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
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
- Prescribe psychiatric medications to undergraduate students
- 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
- Lead weekly “psychiatric rounds” to review students being
- 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
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
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to
- 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
- Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or
outward away from body):Never
- Walking (to move entire body in erect
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary
- 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
- 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
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift,
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes,
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.
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.