University Psychiatrist

Washington, D.C.
Mar 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University's (GW) Medical Services of the Colonial Health Center (CHC) goal is to provide high quality medical care to all GW students, provide easy access to care to enable students to return to classes as quickly as possible. We seek to educate and encourage students to become active participants in their own care and to support the University community in making healthy lifestyle choices. More information about our office and the services we provide may be found at

Reporting to the Lead Psychiatrist, the University Psychiatrist will provide clinical assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients for short term and episodic care. The position includes psychiatric medication management, urgent psychiatric consultations and crisis intervention. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides crisis intervention to the student population.
  • Provides General psychiatric evaluations and assessments including short-term treatment, psychotherapy, medication management and referrals.
  • Coordinates services with primary care clinicians, counselors, and care managers within the Colonial Health Center team, Disability Support Service, and Dean of Students office.
  • Maintains professional working relationships with the medical and counseling team and university administrators.

The position is housed in a clinical environment and is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold an advanced degree (MD, DO) and a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the District of Columbia, prior to start date, and board eligibility/board certification in relevant specialty. Finalists must pass credentials verification and National Practitioner Data Bank query.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working with and understanding the needs of the college-aged population.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Division of Student Affairs Family Health Services Sub-Family Medical Services Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 5 Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time Hours Per Week: 20 Work Schedule: 20 hours per week Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006972 Job Open Date: 02/01/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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