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Counseling Service Psychiatrist/Part-Time, Academic Year (#674)

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The Mount Holyoke College Counseling Service seeks a Massachusetts licensed physician with Board certification or eligibility in psychiatry to join our Counseling Service team.

General Summary of Position​: The Counseling Service psychiatrist is responsible for psychiatric assessment/evaluation and medication management for MHC students. In addition, the psychiatrist provides clinical consultation to the Counseling Service staff and the MHC community, plays an active role in team meetings and departmental goal setting, assists with training of staff, conducts campus-wide psychoeducation and outreach, and performs other duties as assigned by the Counseling Service Director. The position is a part-time (20 hours per week), academic year position that runs from September 1st through May 31st.  There may be on-call duties during the academic year and from June 1st through August 31st.

Please Note:  This position is a one-year position with possiblity of position becoming permanent.



Duties and Responsibilities:

● Psychiatric assessment/evaluation of students

● Psychotropic medication prescription and monitoring

● Psychiatric hospitalization - both voluntary and involuntary

● Staff training

● Consultation to the Counseling Service staff and the MHC community

● Consultation with off campus providers, first responders and hospital personnel

● Legally sound documentation of all treatment and consultation

● Psychoeducation/Outreach to the MHC community

● Provision of On-call services for the MHC community

● Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Counseling Service

Minimum Qualifications​: Education/Experience​: Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree, licensure in Massachusetts or if out of state, license eligibility with license required by start date, experience working with a college age population, Board certification or eligibility in psychiatry (certification required within 3 years of hiring), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certification and Massachusetts controlled substance registration.

Skills​: Outstanding clinical assessment skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team, understanding of and adherence to state law and ethical guidelines, commitment to cultural humility and to the needs of Mount Holyoke College’s diverse community.

Supervision:General supervision provided by Counseling Service Director. Consultation/supervision provided by current college psychiatrist.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.