Job Requisition Number: 22775. As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley’s University Health Services (UHS) 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. UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. 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. Learn more at http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) supports the emotional, psychological, educational, social and cultural development of all UC Berkeley students through a wide range of multiculturally based counseling, psychiatric, career, consultation, training and educational services.
Grounded in a biopsychosocial approach to behavioral medicine, Psychiatrists provide students with comprehensive psychiatric assessment, evidence-based medical treatments, and ongoing management of a wide- variety of acute and chronic mental health conditions. In addition to providing direct clinical care to students, we collaborate closely with the clinicians at UHS and in the local community to provide psychiatric consultation, coordination of care, and continuity of care referrals when appropriate.
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.
IV. Additional Responsibilities:
A. Review Requests for Medical Records
B. Maintain professional standards of documentation. Presenting problem, history, examination, clinical recommendations and other patient contacts will be documented in the psychiatric record. •Written chart notes are succinct, legible, accurate and completed in a timely fashion. •Informed consent is obtained and documented where applicable. •Medication allergies and side effects are documented appropriately. •Initial intake, closing summaries, referral forms, and other required documentation are completed appropriately.
C. Organizational Responsibilities •Demonstrate a positive and constructive attitude that facilitates the goals and mission of UHS •Adhere to principals of quality, and client oriented standards. •Demonstrate professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with clients and staff regardless of cultural, racial/ethnic background, sexual or gender orientation. •Refer administrative inquires, client complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors. •Maintain knowledge of client rights and responsibilities, and established rules of confidentiality and patient privacy. •Maintain psychiatric and medical record confidentiality. •Maintains an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental context of health, including mental health on the college campus. •Implements University and UHS policies and procedures. •Work collaboratively with UHS staff following a team approach. •Serve on committees as assigned.
D. Work Standards •Remain organized and able to prioritize workload. •Assure timely patient care and keep pace within appointment system. •Contributes to productivity of unit by demonstrating an ability to work efficiently. •Maintain good communication and coordination with staff. •Maintain a professional demeanor even when under pressure or difficult situations are encountered. •Demonstrate respect for co-workers by keeping a reasonably clean and well-organized work area. •Demonstrate flexibility in work schedules which may include rotation to other clinical areas as needed
E. Professional Responsibilities •Maintain current and unrestricted medical license. (Provide documentation to UHS) •Maintain Board Certification (Provide documentation to UHS) •Fulfill or exceed continuing medical education requirements to maintain licensureEducation/Training: •Active, unrestricted California Medical License •Successful completion of Psychiatry Residency at an ACGME accredited program •Current board certification or board exam eligibility in Psychiatry •Significant clinical experience in outpatient Psychiatry •Strong professional references
Knowledge and Skills: •Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of Psychiatrist Per Diem duties. •Expert clinical skills. •Must be able to communicate with both patients and clinical staff members. •Must have effective diagnostic and decision making skills in area of specialty/expertise. •Must be able to work in a collaborative manner. •Must be able to diagnose patient condition and make associated treatment recommendations. •Must be able to influence others. •Requires knowledge of electronic/medical records systems. •Must be computer literate. Questions? Contact Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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