programming.
This is an ideal role for an experienced master’s or doctoral-level clinician, who thrives on and is rewarded by direct clinical work with patients. The individual in this position will deliver quality clinical care approximately 75-85% of their time, allowing opportunities for supporting programming and outreach.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Provision of clinical care to medical trainees
• Perform diagnostic assessments; provide insight-oriented or cognitive-behavior based therapy
• Triage referrals; provide crisis management and stabilization; support planning/expansion of crisis management services
• Communicate with referral sources within the IU system (i.e., program directors, lead advisors, faculty)
• Facilitate treatment planning including referrals to providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care as needed; coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
• Collaborate with members of the mental health services team, and across the School and university, to facilitate quality patient care providers outside of the IU system for outpatient and inpatient care
• Coordinate post-hospitalization care and follow-up
• Provide back-up call coverage
• Complete scheduling of patients and documentation of clinical work in a timely and complete manner
Outreach, Programming and Program Development
• Design and deliver psycho-educational programming and community outreach services for IUSM medical trainees
• Work effectively as a collaborative member of the mental health services team to develop and implement programming and outreach
• Participate in the assessment and development of improvements to the delivery of mental health services and programming provided to medical trainees across the IUSM system
Administrative duties and special projects
• Attend clinical and staff meetings
• Provide regular reports regarding work activities to the Director
Must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation including:
Traveling to off-site clinics, seminars, and various campus meetings. Sitting for extended periods of time, working at a computer for extended periods of time, listening actively, communicating effectively, to be available in crisis situations, to provide back-up on-call coverage, facilitate workshops or psychoeducational sessions, and to be available for some late afternoon/early evening clinical work.
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