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University of Massachusetts Amherst Lead Psychiatrist in Amherst, Massachusetts

Lead Psychiatrist

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Ctr Counseling & Psych Health

Union:Non-Unit Exempt

Categories: Counseling/Health/Wellness

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 Director, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH), the Lead Psychiatrist provides leadership in psychiatric services at CCPH as well as direct services to a wide variety of patients.

Essential Functions

  • Provides general psychiatric responsibilities and interventions such as medication evaluation and follow-up and evaluations for hospitalizations on and off campus.

  • Supervises advanced practice psychiatric clinical nurse specialists.

  • Evaluates medical withdrawals and readmission to campus.

  • Evaluates and treats clients having complex medical issues and differential diagnosis, including consultations with other UHS physicians and staff.

  • Provides on-call coverage for stints of 24 – 120 hours including holidays and weekends.

  • Supervises CCPH Prescribing staff.

  • Performs general range of clinical responsibilities such as evaluations, crisis interventions, and brief psychotherapies of individuals, couples and families.

  • Supervises interns and all others related to specialized psychiatric knowledge.

  • Member of Administrative/Leadership team of CCPH . Provides ongoing consultation to the Director around clinic operations.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

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

  • M . D . Degree and 3 years residency training in psychiatry, including skills specifically relevant to this setting.       

  • Board certification or eligibility in psychiatry (certification required within 3 years of hiring).

  • Medical license in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Registration with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.)

  • On-call responsibility is required after hours’ time.

    Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

  • Schedule is flexible and may fluctuate based on business needs.

    Salary Information

    Salary is commensurate with skill and experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best talent on our team to meet the needs of our diverse campus community in which we serve. Multilingual, multicultural and multiracial applicants encouraged to apply. Please complete online application, submit a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to provide three written letters of recommendation.

    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: Feb 12 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: May 14 2024 Eastern Daylight Time