Ongoing Recruitment Position: Psychiatrist

This is an ongoing recruitment position based on staffing needs. Position will remain posted and applications reviewed on a continuous basis.

As a national collegiate leader, the University Health Services, Tang Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics.  Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community.

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Psychiatrist, Per Diem (6003C) #22775

Responsibilities
I. Direct Patient Care
The Per Diem Psychiatrist provides direct patient service including new patient evaluation (emergent, urgent and routine), follow up care and case management as required, consultation, etc. This includes the following:
• Initial intake evaluation for patients referred to psychiatry. This includes an appropriate history, current medications, allergies, pertinent medical and psychiatric history and an appropriate mental status and physical examination.
• Formulation of an appropriate initial mental health diagnosis, disposition and treatment plan. This includes: ordering and interpreting diagnostic test(s) as appropriate, recommending therapeutic treatment modalities (including medications), providing appropriate patient instruction and or referrals. Prior medical and/or mental health records from outside providers will be requested as appropriate.
• Collaboration with all members of the medical and mental health care team
• Monitor changes in clients mental illness, status, condition, or medication side effects
• Consult with colleagues when appropriate.

II. Clinical Consultation
The incumbent provides high quality psychiatry consultation regarding patient assessment and management for staff members in Clinical Services (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants); Counseling and Psychological Services (including post docs, interns and other trainees); Social Services and other UHS staff as needed.

This may include identification and implementation of case management strategies, situation assessment and management (e.g. aberrant behavior), etc. Facilitation of care and appropriate disposition is emphasized.

III. Management of Challenging Cases
The incumbent provides consultation and assistance to assure appropriate management of complex cases. This may include assuming overall management of challenging clinical cases, complex family relationships or academic issues, aberrant behavior or suicide prevention and response.

Read the full job description and apply online (search by job number on the Berkeley Jobs website).