Psychiatrist -- Physician - Specialty Services (Temporary, hourly) (5888)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Apr 17, 2021
Part Time Public Health

Job Description


The hourly rate will be between $114 - $130 per hour.


Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.


The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) provides limited psychiatric services for CSUEB students. Psychiatric services include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illness. Chronic psychiatric illness may require referral to community resources for more extensive follow-up and treatment. The psychiatrist is expected to obtain a detailed intake assessment, as well as to order appropriate laboratory tests and pharmaceutical agents as required to support diagnostic evaluations. In addition, the psychiatrist is expected to be knowledgeable about and able to refer patients to community resources and to other practitioners within the Student Health Services when appropriate.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the psychiatrist performs assigned psychiatric diagnostic treatment and psychotherapeutic activities within the scope of their license and board certification.

The psychiatrist works in a consultative and collaborative capacity with Clinicians of the Student Health and Counseling Services, which includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Counselors. There may be some collaboration with the Director of Counseling and Lead Physician, as part of a team effort to coordinate appropriate care.

This is a temporary, hourly (16 hours/week) non-benefited position through May 21, 2021, with the possibility of reappointment.


General Psychiatric Medicine

* Provide psychiatric consultations. Assess, diagnose and treat acute and chronic psychiatric disorders.
* Complete Psychiatric evaluations; detailed histories to include inquiry into family history, social history, functional/work history, habits/substance use. Ensure that other medical conditions and their treatment are considered in the evaluations.
* Ensure appropriate lab and other studies are ordered and results are checked and followed.
* Discuss diagnosis and treatment with the patient.
* Follow up with patients as appropriate.
* Recognize and make referrals for problems outside field of expertise when needed.
* Handles psychiatric emergencies and crises including patients who are unstable or may be dangerous to others or him/herself. Performs 5150¿s as needed.
* Serves students with a range of psychiatric conditions within scope of experience and practice. This includes but is not limited to evaluation and treatment of eating disorders, attention deficit disorder, and substance abuse.
* Records, completes, and charts patient medical records daily, including use of the
electronic medical record.

Non-clinical duties

* Participation/consultation on health education projects when appropriate.
* Serve as the SHCS liaison with Counseling and works collaboratively with Counseling to care for mutual patients.
* Preparation of records and reports.
* Researches topics and makes presentations; conducts trainings and seminars; and
consults with campus faculty and staff as requested.
* Seeks to develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant outside agencies or professionals in order to foster strategic aims of the SHCS and California State University, East Bay.

Administrative duties

* Participates in relevant SHCS or Counseling meetings, in-service trainings, AAAHC Accreditation, and health education projects.
* Proposes and prepares studies, records, and reports in support of SHCS quality control efforts.
* Participates in Division and campus events, meetings, and projects as requested.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or
abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.

* Working knowledge of software applications used at the Student Health Services and the ability to quickly learn new software programs and office tools/equipment required to perform essential functions.
* Ability to perform accurately and effectively in a detail-oriented environment.
* Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications
with students, staff, faculty and external agencies.
* Working knowledge or the ability to quickly learn, apply and conform to a variety of state, federal, CSU, and CSUEB regulations, laws, policies and procedures.
* Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate with patients, SHCS staff and the campus community are particularly important as both diagnosis and treatment are largely dependent upon these specific skills.
* Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.
* Familiarity with the scope of psychotropic medications available including knowledge of the indications, risks, limitations, dosing, side effects, drug interactions and follow up of each medication prescribed.
* Familiar with other treatment modalities such as therapy/counseling.
* Ability to provide accurate psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
* Ability to analyze emergency psychiatric situations and provide the necessary prompt
course of action.
* Ability to participate on medical staff committees as required.
* Ability to provide lead work direction to professional and ancillary personnel.
* Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate an assigned, on-going clinical program with
specific regard to mental health disorders.
* Ability to prepare comprehensive intake case histories.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends, when needed.
* Ability to travel and work at CSUEB satellite campuses (Concord & Oakland) when needed.


Knowledge and Abilities:
* Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the current principles and methods of general psychiatry, essential to the diagnosis and treatment of medical and/or mental health disorders.
* Understanding of available community resources and how to use them for referral or medical and/or mental health care treatment in the specialty beyond the scope of SHCS practice.
* General knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations as well as a thorough knowledge of medical association professional ethics and standards and patient privacy.
* Ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant to other health center or Counseling Services personnel.
* Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students and the entire university community (e.g. administrators, staff and faculty) within a diverse multicultural environment.

Experience, Education, License & Certification Requirements:

* Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or more residency programs and/or fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent in a specialty appropriate to the assigned specialty duties.
* Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in California.
* Current board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty or subspecialty appropriate for the assigned specialty duties.
* Possess and maintain a valid Drug Enforcement (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
* Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.

*Note: In accordance with Executive Order 943 a physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification, but must be board certified as soon as possible, but no later than two years after the date of hire.


* Three additional years of specialized training in the field of psychiatry.
* Minimum of one year of experience in the practice of psychiatry after completion of a psychiatry residency program.
* Certification as a Board Diplomate in the specialty of psychiatry.


In addition to the standard Cal State East Bay application, please submit a:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. List of three (3) or more professional references

Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

To apply on-line, please go to If you are a first time user, you must register, create a user ID and password, fill in your basic information, save and click on the position you are interested in, click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the online application.

This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic email reply regarding their application materials. In addition, all applicants who were not selected will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process. Please be patient as this process may take several weeks.


Satisfactory completion of a background check that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate.


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The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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