- Defines and documents patients' clinical problems and reaches
proper diagnoses; plans and executes therapy in a timely manner;
keeps records of care; provides consultation and teaching to
residents. 2. Performs evaluations, crisis intervention,
individual, group, family therapy and/or medication management as
needed to meet the needs of client population and the clinic. 3.
Utilizes a range of clinical interventions appropriate to the
population while maintaining high levels of client satisfaction. 4.
Participates in hospital coverage, including: rounds; weekday and
weekend on-call rotations. 5. Acts as liaison to University
Community and works directly with residential colleges and may work
with Deans, masters and other staff on student issues.
Required Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited medical school and accredited
residency program. Demonstrated clinical skills.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and
Mental Health and Counseling (MHC) at Yale Health supports
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing
individual and group psychotherapy as well as psychiatry services
to a diverse, talented and passionate student body of over 13,000
individuals. MHC employs over 30 clinicians consisting of LCSWs,
psychologists and psychiatrists and also provides high quality
training to psychiatry residents, psychology post-docs and post-MSW
fellows. MHC is a vibrant and energetic environment that values
collaboration and initiative and is looking for candidates who want
to be an integral part of the Yale Health community. MHC is part of
Yale Health, which is a multidisciplinary health maintenance
organization located on the campus of Yale University.
As a Psychiatrist in the Department of Mental Health &
Counseling at Yale Health Center, provide seamless, coordinated,
compassionate patient-centered care to a culturally diverse student
population. Adheres to the American Psychiatric Association Code of
Ethical Conduct. Reports to the Director of Mental Health &
Successful candidates will be dedicated professionals who are
stimulated by the idea of working with a unique and diverse patient
population, including Yale students, faculty and staff as well as
their families. Yale Health is an open and accepting medical home
providing culturally sensitive, patient-centered care to all
members. We are especially interested in candidates who can
contribute, through their education and experience, to the
diversity and excellence of the Yale community. Yale Health is
accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.
Additional duties include:
Assess, define and document patients' clinical problems and
provide appropriate diagnoses. Plan and execute therapy in a timely
manner. Keep legible, cogent records of care. Treatment includes
individual psychotherapy, group therapy and couples therapy as well
as psychopharmacology. Provide consultation and teaching to
Provide crisis intervention and participate in weekday,
after-hours on-call rotation, including weekends and holiday/recess
Provide psychopharmacology evaluations and prescribe medication
as appropriate. Responsible for overseeing psychopharmacology
treatment of their designated patients.
Liaison to University Community and direct work with residential
colleges. May work with deans, masters and other Yale staff on
student issues. Participate in training as needed.
Work to build and provide care not only for their individual
patients, but be readily available as clinical backup for other
Maintain patient charts and reports.
Flexibility in adjusting appointment schedules to meet changing
clinical demands and a willingness to consider the needs of the
department and other physicians when scheduling time off.
Cooperative and supportive of multi-disciplinary staff.
Willingness to see walk-in and call-in patients when asked by
Undertake teaching activities with psychiatry residents and
post- doctoral fellows.
Regularly attend and participate in department meetings and
Meet regularly with Department Chief and Manager.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in treatment of adolescent or college students.
Working in a college mental health service.
The intent of this job description is to provide a
representative summary of the essential functions that will be
required of the position and should not be construed as a
declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the
particular position. Employees will be assigned specific
job-related duties through their hiring departments.
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individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as
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on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or
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