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University of Massachusetts Amherst Staff Psychiatrist (Multiple positions) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Staff Psychiatrist (Multiple positions)

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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 Assistant Director for Psychiatric Services, is responsible for evaluation and treatment of a wide range patients presenting to clinic; participates in preventative mental health programs as a consultant and leader of workshops. 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, Crisis/liaison services, including regular intervention with emergency situations and highly acute patient situations. 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 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 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

Salary Information

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume (and cover letter / optional). References will be checked at the finalist stage, please be prepared to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.

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 1 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Jun 30 2024 Eastern Daylight Time