Lead Psychiatrist

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0537P Working Title Lead Psychiatrist Department UHC Medical Services About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Information about CAPS and the University Health Center can be found at: http://www.uhs.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2020 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 04/03/2020 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit application, curriculum vitae, list of professional references, and three letters of recommendation.

This position will be open until filled; to ensure full consideration please apply by June 1, 2020. The prospective hire for the position will be subject to a background investigation per University System of Georgia policies. For more information, contact Sandy Albert, salbert@uhs.uga.edu

The University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, and maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details

Classification Title Medical Professional FLSA Faculty Rank Staff Physician Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications

Doctor of Medicine degree

Position Summary

The University of Georgia’s University Health Center seeks candidates for the position of Lead Psychiatrist in Counseling and Psychiatric Services ( CAPS ). This position is full-time, twelve month, and benefited. This position reports to the Senior Director of Medical Services.

The Lead Psychiatrist provides outpatient psychiatric services and supervises psychiatric staff which includes staff psychiatrists, behavioral health nurse practitioners and a clinic assistant. Provides operational guidance for psychiatric service delivery which is fully integrated with Counselling Services and co-located within the Counseling and Psychiatric Services ( CAPS ) department. The role provides specialty consultation to clinical staff throughout the University Health Center and coordinates the psychiatric contribution to a collaborative model of care with behavioral health care managers embedded within the primary care clinics. Oversees the implementation of policies that govern psychiatric services. Participates in the on-call and backup supervision of CAPS call structure. Assists the Medical Director with budget development and promotion decisions.
All licensed clinicians at the University Health Center are members of our Medical Staff whose role is to ensure that care is evidence based and of the highest quality. The membership serves as exemplars of our student-centered service excellence culture. The Lead Psychiatrist serves on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.

Additional administrative duties include participation as a member of Medical Services Executive Committee ( MSEC ) which informs the operational decision-making of the Senior Director of Medical Services and participation in CAPS Leadership Team to develop and ensure implementation of policies related to CAPS services pertinent to the relationship between psychiatric and counselling care delivery and quality.

The Lead Psychiatrist participates as needed within the campus community on projects or committees that pertain to mental health and well- being.

The Health Center is a large multi-specialty ambulatory care organization that is accredited by the Joint Commission with Ambulatory Care and Primary Care Medical Home designation. Our service delivery is informed by an integrated wellness, behavioral, primary and specialty health care ideology.

Additional Requirements

• MD or DO degree is required
• Completion of an accredited psychiatric residency
• Board certified or board eligible in psychiatry
• Physician licensure in the State of Georgia by date of hire.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

One year of clinical experience in a university counseling or mental health setting. One year of experience as a consulting psychiatrist in a Collaborative Care Model or similar. One year of experience with crisis intervention. Completion of an accredited child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. History of supervision of Psychiatric NP’s and working in consultation with counseling staff in an integrated (Counseling and Psychiatric Services) model within an overarching Ambulatory Care Medical Model. Supervision of other Psychiatrists.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Possesses strong interpersonal skills and collaborative skills that co-align with strong leadership and managerial skills. Familiarity with accreditation ( APA, IACS, and or JCAHO ) requirements and standards for site visit review. Demonstrated skill with a multi-cultural approach to mental health care and wellness. Possesses a brief and focused therapeutic orientation (cognitive-behavioral, insight oriented or developmentally based). Strong outpatient alcohol and drug evaluation and treatment skills. Familiarity with crisis intervention.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Provision of primary (mental health outreach), secondary, and tertiary psychiatric services to eligible members of the UGA community within the CAPS scope of service. Performs initial psychiatric evaluations (routine, urgent, and crisis) based on the referring problem. Evaluations focus on arriving at a preliminary diagnosis, an integrated treatment plan, or appropriate referral. Provide consultation within the legal boundaries of release-of-information.

Percentage Of Time 60 Duties/Responsibilities

Oversee the management of Psychiatric Services. Management and provision of supervision. Support Leadership Team in the overall management and administration of CAPS services. Maintain appropriate policies for psychiatry; as a member of the Leadership Team, participate in policy development for CAPS . Consistent with UHC & CAPS Policy & Procedure manuals, develop idiosyncratic treatment plan based on an investigation of empirically supported treatment options, make appropriate referrals, and accurately document treatment provided. Provide clinical supervision. Be an active, respectful, and engaged member of CAPS & UHC teams and work groups. Actively seek to improve services to eligible members of the UGA community. Participate in PI projects.

Percentage Of Time 35 Duties/Responsibilities

Attend staff and other assigned clinical meetings/committees. Maintain professional licensure. Support development of CAPS & UHC staff. Other duties as required.

Percentage Of Time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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