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Cornell Health's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential counseling and psychiatric services, designed to help students with mental health concerns that may be affecting their quality of life and ability to learn. Our providers include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and nurse practitioners from diverse cultural and clinical backgrounds. CAPS providers value students in all of their individuality, and are committed to welcoming all people with respect and sensitivity. Our providers regularly collaborate with Cornell Health's diverse array of healthcare providers as an integrated service that support both the mind and the body.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The Psychiatry team in CAPS provides evaluation and medication management for Cornell students. The Assistant Director for Psychiatry leads a team of psychiatry professionals, supporting the Director of CAPS in an administrative leadership role by overseeing the clinical flow of cases in the office. This position contributes to the overall organizational leadership in university mental health initiatives, and collaborates with leaders across the organization in developing protocols and workflows for timely and efficient management of psychotropic medication. Additionally, the Assistant Director will offer direct clinical services, managing a diverse caseload of students with psychiatric illnesses.
The successful candidate
is a positive contributor to a team-based, inter-professional environment with an innovative, collaborative, improvement-oriented culture
is a strong manager with demonstrated experience and skill in navigating common personnel concerns
keeps current on best practices for providing psychiatric care to a diverse campus community
is an expert consultant who is able to promote growth among direct reports and colleagues alike
fosters strong working relationships with healthcare professionals across disciplines
has knowledge of change management principles and is able to use this knowledge to guide improvement of systems and foster growth in individuals
M.D., D.O., or PMHNP with current NYS license (or license-eligible), with a minimum of 7 years of experience
Sophisticated ability to evaluate the mental health of students across a diverse spectrum of identities, including their appropriateness for psychotropic medications
Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate knowledge and awareness necessary for working with a highly diverse staff and clientele
Expert knowledge of the legal and ethical issues commonly faced by psychiatric providers
Demonstrated effective leadership skills that include, but are not limited to, the ability to use data to drive decisions, to keep the team's treatment protocols in line with established best practices, and to offer consultation to various stakeholders
CPR-BLS level certification achieved within one year of employment and maintained biannually, as applicable.
Experience with an Electronic Health Record and Microsoft office applications.
Understanding of and ability to practice from a population-based approach to health care.
Interest in and concern for health problems encountered in a campus community, including medical and mental health issues and areas where they intersect.
Special expertise in key areas of risk in a college population, such as suicide, substance use, and disordered eating.
Knowledge of non-pharmacologically-based interventions for mental health, and recognition of when and how they should be integrated into a treatment plan
Ability to coordinate with colleagues to maintain continuity of patient care and ensure the appropriate management and treatment of medical problems when not physically present at the health center.
Proficiency in Mandarin, Spanish or any language other than English highly desirable
Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
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