Staff Psychiatrist

University of Pennsylvania,

Student Health and Counseling
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Staff Psychiatrist

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Staff Psychiatrist

Job Profile Title
Staff Psychiatrist

Job Description Summary
Student Health and Counseling seeks an energetic and dedicated Staff Psychiatrist interested in collaborating with Counseling and Student Health. Primary responsibilities include psychiatric evaluations, medication intervention and management for Penn students seeking treatment. The staff psychiatrist reports to the Director of Counseling. Student Health and Counseling is composed of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including psychologists, social workers, counselors, consulting psychiatrist, nurses, physicians and trainees. Patient population consists of undergraduates, graduates, doctoral and professional matriculating students.

Job Description

The Staff Psychiatrist is primarily responsible for psychiatric evaluations, medication intervention and management of Penn students seeking treatment through Student Health and Counseling. Specific responsibilities include psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and maintenance care of patients; collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and trainees and provision of on-call coverage on a rotating basis during days, nights and weekends. On-call coverage may include coordinating with campus partnership offices or collaborating with campus resources to assist a student in crisis. May, also, provide individual and/or group psychotherapy. Job may entail formal or informal supervision of trainees. Completes all appropriate clinical notes and agency data collection. Follows all University and Student Health and Counseling policies and procedures. Maintains strict adherence to principles of confidentiality. Counseling will prioritize applicants from minority backgrounds and is seeking candidates with a solid understanding of the impact of marginalization, inequality, and identity on students.


Required Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills and sensitivity to cross cultural issues.
Demonstrated ability to perform supervisory and administrative functions.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other mental health professionals in providing high quality mental health services as part of a treatment team and consulting with other university personnel.
Demonstrated ability to provide consultation to SHaC staff, SHaC trainees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and families regarding mental health issues.
Ability to assist in the hiring of new staff and also the selection of trainees as needed.

Ability to work on-call schedule on a rotating basis

Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Budgeted Pay Range:

Up to $200K commensurate with education and experience

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Staff Psychiatrist

Department / School
Health and Wellness

Pay Range
$50,000.00 - $350,000.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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