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Psychiatrist (6000C) 1976 - 1976
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2019
Title Psychiatrist (6000C) 1976 - 1976
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

Psychiatrist (6000C) 1976 - 1976

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

University Health Services (UHS) serves the UC Berkeley campus by providing comprehensive health care with fully accredited primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, psychiatry and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical and mental health care and coordinates off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. Departments serving students include general medical, specialty and urgent care clinics, counseling and psychological services, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology and health promotion. In addition, UHS administers a major medical insurance plan (The Student Health Insurance Plan). Learn more about UHS by visiting

University Health Services (UHS) and primary/urgent care are integrated care environments that support a holistic approach to patient-centered care. The collaborative care model at UHS is well-resourced, allowing for a novel and innovative approach to integrated behavioral health in outpatient healthcare settings. This new position provides psychiatry coverage and offers an opportunity for the incumbent to help develop this unique integrated approach.

In order to address demand for mental health services and to serve students who would benefit from integrated care, UHS has created an interprofessional team practice to improve the student experience, reach a broader array of students, improve the quality of care, and foster enthusiasm for this way of working together. The new model optimizes the talent, expertise, training, and spirit of expanded, multidisciplinary medical and mental health teams. As a result, students will experience comprehensive, seamless, timely, individualized, effective, safe and comfortable services that destigmatize mental health; address body, mind and emotions; and feel like, for those who desire it, that a team is taking care of them.

The psychiatrist supports multidisciplinary teamsmedical providers, patients, behavioral health providers (BHPs), care managers, clinic nurses, and counselors. They collaborate with members of the treatment team regarding appropriate medications and other treatment strategies, conduct direct clinical care in a brief model, provide educational support on diagnosing and managing behavioral health conditions, and support focused population management activities for students identified for care management support. The psychiatrist is expected to be interruptible to support warm handoffs and urgent psychiatric matters.


Clinical Support - Consultation
  • Routinely provide consultation and recommend treatment adjustments to medical and mental health providers for complex patients or challenging patient situations. Be responsive to telephone calls, secure electronic messages, and requests for EHR chart reviews.

Direct Clinical Care
  • Provide direct in the moment and same-day evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient's medical provider, mental health provider, and/or care manager. As appropriate, conduct assessments, identify disposition, provide brief and focused therapeutic support, and connect students with other mental health providers at UHS or in the community.
  • In some cases, accept a brief transfer of care for more extensive evaluation, diagnosis, disposition, and treatment in the medical setting until patients can be returned to their primary care provider (PCP) or engaged in specialized care in the UHS Psychiatry department or the community.

Population-based Care Support
  • Participate in regular reviews of the population-based caseload and develop collaborative recommendations with the care manager. Case review consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to the caseload or who are not improving as expected under their current treatment plan and may include behavioral health providers, primary care providers, and/or clinic nurses. Identify and discuss population-based trends.

Training, Collaboration, and Capacity-Building
  • Provide in the moment education, training, and capacity-building support to members of the care team.
  • Participate in staff meetings and case conferences to support quality assurance, education, workflow adjustment, clinical supervision, and smooth collaboration with various UHS departments.
  • Develop and deliver in-service training for providers and staff regarding recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in medical settings.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement of service and workflows, and share those perspectives/ideas with appropriate leaders.
  • Play a key role in interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program development intended to increase capacity at UHS to address a full scope of UCB student mental health needs.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of specialist Physician duties.
  • Expert clinical skills.
  • Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data in person, over the phone, and electronically and to formulate effective and evidence-based clinical assessments and recommendations.
  • Strong collaboration skills necessary for effectively participating in team-based care.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to clearly state recommendations verbally and in writing as well as strong listening skills with an open-minded, non-judgemental approach.
  • Strong commitment to patient-centered care with the ability to balance empathy and boundaries in supporting students in distress.
  • Cultural competency: excellent skills and experience in working with diverse and underserved communities.
  • Positive and solution-focused attitude and ability to prioritize competing tasks.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work with incomplete information.
  • Experience in a medical setting such as C&L service, ER, outpatient medical clinic, etc.
  • Advanced skills in psychopharmacology, assessment, triage, and behavioral treatments.
  • Experience and skills in working with substance use issues necessary to do effective assessment, disposition, work collaboratively with substance use specialty providers.
  • Ability to effectively use electronic health record and campus computer applications.

  • Successful completion of Psychiatry Residency at an ACGME accredited program.
  • Significant clinical experience in the outpatient practice of Psychiatry.
  • Strong professional references.

Licenses or certifications, if any:
  • Active and valid California Medical License.
  • Current Board Certification in Psychiatry.
  • Active BLS Certification.
  • DOJ CURES Registration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with young adults and/or in a college health setting.
  • Experience in an integrated care model.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing ADHD and Psychosis.
  • Experience with mental health quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a part-time appointment at 5%-6% FTE.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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