Psychiatrist (Part-time)- Student Counseling Center

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Oct 22, 2021

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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:

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. 

The Department:

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.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director of the Student Counseling Center, the duties of the Supervising Psychiatrist are as follows:

Primary Duties:

  • 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.
Secondary Duties:

  • 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).

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited medical school  
  • Current active state medical license and Drug Enforcement Agency certification.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee
  • Expert knowledge of the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Ability to establish and maintain optimum rapport with young adults from diverse backgrounds including students may be marginalized due to their ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, religious or spiritual affiliation, or other differences.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with students, staff, faculty, and administrators outside the SCC.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience treating young adults with mental health disorders in a college or university setting.
  • Experience providing clinical oversight of Nurse Practitioners (Advanced Practice Nurses).

Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Application and Nomination Process:

A review of all applications will begin June 30, 2021 on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. William Hahn, Ph.D. search chair at [email protected] .

For consideration, all applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references into the UT Human Resources online portal.  Visit

Anticipated Start Date:

August 1, 2021

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title Vl/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Spsf Student Counseling Services
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Jun 10, 2021, 7:14:38 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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