Position Announcement: Supervising Psychiatrist (part-time), Student Counseling Center
The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a Supervising Psychiatrist position for the Student Counseling Center (SCC). This is an exempt, 12-month, part-time (0.25 or 8-10 hours), non-tenure track staff position with primary duties of providing clinical supervision of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners serving in the SSC Mental Health Clinic.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state's flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 29,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.
The Division of Student Life:
The Division od Student Life is comprised of approximately 400 stafff members that serve our students through 19 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.
Student Counseling Center is the university's primary facility for personal counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health outreach and consultation services. Their mission is to promote the psychological, educational, and social well-being of the students of the University of Tennessee and to help prepare them to be productive members of a global society.
Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center, the duties of the Supervising Psychiatrist are as follows:
Function as the Collaborating Physician (or Supervising Psychiatrist) for two Mental Health Nurse Practitioners per the rules of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners Chapter 0880-6: "Rules and Regulations Governing the Utilization and Supervision of the Services of Nurse Practitioner/Prescription Writer."
Review at least twenty percent (20%) of the notes written by each nurse practitioner (NP) every thirty (30) days to ensure that the documentation is sufficient in scope and clarity to support the diagnostic impression and treatment plan. Reviews are required for notes for appointments in which controlled substances are prescribed and preferred for more complicated cases or those that involve an unusual diagnostic, therapeutic or administrative issue. Reviews may be conducted remotely and after hours if preferred.
Be available for consultation on clinical cases on a weekly basis as needed.
Conduct a scheduled clinical consultation meeting (30-45 minutes during office hours) at least once a month with the NPs.
Carry a small case load of patients (5-6 weekly). The psychiatrist will typically see students with more complicated psychiatric and/or medical histories. (This duty is negotiable.)
Review the electronic medical record and UTK email at least 3 times per week for messages from students, medication renewals/refills, lab results, messages from other providers.
Attend General Staff Meeting and other staff meetings as requested by the Student Counseling Center Director (rare).
Assist if needed with clinical coverage and specific related duties (such as triaging SCC referrals to Mental Health) in the absence of one or both NPs (exceptionally rare).
Internal Number: 219309
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