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Psychiatrist

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 11, 2023

Position Summary

The University of Georgia’s University Health Center seeks candidates for the position of Psychiatrist. This position is full-time, twelve-month, benefited position that is non-tenured faculty status. CAPS Psychiatrists provide age appropriate, time limited, crisis intervention as well as acute, chronic and preventive psychiatric care to students and eligible members of the University community. This position will provide initial evaluation for psychopharmacological interventions based on the presenting concern, clinical interview, subjective questionnaires, and consultation with counseling staff. The Psychiatrist will synthesize objective and subjective data to formulate a conceptualization of the client’s diagnoses, primary problem, and basic plan for medication management or other recommended intervention. This position also supports the collaborative care model through a consultative relationship with primary care providers through embedded Behavioral Care Managers as part of an integrated model with medical services. The position will provide clinical supervision for psychiatric nurse practitioners, behavioral care managers and counselling staff, including co-signing (assess care and decision making, ensure adequate documentation, and offer feedback where appropriate) entries in medical records for NP/PA staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1708P

Working Title

Psychiatrist

Department

UHC-Psychiatry

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

10/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

08/11/2023

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Medical Professional

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Staff Physician

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

MD or DO Degree, completion of accredited psychiatric residency, BC/BE in psychiatry, and physician licensure in the state of Georgia by date of hire.

Additional Requirements
  • Three or more years’ experience in the evaluation and treatment of individuals whose age and psychological development are similar to traditional and non-traditional college students.
  • One year of clinical experience in a university counseling or mental health setting, and/or one year of experience as a consulting psychiatrist in a Collaborative Care Model or similar.
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry.
  • CPR / AED certification required within first year of employment.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Familiarity and skill with brief assessment and crisis intervention.
  • One year or more of supervisory experience.
  • Completion of an accredited child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment.
  • Training and skills in providing telehealth services.
  • Familiarity with accreditation (JC, APA, and/or IACS ) requirements and standards for site visit review.
  • Background working in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Background working with a college or university population; good consultation skills related to a medical ambulatory care facility.
  • Familiarity with AOD, ED, or ADD / ADHD .
  • Skill or interest in mental health outreach programming.
  • Familiarity working with an electronic health care system such as PnC.
  • Background working in a setting involved in the training and supervision of counseling and psychotherapy to students in training or post-graduate professionals.
  • Familiarity with patient and student privacy laws and regulations including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ( HIPAA ) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy ( FERPA ).
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

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.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Patient Care:
• Provide primary (mental health outreach), secondary, and tertiary services to eligible members of the UGA community within an ambulatory scope of service.
• Provide initial evaluation for psychopharmacological interventions based on the presenting concern, clinical interview, subjective questionnaires, and consultation with counseling staff.
• Synthesize objective and subjective data to formulate a conceptualization of the client’s diagnoses, primary problem, and basic plan for medication management or other recommended intervention.
• Make internal and external referrals as indicated following practice guidelines and general scope of service.
• Use policies and procedures for tracking to ensure referrals are successful.
• Establish collaborative working relationships with clients that involve both the initiation and progression of an individualized treatment plan.
• Follow professional and organizational standards to document in the electronic health record.
• Develop individualized treatment plans based on an investigation of empirically supported treatment options, make appropriate referrals, and accurately document treatment provided.

Percentage Of Time

70

Duties/Responsibilities

Leadership:
• Provide clinical supervision for psychiatric nurse practitioners, behavioral care managers and counselling staff, including co-signing (assess care and decision making, ensure adequate documentation, and offer feedback where appropriate) entries in medical records for NP/PA staff.
• Work collegially with primary care staff and support the collaborative care model through a consultative relationship with primary care providers through embedded Behavioral Care Managers as part of an integrated model with medical services.
• Other opportunities for growth and leadership exist as desired.

Percentage Of Time

20

Duties/Responsibilities

Administrative Tasks and Meetings:
• 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. Attend staff and other assigned meetings/committees.
• Support development of CAPS & UHC staff.
• Maintain professional licensure.
• Other duties as required.

Percentage Of Time

10

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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