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Psychiatric Consultant

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Health Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Haverford College seeks to hire a part time (16 hours per week), 32 week, non-exempt Psychiatric Consultant.

The responsibilities for the position include providing psychiatric evaluations to undergraduate students, follow up consultation and medical review; prescribing psychiatric medications; collaborating with therapists at the Counseling Center; making referrals to community mental health providers for students requiring long-term or specialized psychiatric care; and communicating with campus partners as needed. There is no call required.

The position entails 512 hours of commitment during the academic year. This includes mandatory weekly Monday meeting with CAPS staff. The psychiatrist reports to the Director of CAPS. CAPS is not directly affiliated with or embedded within the student health services and thus keeps separate confidential documentation of sessions. The primary collaboration is with staff psychologists and psychology postdoctoral fellows and externs. Additionally, the psychiatrist collaborates closely with health services coordinating laboratory draws, medication records and pick-up, eating disorders treatment, and addiction treatment. The psychiatrist is invited to weekly case discussions of students, a reading group, and conversations about the larger college community. The psychiatrist is expected to contribute and provide feedback in these formats, but not asked to serve in a direct supervisory role of trainees or psychologists.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

Majority Primary Function:

  • Providing initial psychiatric consultation, medical review and evaluation to undergraduate students.
  • Providing follow up consultations and reviews to undergraduate students.
  • Prescribe psychiatric medications to undergraduate students when warranted.
  • Collaborate with senior staff therapists and psychological trainees in CAPS about undergraduate students.
  • Collaborate with health services in order to monitor and coordinate laboratory draws, medication records and pick up, eating disorder and addiction treatments.
  • Make referrals to community mental health providers for students requiring long-term or specialized psychiatric care and communicate with campus partners as needed.
  • Attend weekly reading group and case discussion of students along with full CAPS staff, Psychiatrist is expected to contribute as a consultant and provide feedback in these formats, but not asked to serve in a direct supervisory role of trainees or psychologists.
  • Lead weekly “psychiatric rounds” to review students being seen.
  • Maintain separate confidential documentation of sessions.

Other Essential Responsibilities:

  • They will be open to ideas of psychological complexity and appreciative of different views of the “good life”.
  • They will enjoy working as part of a team and possess good communication skills, including charting and correspondence.

Line of Report: Dual report to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services.

Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Psychiatrist will be licensed in Pennsylvania as either an M.D. or D.O. and ideally have experience providing services to a young adult population.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):

    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Never
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Never
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction:Never
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction):Never
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body):Never
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body):Never
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Never
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position):Never
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees):Six to eight hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees):Never
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground):Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary):Never
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.):Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures):Never

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Special Requirements: Covid-19 Vaccination:All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

To Apply ; Interested applicants should complete an application to include a single Word document or pdf containing a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting . The application deadline is August 8, 2021. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.

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