Licensed Medical Doctor with a specialty in psychiatry, provide professional psychiatric care for students in acute and selected chronic mental illness. This position includes the delivery of comprehensive psychiatric services and emergency psychiatric services through evaluation, diagnosis, with treatment as appropriate.
Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and treat all clients holistically including the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects utilizing tools of the medical profession, clinical expertise and instrumentation provided in the health center facility for general psychiatric care.
Responsibly document all psychiatric care at each client visit via the patient's EHR.
Must be physically strong and agile to assist patients who are impaired physically and psychologically.
Strong spiritual and emotional maturity level, coupled with effective skills in interpersonal relationships.
Dedication, loyalty, health, energy and emotional strength sufficient to work productively during stressful conditions.
Must be a graduate of an accredited Medical School and be Board Certified in Psychiatry.
Maintenance of all continuing education requirements as directed by governing medical board.
Must have a current, valid California MD license and a current DEA number license. Updates of both licenses are to be retained by the Health Center Director.
Current Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification required and needs to be submitted every 2 years to the Director of Health Services.
Perform mental health and physical assessments, order laboratory and other diagnostic tests for evaluation in treatment planning.
Counsel with and prescribe for those suffering from depression and emotional ill health in cooperation with the professional staff of the Biola Counseling Center.
Provide initial intake of clients with eating disorders to evaluate for other underlying psychological impairments. Design treatment as needed.
Provide initial evaluation of patients with unclear diagnoses of emotional/psychiatric illness.
Employ procedures to determine general physical condition of patients.
Determine nature and extent of emotional impairment to formulate treatment plan for medication management.
Perform evaluations for appropriateness of psychotropic medications.
Prescribe psychotropic medications and providing monitoring of patient response to medication per most current national guidelines.
Consult, train, and advise University Student Health Services staff on mental health treatment of university student clients/patients.
Collaborate with the Health Center physician regarding follow-up of new patients and management of established patients.
Attend patient care crisis management conference with other departments (i.e. Student Care) as appropriate.
Exchange information with individuals in other departments, external professional services, and parents when needed.
Refer patients to Biola Counseling Center for counseling when appropriate.
When a patient requires external inpatient services (i.e. danger to self or others), Campus Safety will be called to assist with 5150 transport services to the Emergency Room for re-evaluation and inpatient admittance if deemed necessary by attending MD.
It is understood that in the MD role, the employee is supportive of the theological and ideological position of Biola.
Must be willing to agree with the philosophy of the sanctity of life stand and not promote counseling for abortions. Must sign the sanctity of life position.
Must sign a confidentiality statement.
Possess strong Christian commitment to morality, work ethic and an ability to confront issues of immorality in Biblical love in the MD/patient relationship.
Foster a good work environment through the use of Biblical principles.
Immediate administrative supervision from the Director of Health Services regarding health center policy, general Biola Policy and management in day to day operations.
Collaborative supervision with the Director and the Health Center physician regarding medical role and psychiatric management.
University supervision from the Associate Dean of Student Development as a line officer in the university chain of command.
Supervision Over Others:
Psychiatrist role functions to provide and supervise psychiatric standards in practice and protocol development.
Hours Per Week: 13-16
Months Per Year: 10
About Biola University
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
All positions at Biola University require applicants to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. This includes a review of any pending charges or convictions. Once a conditional offer of employment is extended, Biola utilizes the services of HireRight, a third-party agency, to conduct a criminal background check. Biola also reserves the right to expand the search if applicable for the position (e.g., a Department of Transportation search for positions that require driving).