Santa Cruz, California 95064

Job Description

Student Health Services (

JOB #: 1807732

Full Time; Partial Career
Starting Salary Range: $15,000 - $17,500 per month for 11 months. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Psychiatry, the psychiatrist evaluates and treats patients in an out-patient setting located within Student Health Services in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department of the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC).

The UCSC Psychiatry Service emphasizes crisis intervention, medication management, supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management and consultations with other medical providers, counselors, and other campus administrators and staff.

The Psychiatry team is led by the Director of Psychiatry and consists of Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Case Managers and a Medical Assistant.

Some special conditions:

Must possess MD Degree and Completion of an APA approved psychiatric residency.

Must be Board Certified in Psychiatry.

Must possess license to practice medicine, in good standing, in the State of California.

Must possess a current federal DEA license, in good standing.

College mental health provides a unique clinical experience for the psychiatrist. The opportunity to intervene in a young adult's development is often pivotal and gratifying. A biopsychosocial approach to treatment is preferred and valued at UCSC.

A partial-year career appointment is established to accommodate foreseeable seasonal fluctuations in staffing, operational, or other needs and contains regularly scheduled furlough periods during which the incumbent remains an employee and retains health benefits, but is not at work. Please note that the Psychiatrist's furlough period is for 1 month in the summer (dates to be determined) and is unpaid time off.

While the department preference is to hire for a full-time (100%) position, if a candidate prefers to work part-time (less than 5 days per week), this option can be discussed at interview and formally considered.

This position is Union Represented and is a member of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD). Current contract is in effect through 2019 and includes 3% annual salary increases.

Qualifications include:

Experience providing service to a young adult population.

Experience working in outpatient setting in psychiatry.

Good written and oral communication skills, including medical charting and correspondence; Ability to chart and document in an electronic medical record.

Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention, medication management, supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with medication management and consultation with clinical and administrative staff.

Ability to work and communicate in a positive and cooperative manner.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 03-27-2018

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted : 02/02/2018