Psychiatrist (Physician-Specialty Services) - Student Health Services

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 510749
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Administrative, Probationary, Part Time

Working Title


SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing [email protected]

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Student Health Services (SHS)

Appointment Type

This is a probationary position. The usual and customary probationary period, for an employee represented by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), is eighteen (18) months of full-time service, or its pro-rata equivalent for part-time employees, in a particular class.

Time Base

Part-Time (FTE 0.5)

Work Schedule


Anticipated Hiring Range

$9,167 to $10,834 per month ($110,004 to $130,008 annually) at Part-Time, FTE (0.5)

$18,334 to $21,668 per month ($220,008 to $260,016 annually) at Full-Time, FTE (1.0)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Medical Director, the Psychiatrist provides psychiatric services to students of San
Francisco State University upon referral from Student Health Services (SHS) providers and Counseling & Psychological
Services (CAPS) Clinical Counselors.

Position Information

Clinical Duties
- Provide evaluation of mental status.
- Diagnose psychiatric conditions according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria.
- Perform clinical evaluations, detailed intake assessments and appropriate tests to diagnosis and manage psychological and psychiatric conditions.
- Develop treatment plans for patients. Provide consultation regarding advisability of treatment with various therapeutic options including psychiatric medication and the management of patients with chronic psychiatric conditions.
- Provide immediate care for acute psychiatric conditions including appropriate arrangement of hospitalization through appropriate community resources.
- Establish, diagnose, and document the health care plan and prognosis using Problem Lists and Medication Lists. To facilitate continuity of care, document all care in SHS Electronic Health Records.
- Maintain strict patient confidentiality.
- Advise staff regarding use of appropriate community resources for patients who may need long-term counseling and/or psychiatric care.
- Provide counseling for patients concerning their psychiatric condition. Modalities may include: motivational interviewing, CBT techniques, supportive psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups, etc.
- Provide Emergency/Disaster care during a campus disaster.
- Participate in Quality Assurance activities.
- Participate in case conferences with CAPS.
- Utilizes accepted professional practice guidelines for general psychiatry and observes the ethics and standards of the American Psychiatric Association and the California Medical Association to diagnose, prescribe, and manage medications for the treatment of psychiatric disorders of SF State patients.
- Assists SF State and SHS develop and implement processes for the provision of mental health care to the campus community.
- Assists SF State and SHS in developing and implementing campus policies related to mental health.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of medical and/or mental health disorders within the scope of the assigned specialty; understanding of community resources for referral of medical and/or mental health care and treatment in the specialty beyond the scope of the Student Health Center or Counseling Services practice. Knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field and the assigned specialty. Thorough knowledge of applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy; ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant for other health center or Counseling Services personnel; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners and specialists, as well as students, administrators, staff and faculty.

Experience and Education:

Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or more residency programs and/or fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent in a specialty appropriate to their assigned specialty duties.

Preferred Qualifications

- Prior or current affiliation with a hospital or outpatient clinic.
- 2 to 5 years of experience in a college health service, or with adolescent or young adult age groups.

Required License/Certification

- Possess and maintain a current, valid, unrestricted California Physician and Surgeon license to practice medicine.
- Possess and maintain current board certification by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for physicians hired after September 1, 1988. A physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification but must be board certified as soon as possible, but not later than two years after the date of hire. If a physician loses certification thereafter, then the physician may be allowed to continue to provide health care for up to one year while recertification is obtained. If they are not recertified within the one-year grace period then the physician's clinical privileges in the Health Center may be suspended immediately.
- Possession of a current, valid DEA Certificate.
- Current CPR/AED certificate as appropriate for the assigned duties.


Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Advertised: February 17, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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