This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the leading unit within the UC San Diego Health cluster of Student Health and Wellbeing, delivering campus-based mental health services to 33,000 registered UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. CAPS multicultural, multidisciplinary, and student-centered staff strives to deliver community based, culturally proficient counseling services, outreach programming, consultation, research, and training opportunities.
CAPS services support the academic mission of the University aimed at student success and retention and works toward the maintenance of an inclusive and healthy living and learning environment for individuals to flourish as they pursue their academic and career goals. CAPS is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services and the Post-doctoral Program is APPIC affiliated. CAPS is fully committed to self-examination, peer review, and quality control through the utilization of data, outcome, and client experience measurements.
The Psychiatrist performs a wide range of general psychiatric tasks with a culturally diverse college population of undergraduate and graduate student clients. These include: conducting psychiatric evaluations, prescribing and managing psychotropic medications, and making recommendations on an outpatient basis; intervening in cases of psychiatric emergency: facilitating hospitalization as needed; referring to on and off campus resources for follow-up care; initiating medication treatment and providing follow-up care; providing brief counseling and education about psychiatric treatment and providing consultation and training to CAPS, Student Health Services (SHS) and other university staff.
Please note: This position will be covered by the Physicians, Dentists and Podiatrists — DX union.
A current, unrestricted, state of CA MD license.
Current valid Federal Controlled Substance registration certificate.
Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology to practice Medicine/Psychiatry in the State of California as by evidence of a current valid certification/license.
Proven skill to interview, perform psychological tests, assess interests and aptitudes, perform psycho diagnoses, and plan and implement a variety of case dispositions.
Ability to develop and implement outreach programs and provide consultation and educative services.
Knowledge of the current laws, procedures and ethical principles that govern the practice of psychiatry.
Knowledge of psychodiagnostic procedures and techniques, including developmental and abnormal psychology.
Academic and experiential knowledge of psychiatric/psychological science, including psychotherapeutic processes and procedures.
Demonstrated experience and ability in prescribing and monitoring controlled substance medications.
Ability to work with a diverse population and traditionally underrepresented student groups.
Must successfully complete credentialing and re-credentialing every two (2) years to receive and maintain practicing privileges.
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