Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
Internal Number: R-202300093
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Provide mental health care to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students including psychiatric assessments, ongoing appointments and the prescription and monitoring of medications as appropriate. Provide clinical consultation to the Counseling and Medical service staff as needed.
Perform initial psychiatric evaluations, ongoing clinical appointments, and crisis intervention. (60%)
Conduct psychiatric evaluations of students by eliciting a thorough history, performing mental status exams, conducting risk assessments and creating a biopsychosocial and diagnostic assessment. This may include ordering or reviewing laboratory studies, as well as medical and psychiatric records, and/or eliciting additional history from therapists or other treaters.
Provide ongoing psychopharmacologic treatment for a caseload of students according to professional standards of care
Demonstrate an awareness of and utilize appropriate psychopharmacological treatments for various psychiatric disorders that commonly impact young adults
Utilize a psychological conceptualization and psychotherapeutic techniques to develop and maintain a treatment alliance
Utilize a collaborative approach in developing an understanding of the patient and in creating a treatment plan.
Demonstrate the capacity to analyze symptom severity and to compare risks and benefits of various treatments and develop treatment plans, in collaboration with students, that take these factors into account
Maintain a strong understanding of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescents and young adults.
Provide time sensitive treatment compatible with the academic calendar.
Refer students to other service providers, on and off campus as needed.
Provide crisis intervention during office hours and serve as on-call after-hours clinician as part of staff rotation
Provide individual and group therapy as needed.
Facilitate and provide clinical support for psychiatric hospitalizations as needed.
Communicate with students and nursing staff as clinically indicated to respond to requests for prescription refills
Provide consultation and work collaboratively and cooperatively with other clinical staff members and community providers. (20%)
Attend staff meetings and treatment plan meetings as needed
Work effectively as a member of the Counseling Services staff and the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness
Demonstrate consultation and collaboration skills in working as a member of the Psychiatric Care Team
Attend Student Affairs divisional meetings and collaborate, as appropriate, with campus partners
Provide needed documentation and consultation for student accommodations in partnership with the Class Deans' office and Office of Disability Services
Consult with family members of students as needed.
Refer students to other service providers, on and off campus as needed.
Provide and attend in-service trainings
Participate in outreach programming.
Maintain timely clinical records. (15%)
Document psychiatric assessments, clinical appointments and medication refills in a manner consistent with the policies of the Schacht Center
Review students' records and files to determine the progress, effectiveness, and appropriateness of treatment services offered.
Prepare psychiatric reports as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Psychiatry, Director of Counseling Services, or Director of the Schacht Center for Health and Wellness. (5%)
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)
Licensure in Massachusetts or ability to obtain MA licensure. Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
For Psychiatrists- MD or DO degree, Completion of an accredited residency program in Adult Psychiatry, Board certified or Board eligible in Adult Psychiatry.
For Nurse Practitioners- PMHNP degree with minimum 2-5 years experience post degree completion or APRN/FNP degree with minimum 5-8 years experience and extensive experience with mental health prescribing.
Experience working with college populations and diverse constituencies
Demonstrated knowledge of (trans)gender affirming psychiatric practices, historical/intergenerational trauma, and racial trauma-responsive practices.
A strong understanding of developmental and mental health challenges affecting late adolescence and young adult populations.
Awareness of telehealth practices
A commitment to the core values of the college, student affairs division, and Schacht Center.
Ability to foster equitable, inclusive and collaborative psychiatric care.
Empathy and positivity in work engagement with students and colleagues.
Ability to collaborate effectively with a team and a willingness to contribute to the overall wellness of the college community.
For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.
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Review of applications will begin
February 27, 2023
About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women's colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
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