Staff Physician/Psychiatrist

Job description

Job no: 495451
Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Health

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Psychiatrist diagnoses and treats patients with mental health disorders, supervises psychiatric residents, and is a consultant for Health Services clinical and counseling staff. The Psychiatrist also assists in mental health care system development within Health Services.

The anticipated schedule for selected applicant will be 8 hours per day Monday through Wednesday, 4 hours per day on Thursday and Friday off weekly.

Level Scope:

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Essential Functions:

65% Provide direct psychiatric care to Health Center patients

  • Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric disorders in the campus community via in person or telehealth visits.
  • Practice in an integrated primary care practice which includes close collaborative relationships with: primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, as well as mental health specialists (counselors, psychologists, and social workers), wellness educators, health coaches, and massage therapists.
  • Practice culturally competent care in a college population that includes international and gender diverse student-patients.

15% Provide expert psychiatric consultation

  • Attend weekly case rounds meeting to provide formal psychiatric consultation to members of the Mental Health Referral Staffing meeting.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Counseling, the Counseling Triage Coordinator and the entire Medical/Counseling team, on emerging psychiatric situations within the clinic and the University at large

15% Coordinate Health Services-sponsored psychiatric resident rotation (University of Washington School of Medicine, Psychiatry Residency Program-Boise Track).

  • Supervise resident patient care in accordance with University of Washington Psychiatry Residency program standards.
  • Ensure resident compliance with Health Services policies, procedures and standards of care, to include proper standard of care and clinic skill, documentation, risk management measures, adherence to scheduling and access needs of the patient population.
  • Maintain University of Washington faculty appointment.

5% Mental Health System Development

  • Participate in periodic meetings with key mental health team members to provide input into the design of mental health systems at the Health Services. Such input may include expert psychiatric opinion regarding:
    • Triage procedures and protocols
    • Patient access
    • Mental Health screening strategies
    • Training topics and compliance
    • Quality assurance measures related to mental health.
    • CARE Team issues

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Competency and attention to detail in delivering direct patient care.
  • Competence and attention to detail in supervising psychiatric residents and working the residency program.
  • Relationship-building with other team members including counseling, medical and administrative staff.
  • Ability to work with electronic medical records and complete documentation in a timely fashion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Medicine from ACGME accredited MD or DO school
  • Unencumbered Idaho medical license
  • Minimum three years post-residency experience
  • ABPN Board Certification or actively working toward obtaining Board Certification; experience supervising psychiatric residents or other trainees desirable.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications for the role as well as a resume with employment history. The application requires submission of 3 professional references with contact information.

Advertised: February 16, 2021
Applications close: March 09, 2021




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time