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Provide general psychiatric care for patients with emotional, social or academic problems. Responsible to the Chief of the Mental Health Section, the Chief of Clinical Services, the Director, Student Health Service, or the Director of the Student Counseling Center, or appropriate administrator.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

Responsible for providing general psychiatric care for patients with emotional, social or academic problems.
Performs individual examinations and counseling to evaluate degree of disturbance, and makes recommendations as to appropriate care.
Provides continued care for emotionally disturbed patients in the form of individual or group psychotherapy, chemotherapy or short-term hospitalization at the Student Health Service.
Acts as consultant in matters of mental health to any agency or department within the university and coordinates these matters with the Office of Student Affairs, the University Counseling Center, Department of Housing, Resident Counselors and physicians in the Student Health Service.
Participates in and promotes programs for the prevention of emotional disturbance within the university and surrounding community relating to individual continuing cases and general community mental health programs.
Conducts research into mental health problems, publishes findings and maintains ongoing educational programs for the education of the general university community.
Establishes training programs for medical students and psychiatric residents assigned to the Mental Health Service and responsible for the supervision of their development.
Prepares comprehensive records on patient evaluations, treatment and disposition.

Education and Experience

Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida plus completion of necessary internship, three years of psychiatric residency and one year of post residency in psychiatry.

Licensure and Certification



This position may supervise others

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