Overview

SS – Psychiatrist – University Health Services

St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time position as a Physician, in the University Health Clinic, beginning 9/1/2023

Objective:

The Clinic Psychiatrist will be expected to provide high quality comprehensive urgent care in a respectful, culturally-sensitive manner to the SGU community, and to demonstrate commitment to the values of St. George’s University, by giving exemplary service to the University community and the members of the public who interact with the University.

Job Description:

  • Performs medical assessments and establishes, administers and monitors the necessary level of care.
  • Records complete, timely and legible medical records on patients seen or consulted over the phone.
  • Prescribes medications, and treatment regimens to treat identified and documented medical conditions.
  • Discusses potential side effects of medication/treatment with patients and ensures that all allergy information is up-to-date before prescribing medication/treatment.
  • Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings; refers and transfers patients for specialty care as needed.
  • Interacts with other health facilities to monitor health care of students and faculty admitted into other health care facilities.
  • Adheres to departmental policies, procedures and objectives, ongoing quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and comply with information privacy laws (HIPAA).
  • Provides advice to patients for lifestyle changes that may improve their health or help to treat the health issue they are experiencing.
  • Assures compliance with licensing certification and accredited bodies.
  • To update clinical knowledge by attending CMEs and other educational activities.
  • To provide guidance and medical advice to Nursing staff.

Psychiatric Duties

  • Evaluate individuals who are referred for psychiatric assessment.
  • Assess and diagnose patients by conducting psychiatric evaluations, including interviews, medical histories, physical exams, observations, and referral for psychological testing.
  • Provide crisis intervention and assessment.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High Standards of Professionalism.
  • Attention to Detail and quick problem-solving abilities.
  • Empathetic Disposition.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies within a university setting and with external organizations.
  • Demonstrate high level of confidence in making strategic decisions, using good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, time management, customer service skills and a demonstrated high-level of discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • A commitment and personal responsibility for safety and safety concerns by promoting safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Must be well organized and detailed oriented.
  • Excellent knowledge and familiarity of current DSM criteria, psychopharmacology, and evidence-based treatment modalities.
  • Familiar with crisis assessment tools and techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school.
  • Current and valid certification in Psychiatry, or eligible for board certification in Psychiatry
  • Licensed to practice medicine and psychiatry in state or country.
  • 3 years’ experience in psychiatric practice.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This is a full time position in the Caribbean island of Grenada.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV, Cover Letter and names and email address of three references must be submitted.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

St. George’s University (SGU) is a leading center of international medical education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies. SGU has helped change lives through its more than 21,000 alumni, which include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world.