Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7234750 (Ref:ej-5158331)

Posted: April 4, 2024

Job Description


Job ID: 269654
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.


Augusta University

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

At Student Health Services, we prioritize patient safety, quality healthcare, professionalism, and compassion as our service standards. We aim to assist each student to achieve and maintain holistic well-being in order to reach their maximum potential within the academic (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) programs at Augusta University.

Job Summary

Functions as a psychiatrist for Student Health Services (SHS) as a primary caregiver in mental health, dedicated to protecting confidentiality and meeting ethical standards associated with the practice of psychiatry. Provides clinical assessment/evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management to registered students at Augusta University in accordance with the guidelines and accepted standards of care in Psychiatry.


The duties include, but are not limited to:

PATIENT CARE: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate subjective/objective findings of patients. Obtain medical histories and order and interpret diagnostic tests of patients. Prescribe medications and conduct ongoing medication management for patients representing best practices. This includes participating in e-prescribing as a service to the patient population. Ensure compliance with Georgia's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Provide care that is culturally competent, adaptive, trauma-informed, and strength-based to best meet the patient's needs.
Provide telehealth services via an approved platform to the patient population of Student Health Services.
Provide timely follow-up care for established patients.

EMERGENCY CARE AND PATIENT EDUCATION: Emergency, crisis care, and intervention. Provide emergency psychiatric services and risk assessments. Facilitate voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations of patients. Provide patient education regarding medications, treatments, and anticipated outcomes.

CONSULTATION AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Consultative and educational responsibilities. Promote mental health awareness and education through primary prevention activities on various AU campus sites. Provide consultations, case management, and professional development workshops for clinicians at the Student Health Services and Student Counseling and Psychological Services. Provide education and consultation to clients, patients, students, faculty, staff, and parents on issues pertaining to mental health awareness. Provide psychiatric documentation for students seeking accommodations through the Office of Testing and Disabilities Services.
Provide general psychiatric consultations and medical advice for the CARE Team, as afforded by patient-doctor confidentiality.

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team composed of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, registered dietitians, and other professionals to provide comprehensive and integrated mental health services to patients. Maintain a professional relationship with WellStar MCG Health Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; will not be able to serve as faculty at the Medical College of Georgia in any evaluative capacity for medical students. Understand and abide by the LCME accreditation requirements. Attend and participate in staff meetings and committee meetings, as required or requested.

OTHER DUTIES: Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited medical school (MD or DO) and completion of internship and psychiatry residency. Unrestricted license as a physician in the state of Georgia with current board certification or eligibility in Psychiatry. (If not currently board certified, to obtain within 1 year of employment). Unrestricted DEA. CPR certification, ACLS certification (if not currently certified, to obtain within 1 year of employment).

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in providing mental health services to college students, adolescents, and emerging adults in an outpatient setting

Strong psychosocial and clinical assessment skills

Minimal supervision is required regarding the use of time and the ability to prioritize work assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, patients, and families

Experience and comfort in providing culturally competent care to all students, including LGBTQA+ students and students with disabilities

Ability to make sound clinical decisions in crisis situations

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Experience providing mental health services to college students, adolescents, and emerging adults, and experience

providing adolescent ambulatory care, whether through residency or current practice

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization, and customer service skills


Must have good verbal, hearing, sight, memory, and manual dexterity in functioning as a healthcare provider

Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Shift: Monday-Friday (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 27

Salary: Minimum: $100,000/annually - Midpoint: $160,000.00/annually

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers' Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable to the specific position based on the duties, the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and/or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today! Search by Job Opening ID: 269654

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

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Job posting number:#7234750 (Ref:ej-5158331)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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