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Psychiatrist

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/14/2023
Full Time

13-Dec-2023

Psychiatrist

University Health Services

61721BR

Job Summary

Situated within Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a counseling and mental health support service which seeks to work collaboratively with students and the university to support individuals who are experiencing some measure of distress in their lives.  Harvard’s undergraduate and graduate/professional students come from diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, and lived experiences.  

This position opportunity for a Psychiatrist at CAMHS encompasses the following expectations:  

Provides diagnostic and psychiatric assessments and out-patient psychotherapy/psychopharmacology for patients with mental health issues (individual and crisis intervention).  Provides outreach and consultation with University administrators.  As needed, supervises and trains psychiatric residents and psychiatric nurse practitioners.  Provides training and consultation to the social workers and psychologists on staff as a member of a team within CAMHS.  Covers after hours on call as second call provider for the service, including weekends and holidays.  (On average, psychiatrists are on call 2 to 3 weekdays each month, 6-7 weekends per year, and holidays are rotated among psychiatrists).  Serves on HUHS/CAMHS committees at the request of the Chief of CAMHS.  

Applicants should be able to demonstrate competency, experience, and commitment to issues of diversity in the delivery of clinical services and in outreach/programming.  We are particularly interested in applicants with documented expertise in the care of marginalized persons, underrepresented communities, and individuals with a history of trauma.  

Position Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical:  

  • Psychopharmacology:  Provide psychopharmacological treatment/support for patients and prescribes psychotropic medications listed in the HUHS formulary.   
  • Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, and referral to the appropriate resources.  
  • Identifies and monitors high-risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan.  
  • Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals in acute distress.  
  • Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of CAMHS.  
  • As needed, supervises psychiatry residents and provides training to social work and psychology interns.  
  • Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.  
  • Covers after hours on call as second call provider for the service, including weekends and holidays.  (On average, psychiatrists are on call 2 to 3 weekdays each month, 6-7 weekends per year, and holidays are rotated among psychiatrists).  
  • Participates in multicultural initiatives, for example co-facilitating community conversations with different affinity groups.  
  • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. Promotes a sense of belonging for persons with diverse backgrounds.  

Administrative:  

  • Coordinates outpatient visits to ensure timely access to appropriate services.  
  • Maintains confidentiality and documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner.  
  • Responds to secure messages that are initiated by patients and other providers within HUHS.  

Community Outreach:  

  • As requested, provides education and outreach to the community both in Harvard College and within the larger University.  

Compliance: 

  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.  
  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.  
  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.  
  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.

Basic Qualifications

  • Board Certified in Adult or Child Psychiatry (or board-eligible, with expectation to be certified within two years or two consecutive board examination cycles) 
  • M.D. or D.O. and licensed to practice in Massachusetts  
  • DEA license, including Massachusetts DEA  

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Documented experience working with young adult patients either in college or other University programs 
  • Experience working with diverse populations 
  • Experience with telemedicine 
  • Strong theoretical understanding of multicultural issues in mental health 
  • Demonstrated work experience in the following areas preferred:  
  • Assessment/treatment of adolescents, adults, and children; eating disorders; awareness of issues pertaining to students from other cultures; student health issues; urgent care and crisis management; outreach and consultation in a university setting; treatment of clients with trauma history; treatment of patients with gender and sexuality concerns.  
  • Substantial experience and authoritative knowledge of clinical principles and practices 
  • Experience in clinical management, supervision, quality assurance, continuous improvement, utilization management, and understanding complex organizational, financial, and management issues 
  • Demonstrated skills in effective communication, negotiation, leadership, and teaching 
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality, cost-effective health care and research in a large multidisciplinary prepaid group practice 

Physical Requirements

All Harvard University Health Services staff and staff affiliates are considered Health Care Workers and as a condition of employment must provide documentation of the following:  

  • Letter of good health from your personal health care provider.  
  • TB skin test (within past 3 months) or, if known skin test positive, documentation of previous chest x-ray, information about any past treatment.  
  • Documentation of immunity (positive antibody titers) for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.  
  • Proof of appropriate past immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella. 
  •  Hepatitis B vaccine series – required for staff with possible exposure to blood or blood borne pathogens.  
  • A current Flu vaccine (this season) and Covid vaccines to include the Primary series and Bivalent Booster.  

The required medical documentation/medical clearances can often be obtained by contacting your Pediatrician, PCP, medical provider. Titers, TB Skin testing can be performed by appointment at Occupational Health facilities. 

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: https://hr.harvard.edu/corona-virus-workplace-policies
 
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Working Conditions

Additional Information

Please note:  

  • Harvard University requires a pre-employment reference and background screening.  
  • Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship. 
  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.  
     
Total Rewards: 
 
Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including: 
 
Paid Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 12.5 paid holidays plus winter recess, and 3 personal days awarded each calendar year. 
 
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans. 
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. 
 
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. 
 
Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs. https://huecu.org 
 
Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. 
 
Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. 
 
Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. 
Learn more: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards 

Job Function

Health Care

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

374290 Psychiatrist

Work Format

On-Site

Sub-Unit

------------

Salary Grade

090

Department

CAMHS

Union

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Part-time

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity

Schedule

20 hour schedule over two and half days with Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. required.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University Health Services is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all employees feel valued and have a sense of belonging. These principles are integral to our work and are at the core of who we are. We actively seek applicants with demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a working and learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. We welcome, respect, and embrace individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, abilities, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.