Student Health Staff Psychiatrist 

University of Southern California,

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Last Posted:

Fri, Oct 6th, '17


Applications are being received on a rolling basis; the position will remain open until filled.

Start Date:

To be determined

Last Updated:

Fri, Oct 6th, '17


Seeking a full-time board-eligible Adult Psychiatrist for the Division of Student Health, Department of Psychiatry to care for the student body population at USC. 

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions:

80-85% direct patient care: 

·      Provide direct outpatient patient care including collaborative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders for USC students.

·      Facilitation of higher level of care referrals and hospitalizations when needed.  

·      Support medication treatment with brief supportive therapy and motivational interviewing when indicated, with the provider’s role and expertise primarily relating to the biological treatment of the student.  

·      Covers on-call emergencies, as assigned. 

15-20% administrative duties: 

·      Attend weekly multidisciplinary staff meetings. 

·      Provide professional consultation to Student Affairs, academic, professional and department advisors, and to staff of other campus departments on mental health issues and emergencies. 

·      Collaborate and consult with counseling providers (especially with high-risk students) and with primary care medical providers who may also provide psychiatric medication management to students.   

·      Attend and contribute to monthly departmental meetings, fostering educational objectives and a consultative collegial environment.  

·      Participate in yearly peer review, quality improvement activities and other unit, departmental, and division teams and committees.  

·      Provide teaching and supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns and USC medical students.


·      An advanced practice clinician possessing well-developed clinical and psychopharmacological skills and the willingness to support the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines for student health patients.  

·      Effectively works in a highly diverse and multicultural student population and LGBTQ affirmative environment.

·      Interest and skill in an integrated approach to care. 

·      Must be State of California Licensed Physician and a board certified (preferred) or board eligible psychiatrist.


Competitive with excellent benefits. This is a faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.