Psychiatrist (Part-time)- Student Counseling Center
Location: knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 237420
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 non-tenure track staff position. We are looking for a psychiatrist to join our team who can provide professional collaboration for our experienced nurse practitioners. It is an excellent opportunity for a resident physician, retired physician, or a physician looking to add variety to their practice.
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 of Student Life is comprised of approximately 400 staff 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 mental health facility. We provide personal counseling/ psychotherapy, psychiatry, mental health outreach and consultation services, and training. Our 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:
Provide clinical supervisory support for to mental health nurse practitioners. The physician's role entails review of clinical care as required by 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." The physician fulfills other state specific requirements as a collaborating/supervising physician.
Note/chart reviews may be conducted remotely and after hours if preferred, and the physician should be available via telephone as needed for NP consultation during business hours.
Meet onsite (in person) at least once every 30 days.
Once every 10 days, make a personal review of the records and at a minimum review at least 20% of the charts monitored or written by the Nurse Practitioners and certify by signature within 30 days or as required by state law.
Work under a collaborative agreement/protocol with the nurse practitioners.
View the electronic medical record and UTK email at least 3 times per week, respond to secure messages, medication renewals/refills, lab results, messages from other providers.
Ability to work effectively and in a collegial manner within a team-oriented environment. Demonstrate an understanding of university based mental health care, and an understanding of the university's mission and values.
Estimate is that required duties will take 8-12 hours per month.
Secondary Duties (Optional and Negotiable):
May manage a small case load of patients with scheduled appointments. These typically are students with more complicated psychiatric and/or medical histories. This duty is negotiated based on provider availability/desire and center needs.
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 prescription refills) in the absence of one or both NPs (exceptionally rare).
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.