Staff Psychiatrist
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Job no: 515061
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Ctr Counseling & Psych Health
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
Categories: Health & Medical Services

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director for Psychiatric Services, the Staff Psychiatrist is responsible for evaluation and treatment of a wide range of patients presenting to clinic and participates in preventative mental health programs as a consultant and leader of workshops. The position provides specialized services a a psychiatrist with evaluations and care of patients relevant to medications and medical illness; decisions concerning hospitalizations and monitoring therein; decisions concerning medical withdrawals and readmissions; and crisis/liaison services, including regular intervention with emergency situations and highly acute patient situations. The position supervises advanced practice psychiatric clinical nurse specialists.

Essential Functions

  • General psychiatric responsibilities and interventions including:
  • Medication evaluation and follow-up.
  • Evaluations for hospitalizations on and off campus.
  • Supervision of advanced practice psychiatric clinical nurse specialists.
  • Evaluations for medical withdrawals and readmission to campus.
  • Evaluation and treatment with clients having complex medical issues and differential diagnosis, including consultations with other UHS physicians and staff.
  • On-call coverage for stints of 24-120/hour including holidays and weekends.
  • General range of other clinical responsibilities - evaluations, crisis interventions, brief psychotherapies oaf individuals and families
  • Functional supervision to interns and all others around specialized psychiatric knowledge and other areas of supervision, such as family therapy.
  • Provides community consultations and workshops.
  • Prepares timely documentation of all activities as required.
  • Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating multicultural environment.
  • Other Functions

    • Performs other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

    • MD degree and at least three (3) years residency training in psychiatry, including skills specifically relevant to this setting.
    • Board certification or eligibility in psychiatry (certification required within three (3) years of hiring).
    • Medical license in state of Massachusetts, of if out of state, license eligibility with license required by start date
    • Registration with DEA.
    • Must be credentialed at a local hospital, or become credentialed within six months of hire.

    Physical Demands/Working Conditions

    • Typical office environment

    Additional Details

    • Functions independently within broad scope of departmental and institutional policies and goals; refers exceptions to Associate Director (clinical issues) and Director (administrative concerns, reviews and revisions of responsibilities).

    Work Schedule

    • Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
    • On-call responsibility requires after hours' time.
    • This is a 43-week position.

    Salary Information

    Salary commensurate with skills and experience

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of three (3) professional references. The position will remain open until filled.

    We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best talent on our team to meet the need of our diverse campus community which we serve. Multilingual, multicultural, and multiracial applicants encouraged to apply.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: Jul 13 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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