Situated within Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), Harvard's Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is a counseling and mental health support service which seeks to work collaboratively with students and the university to support individuals who are experiencing some measure of distress in their lives.
Harvard's undergraduate and graduate/professional students come from diverse backgrounds, races, ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, and lived experiences.
This position opportunity for a Psychiatrist at CAMHS encompasses the following expectations: Provides diagnostic and psychiatric assessments and out-patient psychotherapy/psychopharmacology for patients with mental health issues (individual and crisis intervention). Participates in weekday and weekend urgent care and after-hours on-call urgent care coverage. Provides outreach and consultation with University administrators. As needed, supervises and trains psychiatric residents and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Provides training and consultation to the social workers and psychologists on staff as a member of a team within CAMHS. Provides after-hours phone consultations to CAMHS patients as well as non-student patients who are served in the Behavioral Health department of Harvard University Health Services (e.g., Harvard faculty and staff). Serves on HUHS/CAMHS committees at the request of the Chief of CAMHS.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate competency, experience, and commitment to issues of diversity in the delivery of clinical services and in outreach/programming. We are particularly interested in applicants with documented expertise in the care of marginalized persons, underrepresented communities, and individuals with a history of trauma.
Psychopharmacology: Provide psychopharmacological treatment/support for patients and prescribes psychotropic medications listed in the HUHS formulary.
Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation, and referral to the appropriate resources.
Identifies and monitors high-risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan.
Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals in acute distress.
Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of CAMHS.
As needed, supervises psychiatry residents and provides training to social work and psychology interns.
Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team.
Participates in weekday and weekend urgent care and after-hours on-call services, by phone.
Participates in multicultural initiatives, for example co-facilitating community conversations with different affinity groups.
Demonstrates commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. Promotes a sense of belonging for persons with diverse backgrounds.
Coordinates outpatient visits to ensure timely access to appropriate services.
Maintains confidentiality and documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner.
Responds to secure messages that are initiated by patients and other providers within HUHS.
As requested, provides education and outreach to the community both in Harvard College and within the larger University.
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Board Certified in Adult or Child Psychiatry (or board-eligible, with expectation to be certified within two years or two consecutive board examination cycles
M.D. or D.O. and licensed to practice in Massachusetts
DEA license, including Massachusetts DEA
Documented experience working with young adult patients either in college or other University programs.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Experience with telemedicine.
Strong theoretical understanding of multicultural issues in mental health.
Demonstrated work experience in the following areas preferred:
Assessment/treatment of adolescents, adults, and children; eating disorders; awareness of issues pertaining to students from other cultures; student health issues; urgent care and crisis management; outreach and consultation in a university setting; treatment of clients with trauma history; treatment of patients with gender and sexuality concerns.
Substantial experience and authoritative knowledge of clinical principles and practices.
Experience in clinical management, supervision, quality assurance, continuous improvement, utilization management, and understanding complex organizational, financial, and management issues.
Demonstrated skills in effective communication, negotiation, leadership, and teaching.
Demonstrated commitment to high quality, cost-effective health care and research in a large multidisciplinary prepaid group practice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52782BR
About Harvard University Health Services
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.