Psychiatrist (Hourly-Intermittent)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Health Professionals, Temporary, Time Varies, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Psychiatrist

Classification Title: Physician Specialist Services, Non-Exempt

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, June 5, 2024 @ 11:55pm PDT  

Hiring Preference

Not Applicable

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Senior AVP, and the Medical Director, or Director of Psychological Services or Director of Clinical Operations, the Psychiatrist performs highly complex psychiatric services following a short-term model.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: provide outpatient psychiatric evaluations and short-term treatment to students; communicate with students regarding psychiatric care; communicate and collaborate with community providers to coordinate care; refer patients requiring long-term treatment or treatment outside the scope of care on a college campus to suitable community referrals; provide consultation to Student Health medical providers that are treating psychiatric patients; collaborate and provide consultation with Psychological Services providers and case manager and, manage psychiatric emergencies on campus by direct intervention or by collaborating with Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness providers and campus personnel, as appropriate. 

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Range: $125.00 / hour - $150.00 / hour

CSU Classification Salary Range: $79.22 / hour - $154.19 /hour

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: Hourly-Intermittent 

Pay Plan12 months 

Work Hours: Varies based on operational needs

Department Information 

At Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services (SHCWS), we support all aspects of student wellness to improve overall health and promote lifetime wellness through collaboration, education, and innovation. Our integrated approach to healthcare goes beyond treating illnesses. Our team of health and wellness professionals work collaboratively to ensure our students have access to top quality care that supports their physical, mental, emotional, and basic needs. SHCWS is accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of medical and/or mental health disorders within the scope of the assigned specialty; understanding of community resources for referral of medical and/or mental health care and treatment in the specialty beyond the scope of the Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services. Knowledge of local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field and the assigned specialty. Thorough knowledge of applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy; ability to serve as a mentor and resource consultant for Student Health, Counseling and Wellness Services personnel; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners, therapists, nursing, and specialists, as well as students, administrators, staff and faculty.

Experience and Education:

Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or more residency programs and/or fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent in a specialty appropriate to their assigned specialty duties.

License and Certification Requirements:

Physicians - Specialty Services must possess* and maintain:

  • A valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.
  • Current board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty or sub-specialty appropriate for their assigned specialty duties.
  • A valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration and number for prescribing controlled substances.
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) (ACLS) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.

*Note: In accordance with Executive Order 943 a physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification, but must be board certified as soon as possible, but no later than two years after the date of hire.

Required Qualifications 

  1. Knowledge and interest in working with college students.
  2. Medical Degree (MD OR DO).
  3. Board certified in Psychiatry.
  4. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of California in good standing.
  5. Completion of a psychiatric residency.
  6. Possess current DEA (Drug Enforcement) certificate.
  7. Experience using an EHR (Electronic Health Record System).
  8. Sensitivity to diversity and multi-cultural issues.
  9. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.

Condition of Employment

  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with University students.
  2. Ability to work and communicate in a positive and cooperative manner on a multi-disciplinary team.
  3. Ability to handle difficult, sensitive and confidential situations tactfully.
  4. Good written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in administering an outpatient psychiatry service.
  6. Experience providing training to multi-disciplinary Providers.
  7. Experience in consulting licensed clinical staff.
  8. Recent experience (within last two years) working with an outpatient setting in Psychiatry.
  9. Excellent clinical skills and knowledge in the areas of psychiatry described in the job duties, including evaluation and treatment.

Required Licenses/Certifications 

  • Current copy of California Medical Board Physician license
  • Drug Enforcement (DEA) License
  • CPR/AED, BLS certification

Documents Needed to Apply

  • Resume (CV) and Cover Letter
  • Copies of required licenses/certifications:
    • California Medical Board Physician license
    • Drug Enforcement (DEA) License
    • CPR/AED, BLS certification

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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