Psychiatrist, MIT Medical

Reports To: Director of Behavioral Health

Position Overview:

The Psychiatrist is responsible for providing psychiatric healthcare to patients referred by primary care clinicians. The Psychiatrist will also provide consultation to primary care providers with treatment recommendations on a regular basis. The position involves outpatient care of individuals with substance use disorders and actively engage in research and educational programming for the MIT community. 

 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Provide psychiatric care (i.e., diagnostic evaluation, medication, medication management, and addiction counseling and treatment recommendations) to adult staff, faculty, and family members getting their care at MIT Medical Primary Care.
  • Work in a collaborative team model with other clinicians, administrators, clinical pharmacologists and support staff.
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to the primary care provider in a timely manner.
  • Assess individuals’ mental health needs through interview and synthesize the clinical findings to formulate mental health status, diagnoses, develop a plan of care and treatment, implement treatment plan, and evaluate follow-up strategies according to the standard of care and needs of the individual plans of care; and provide health education, supportive counseling, and outreach to the MIT community in collaboration with other individuals/services at MIT Medical and across the MIT community.
  • Collaborate with team members and consult on diagnoses and appropriate follow-up care.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures pertinent to all aspects of the Substance Use Disorder Program's operation and treatment services to ensure goal attainment and effective and efficient resource utilization and service delivery.
  • Providing a full range of therapeutic interventions including diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management, suicide risk assessments, crisis intervention, and overall care of patients with psychiatric disorders.
  • The Psychiatrist may serve as a mental health team leader with responsibilities for coordinating consults and triage of consults. Psychiatrist will be expected to participate in the Student Mental Health and Counseling, Behavioral Health team meetings.
  • Performing other directly related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD, PsyD, LICSW, and/or MD and advanced licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience with a least 3 years acceptable clinical experience or completion of a fellowship in college mental health with a focus on substance abuse disorder or related area.
  • Knowledge of university-based counseling centers and college-aged students as well as demonstrated treatment experience/expertise in at least one of the following areas: trauma, multiculturalism, acculturation, LGBTQ care and/or eating disorders.
  • Legal requirements: State licensure
  • Skills and abilities: Organizational skills; public speaking; verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of and expertise in young adults and collegiate mental health and multicultural counseling; knowledge of and expertise in health promotion; knowledge of programmatic development, evaluation and assessment; ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders at every level; ability to maintain grace under pressure; flexibility; demonstrated success with prevention programming and community education and engagement

Job Number: 22655
Grade Level: 13

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