The University of Southern California, founded in 1880, is one of the worldâs leading private research universities with approximately 48,500 students from all 50 states and boasts one of the largest international student bodies in the country. USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, a culturally rich metropolitan city with a large ethnic and economically diverse population, and is close to both beach and mountains with wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. The mild temperatures along with the cityâs average of 329 days of sun per year makes Los Angeles a wonderful city to live and work. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC Counseling and Mental Health Services is seeking a full-time board eligible or certified Psychiatrist to care for the student body population at USC.
Description of the Center
USC Counseling and Mental Health Services provide mental health services to students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals. Services we provide include: individual and group counseling; assessment and referral to other professionals and institutions; crisis intervention (including some after-hours coverage); case management; biofeedback; psychiatric evaluations and medication follow-up; consultation; outreach and prevention; and training and supervision.Â
We are committed to providing quality mental and educational services in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of our profession.Â We appreciate and honor diversity and work with all students with compassion, respect and dignity.Â We advocate for and empower our students in pursuing their goals and personal development.
Training is an important function in our center.Â We are committed to providing professional training opportunities for trainees in psychology, social work, and medicine (i.e. medical students).Â The entire faculty is involved in our training programs including individual supervision, group supervision, case consults, and/or seminars. The training also includes participating in and promoting self-reflection. Our students benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration and we adopt a bio-psycho-social approach in our work whenever appropriate.
We are committed to making the Center a work environment characterized by respect, mutual support, and team work, and the sharing of diverse opinions among our faculty.Â We value and honor the diversity of the students we serve as well as the diversity of our faculty and the unique contributions of each member.Â Faculty are committed to ongoing learning, self-awareness, and cultural competency.Â
Essential Functions:Â â¯Â
ProvideÂ direct outpatient patient care including collaborative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders for USC students.
Facilitation of higher level of care referrals andÂ hospitalizations when needed.Â Â
Support medicationÂ treatment with brief supportive therapy and motivational interviewing when indicated, with the providerâs role and expertise primarily relating to the biological treatment of the student.Â Â
ProvideÂ professional consultationÂ to Student Affairs,Â academic, professional and department advisors, and to staff of other campus departments on mental health issues and emergencies.Â
CollaborateÂ and consult with counseling providersÂ (especially with high-risk students) and with primary care medical providers who may also provide psychiatricÂ medication management to students.Â Â Â
AttendÂ and contribute to monthly departmental meetings, fostering educational objectives and a consultativeÂ collegialÂ environment.Â Â
ParticipateÂ in yearly peer review, quality improvement activities and otherÂ unit, departmental, and division teams and committees.Â Â
Provide teaching andÂ supervision to pre-doctoral psychology interns and USC medical students.
Must be State of California Licensed Physician and a board certified (preferred) or board eligible psychiatrist.
An advanced practiceÂ clinicianÂ possessingÂ well-developed clinical and psychopharmacological skills and the willingness to support the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines for studentÂ healthÂ patients.Â Â
Effectively works in a highly diverse and multicultural student population and LGBTQ affirmative environment.
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Application Deadline: Until position is filled.
Starting Date: Negotiable
This is an exempt faculty position in the Division of Student Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The position is full-time. Salary is competitive, and contingent on experience.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All genders and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.