Psychiatrist (Physician - Specialty Services) (63087)

  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Public Health

Job Description

Type of Appointment: Part-Time, Probationary
Collective Bargaining Unit: Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD) - Unit 1

Classification Salary Range: $12,819 - $24,950 per month
Anticipated hiring range: $12,819 - $16,863 per month

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*May include some weekends and evenings to address university community needs.

This position is Open Until Filled
Initial Review Date: March 25, 2021


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), is one component of the Student Health and Wellbeing Cluster within the Division of Student Affairs. This cluster stresses the University's commitment to preventative and holistic approaches to wellbeing in support of students and the institution's mission and strategic plan. In addition to CAPS, this cluster includes Student Health and Wellness Services (SHW), the Disability Resource Center (DRC), Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS) and the Integrated Care Network (INC). As a part of the cluster of Student Health and Wellbeing, CAPS mission is to advance the academic and personal success of Cal Poly Pomona students by promoting community wellness, removing psychological barriers, facilitating self-awareness, and cultivating personal strengths through providing culturally relevant mental health services.


- Performs medical/psychiatric evaluations and provides care for students with psychiatric disorders. Interview and consult on urgent cases when requested to do so by Student Health and Wellness or Counseling and Psychological Services staff. Assist in the disposition of patient care cases. Prescribes and monitors psychotropic medications, advising patients of potential benefits and side effects and providing instruction on drug administration and actions to take in the event of side effects. Orders lab tests as appropriate. Supplies ongoing treatment and follow-up as appropriate. Offers consultation to Student Health and Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services providers on management of uncomplicated psychiatric disorders. Provides presentations to Student Health and Wellbeing Cluster on psychitaric disorders as needed.

- Collaborates directly with Student Health and Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services for an interdisciplinary approach to mental health cases. Assures appropriate management of psychiatric cases, which may include assuming overall management of challenging clinical cases.

- Responsible for assuring continuous and ongoing quality, accessibility and safety of psychiatric services to the students.
- Maintains professional standards of documentation by utilizing the electronic medical record. Note records need to be consistent with state laws and ethical standards. Notes must be succinct, legible and accurate and completed in a timely fashion. Informed consent is obtained and documented where applicable. Medication allergies and side effects are documented appropriately. Initial intake, closing summaries, referral forms and other required documents are completed appropriately. Some evening and weekend hours may be required to address university community needs.

- Provide psychiatric consultation to Student Health and Wellness clinicians (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) and Counseling and Psychological Services center professionals (including senior staff clinicians, care coordinators, interns and other trainees) on management of uncomplicated psychiatric disorders. Meet with Counseling and Psychological Services staff for clinical meeting and provide consultation on psychiatric care of students. Work to optimize documentation of mental health care in the electronic medical record.

- When clinically appropriate consults with Student Affairs administrators, academic, professional and departmental advisors, and to staff of other campus departments when there are psychiatric concerns or emergencies involving students.

- This may include identification and implementation of case management strategies, situation assessment and management, facilitation of care and appropriate disposition is emphasized. Collaborates with the Integrated Care Network to conduct a needs assessment to identify the type of support a student may need when returning to campus after a 7+ days leave of absence (ie. interim suspension, hospitalization, illness, etc).

- Contributes to the establishment of policy regarding psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, referral, confidentiality, release of information to and from outside professional sources, record keeping and any other issues affecting standards of practice for psychiatry.

- Contributes to review of mental health records according to departmental standards, policies and procedures, quality of care issues and QI studies. Schedule to be determined in conjunction with the Counseling and Psychological Services Director to best meet the needs of student population. Within the Student Health Center building communicates with Student Health Director as appropriate to ensure safety related to patient care as needed. all issues which may impact patient care and safety and contributes to their resolution. Works closely with the Lead Physician in the Student Health Center. Reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services or designee on all issues which may impact client care and safety and contributes to their resolution. Serves on University's committees as needed.

- Hours of operation are 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and may include some evenings in the event of a clinical emergency


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 their assigned specialty duties. Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of medical and/or mental health disorders within the scope of the assigned specialty; and understanding of community resources for referral of medical and/or mental health care and treatment in the specialty beyond the scope of the Student Health Center or Counseling Services practice. Knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field and the assigned specialty; thorough knowledge of applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy; ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant for other health center or Counseling Services personnel; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners and specialists, as well as students, administrators, staff and faculty. Must possess a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; current board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty or subspecialty appropriate for their assigned specialty duties; a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances; and a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.


Strong interest in working with college age patients. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of clinical duties as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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