Staff Psychiatrist, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus

Washington D.C.
Sep 12, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Staff Psychiatrist, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus

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Staff Psychiatrist, Division of Student Affairs - Georgetown University Main Campus

The Division of Student Affairs supports the academic mission by educating students as whole persons, promoting their intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social formation; enhancing students' learning and helping to prepare them for lives of discernment, civic engagement, and professional growth; teaching personal responsibility and respect for people of all faiths, cultures, and beliefs; promoting the health and safety of students and others in the University community.

Georgetown's Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) serves as the university's primary mental health agency for its students and campus community. Our central mission is to collaborate directly with students in overcoming difficulties that may interfere with the definition and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and career goals. Accordingly, CAPS strives to provide students with opportunities to develop greater self-understanding, identify and solve problems, and improve academic performance through the alleviation of psychological, emotional, and cognitive impediments.

The Staff Psychiatrist is a 75% FTE position based on Georgetown's Main Campus. Duties include evaluation of students with psychological problems; prescribing and monitoring medication for psychiatric illness; educating students about their illness and medication, participating in the CAPS on-call system; providing psychiatric consultation services to staff of the Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) and assisting with the management of psychiatric emergencies and hospitalizations. Work interactions include direct service to students, consultations to deans and faculty regarding student issues, consultations to parents, and consultation to other CAPS staff and Student Health Service staff.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Direct Clinical Service
  • Evaluate and treat students with psychiatric symptoms (primarily diagnosis and pharmacotherapy, and also psychotherapy where appropriate when another therapist is not already providing this service).
  • Provide consultative support to other CAPS clinical staff regarding management of psychiatrically ill students.
  • Consult with parents, faculty and other mental health providers, as needed.
  • Share on call, intake and emergency responsibilities with other staff members.
  • Provide backup coverage for the Intake Coordinator.
  • Maintain case management to ensure that patient dispositions are successfully completed.
  • Document and maintain timely and accurate client records.

Administration, Supervision, Other Duties
  • Participate on committees and coordinate areas of care as needed.
  • Support outreach efforts.
  • Provide supervision for psychiatric residents, psychology associates and psychology externs.
  • Provide or receive supervision as assigned.
  • Participate in continuing medical education and in service education.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director.

  • M.D. or D.O. with board certification in psychiatry, and licensure in the District of Columbia.
  • Preferred qualifications: College mental health experience.

To Apply

Applicants must submit both a CV and a cover letter - recommend combining CV and cover letter into a single document for upload. The cover letter must include a list of 3 references and actual letters of reference should be forwarded as they become available.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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