The Director of the Counseling Service is responsible for effectively developing, administering, coordinating, and evaluating clinical mental health services provided for Columbia University Irving 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 within the Student Health Service, and other key stakeholders throughout Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Plan, direct, and implement the delivery of psychological and psychiatric services for students in support of academic success and retention
Provide direct patient care in an interpersonally and culturally sensitive manner
Document care in the electronic health record as prescribed by law and in accordance with best practices
Participate in continuous quality improvement activities
Develop, create, and maintain policies and procedures
Manage the provision of after-hours care and provide back up for the after-hours emergency on-call service
Provide relevant, up-to-date information about mental health, psychiatric and social service resources both on and off campus, and refer students as needed
Effectively supervise a staff of mental health professionals
Consult with campus partners regarding students of concern and general mental health related issues
Assist in the development and administration of the Counseling Service budget
Maintain a faculty appointment and participate in the teaching program at the medical center
MD/DO and completion of an American Psychiatric Association approved residency in Psychiatry or a PhD or PsyD in Psychology or related field from an American Psychological Association approved doctoral program and completion of APA-approved clinical internship.Physician candidates must be Board certified or Board Eligible and licensed to practice in New York State.
A minimum of five 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 behavioral health with other medical specialities.
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
Prior experience with and/or additional training in the psychological care of late adolescents and young adults with the following subspecialties: eating disorders, DBT, group therapy, campus outreach, multicultural psychology and substance abuse.
Provision of short-term dynamic models of treatment.
Membership in and affiliation with national organizations with a focus on developmental issues for young adults.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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