Advertised Summary Job Description: The Director of the Mental Health Service (MHS) is responsible for effectively developing, administering, coordinating, and evaluating mental health services provided for Columbia University Medical Center students. The incumbent is also responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and outreach activities on the prevention, recognition and treatment of psychological and behavioral problems. The Director collaborates with staff from the Student Health Service, and other key stakeholders within Columbia University Medical Center.
General Minimum Qualifications: MD/DO and completion of an American Psychiatric Association approved residency in Psychiatry. Candidates with a PhD or PsyD in Psychology or related field from an American Psychological Association approved doctoral program and completion of APA-approved clinical internship will also be considered. Candidates must be Board certified or Board Eligible and licensed to practice in New York State.
A minimum of three years of clinical experience is required
Demonstrated competence in crisis intervention, assessing need for psychiatric hospitalization, handling psychiatric emergencies, and coordinating referral for inpatient care is required.
Demonstrated excellence in using an evidence-based approach to psycho-diagnosis and treatment, including mastery of DSM-V nomenclature, and in understanding best practices in diagnostic evaluations and time-limited psychotherapy is required.
Demonstrated competence in the development of policies and standards governing organizational operations.
Demonstrated familiarity with practice parameters and treatment design.
Demonstrated competency in the integration of psychiatric treatment with other medical consultants
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Five years of clinical experience
Experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, or the functional equivalent
Progressive management experience
Prior experience working in a university mental health service or a comparable healthcare system
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.