Staff Psychiatrist

Santa Clara University,

Counseling and Psychological Services
Last Posted:

Mon, Sep 11th, '17

Deadline:

Until Filled

Start Date:

8/11/17

Last Updated:

Tue, Sep 12th, '17

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Staff Psychiatrist

Santa Clara University  Santa ClaraCA 95050 USA

Benefits Offered

Vision, 401K, Life, Dental, Medical

Employment Type

Full-Time

Position Title: Staff Psychiatrist (Fixed-Term)

Department: Counseling Center

Salary Information: $4,255 semi-monthly

Position Type: Full Time

Standard Hours (hours per week): 40

Part Year: Yes

Part Year Months: Sept. 16 - Jun. 15

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Health Counseling

Position Summary Information

Position Purpose

The Staff Psychiatrist is a member of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team of psychologists, psychology trainees, and case manager in collaboration with Student Health Services. Together this team practices in the unique environment of college health and directly contributes to student success by delivering integrated mental healthcare to SCU students utilizing the services of the Cowell Center. The Staff Psychiatrist provides the highest quality of mental health services to students while supporting the vision of the University to make student learning a central goal by facilitating the psychiatric well-being of the student body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Patient Care: 
• Conduct psychiatric assessments and diagnostic evaluations of students. 
• Determine and administers psychiatric treatment. 
• Prescribe the appropriate medications while monitoring reactions to the medication and treatment regime. 
• Conduct evaluation and brief therapy for students, when appropriate.
• Review patients’ records and files to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered. 
• Update and maintains patients’ medical records. 
• Maintain current, accurate and timely clinical documentation in accordance with state and federal law, medical ethics and Counseling Services and Health Services policies.
• Assists in emergency management and crisis response services to students in collaboration with Counseling Services staff.
• Liaison with community mental health providers, hospitals and other resources, as related to the psychiatric care of students.
• Cooperate and collaborates with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality.
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the differences in care requirements for adolescents and young adults.
• Provide health education related to promoting client self-care and psychological health.
• Maintain confidentiality of all client information at all times.
• Complete written intake assessments of students in a timely manner.
• Complete written follow-up progress notes of students in a timely manner.

2. Consultation, Referral and Outreach Duties
• Utilize effective communication techniques with students, faculty, staff, parents, family members and concerned others to promote good, quality client care, when appropriate.
• Utilize effective communication techniques with community providers.
• Collaborate and appropriately consult with psychologists and Student Health Services to provide care to students 
• Appropriately refer students to Case Manager for on-campus and to off-campus community providers.
• Appropriately document all consultations.

3. Outreach Duties
• Serve on university-wide committees as appropriate.
• Provide psycho-educational outreach programming to the campus community.

4. Departmental Development
• Actively and collaboratively support the mission, goals, and initiatives of the Cowell Center.
• Observe all Cowell Center policies and procedures.
• Keep abreast of changes in psychiatric care that affect CAPS and the campus community.
• Conduct all work activities with respect for rights and wishes of clients, families, and co-workers.
• Attend scheduled staff meetings. 
• Serve on departmental committees as appropriate.
• Maintain cooperative interactions with other clinical and support staff. 
• Display a positive attitude within the Cowell Center and across departmental lines to contribute to staff morale and overall customer satisfaction.
• Participate in departmental performance improvement activities.
• Develop and foster relationship and trust with employees and the SCUCommunity.
• Work individually and as a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
• Demonstrate collaborative practice with team members utilizing conflict resolution and chain of command as necessary.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
1. Provide advice, consultation, and support in the development, implementation and evaluation of department wide policy. 
2. Maintain membership in Professional Organizations as deemed appropriate.
3. Remain knowledgeable of best practices in the field of psychiatry and university counseling centers while staying abreast of the latest trends in the field.
4. Perform other work-related assignments as assigned and/or required.

Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

1. Commitment to understand and support Santa Clara University’s distinctive Jesuit tradition and educational vision and willingness to model institutional values of service to others, community, and diversity.
2. Commitment to understand, support, and model the values of a Jesuit, Catholic university as they relate to Counseling and Psychological Services.
3. Santa Clara University is committed to Inclusive Excellence, therefore, it is vital all candidates seeking employment be committed to and demonstrate skills, knowledge and awareness to serve the unique needs of our diverse campus community.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCUprovides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 
• Considerable time will be spent in office with patients and at a desk using a computer terminal. 
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
• Typical counseling center office environment.
• Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
• Offices with equipment noise.

Knowledge

1. Demonstrated ability to use technology in improving the delivery and evaluation of programs and services.
2. Demonstrated knowledge in the application of student development theories.
3. Demonstrated knowledge in addressing the needs of a diverse student population.

Skills

1. Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.
2. Demonstrated skills in the application of student development theories

Abilities

1. Ability to establish professional relationships; interact effectively with diverse constituencies; and 
maintain confidentiality when required. 
1. Ability to work well both individually and as a part of a team in a collegial, respectful, and professional manner.
2. Ability to work independently with a wide variety of student psychological needs.

Education and/or Experience

1. Medical degree from an accredited medical school program.
2. Completion of an accredited psychiatric residency program. 
3. Current California medical license.
4. Board eligibility or certification in psychiatry, preferred.
5. A minimum of three years of experience providing outpatient psychiatric care, preferred.
6. Experience providing outpatient psychiatric care in a college or university setting, preferred. 
7. Prior experience addressing the needs of a diverse student population, preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date: 08/11/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

The current end date for this position is 6/15/18, with the possibility of renewal for the next academic year. Fixed-term positions are contingent on continued availability of work and funding, and are at-will. Your at-will employment status means you or Santa Clara University (the “University”) may terminate your employment, with or without cause, and with or without notice.

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EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University

About Santa Clara University:

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

We are committed to leaving the world a better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset. Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theater arts to business analytics.

The Cowell Center, the university's student health and counseling center, offers a full range of medical and psychological services. Medical services include primary and specialty care, health promotion and disease prevention. Psychological Services include psychiatry, medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy.

The Cowell Center also offers Student Health Insurance for SCU students.

Company website: https://www.scu.edu/cowell/

Company address: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

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ABOUT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

About Santa Clara University:

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition.

We are committed to leaving the world a better place. We pursue new technology, encourage creativity, engage with our communities, and share an entrepreneurial mindset. Our goal is to help shape the next generation of leaders and global thinkers.

Santa Clara's undergraduate and graduate programs span areas ranging from psychology to sustainable-energy engineering and from theater arts to business analytics.

The Cowell Center, the university's student health and counseling center, offers a full range of medical and psychological services. Medical services include primary and specialty care, health promotion and disease prevention. Psychological Services include psychiatry, medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy.

The Cowell Center also offers Student Health Insurance for SCU students.

 
COMPENSATION

Salary Information: $4,255 semi-monthly; $8,510 monthly or approximately $76,590 for the 9 months

 
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