Wage Psychiatrist
Job ID: R0017679 | Health Services Professional | Part time | Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia's Department of Student Health and Wellness seeks applications for a wage Psychiatrist. The Psychiatrist will:

  • Ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that the highest quality psychiatric care is provided to patients and their families.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with multidisciplinary mental health clinicians to achieve quality care.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and verbal; critical analysis skills; problem solving skills and prioritization/time management skills.
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic assessments for purposes of medication evaluations, treatment planning and medication management of patients seen through CAPS.
  • See patients for initial psychiatric evaluations as scheduled.
  • See patients for ongoing psychiatric care.
  • Meet all standards of clinical care set forth through CAPS/SH policies and procedures
  • Receive adequate extent of positive ratings on CAPS patient satisfaction questionnaire.
  • Use Student Health electronic medical record for documentation of clinical care.
  • Meet minimum standards on departmental peer review processes.
  • Engage in administrative work pertaining to job functions.
  • Adhere to all area of policy as required.
  • Participate in treatment team meetings.
  • Meet individually with non-psychiatric CAPS providers and other Student Health Providers on an as-needed basis.
  • Work collaboratively with all professionals and administrators in Student Health.
  • Attend Student Health/CAPS departmental meetings as required.
  • Attend weekly CAPS Psychiatry meeting.
  • Maintain positive relationships with co-workers.

This position may work up to 32 hours per week.

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link: http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-029.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification and professional license check. (PLAKA)

Minimum Requirements:


  • Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy.
  • Completion of psychiatric residency


  • Licensed or license eligibility to practice medicine in the state of Virginia.
  • Active Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number.

Required Experience:

  • Some- up to 4 years

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Consistently demonstrate competencies in the areas of psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, medication evaluation, ongoing medication follow-up prescription, crisis management, case management, clinical consultation, collaborative co-treatment with multidisciplinary mental health clinicians and ethical decision-making.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and verbal; critical analysis skills; problem solving skills and prioritization/time management skills.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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