Job Summary To provide primary mental health care for students presenting with mental health concerns. Duties and Responsibilities
Take patient histories, sufficient to address the patient's chief complaint and other health concerns.
Provide mental health assessment and treatment for students with mental health problems. Appropriate treatments may include individual, couples and group psychotherapy if applicable, referral for hospitalization, and be consistent with limitations of MHU staff resources.
Prescribe, administer, and dispense prescription and nonprescription medications.
Follow up with patients to review lab test results and progress in an appropriate and timely manner.
Make referrals to other providers as appropriate to facilitate treatment plan with standard and crisis interventions. This may include out-patient psychotherapeutic techniques or facilitating hospitalization at community hospitals on behalf of students.
Consult with other mental health care professionals, physicians and/or health care professionals to confirm difficult diagnosis and facilitate appropriate treatment plan.
Ensure that patients receive adequate education to effectively participate in their diagnostic plan, and that they understand and assent to that plan and understand other appropriate alternatives.
Complete all visit documentation in an appropriate and timely manner as determined by policy.
Display competency with regard to diagnosis and procedure coding.
Adhere to established Health Center policies and procedures including maintenance or records.
Develop and maintain technical skills necessary to provide excellent and efficient patient care. This includes competency with computer applications that enhance individual patient care and the efficiency of the health center.
Be efficient in the care of patients with regard to time spent, number seen and resources utilized, such as laboratory, consultations, and pharmaceuticals.
Be effective in the care or patients, with regard to overall patient outcomes, satisfaction and cultural competence.
Provide patient access by staffing clinics and special events per policy.
Collaborate with other clinical staff for patient care.
Provide psychiatric consultation to Mental Health Unit clinicians. Provide psychiatric consultation to health service physicians, Counseling Center staff, Housing and other appropriate University faculty and staff.
Share on-call responsibilities for after hours and weekend mental health emergencies.
Participate in Mental Health Unit staff meetings and case conferences.
Actively participate in McKinley's quality improvement and risk management programs and its peer review processes as outlined in policy and annual plans.
Attend and participate in assigned McKinley and campus committees.
Collaborate with and/or supervise mid-level providers as assigned.
Participate in university and health center promotions and promotional material as needed.
Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.
Utilize other members of the health care team appropriate to their skill level, licensure, and classification.
Treat patients, staff and colleagues with courtesy and respect.
Adhere to University, Civil Service, Health Center and individual unit policies and procedures that serve as guidelines for individual practice. Guidelines for patient care management are the protocols of care.
Work within scope of practice and comply with privileges granted.
Responsible and accountable to support and ensure a culture of safety, quality and risk management including compliance with ethics.
Stay informed of the newest developments in mental health by attending educational conferences, literature reviews and consulting with other clinical personnel.
Maintain a current Illinois Physician & Surgeon license, Illinois Licensed Physician Controlled Substance registration and federal DEA controlled drug registration.
Register and maintain access to the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program.
Psychiatrists that are double boarded in primary care field, and working in that field at McKinley Health Center, must also adhere to the job description for Primary Care Physicians.
Minimum Qualifications M.D. or D. 0. Degree
Preferred Qualifications Experience in college health. Experience or certification working with mental health conditions
Appointment Information This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on September 30, 2023 (extended date). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Tiffany Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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