San Jose, California


Job Summary

*This is a part-time benefited position*

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) provides limited psychiatric services for students as an augmented service to regularly registered students. Psychiatric services may include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illness. A SWC Psychiatrist is expected to obtain a detailed intake assessment, as well as to order any appropriate laboratory tests to support diagnostic evaluations. A SWC Psychiatrist may, when appropriate, refer students to other practitioners within the SJSU Wellness Center. Chronic psychiatric illness may require referral to community resources for more extensive follow-up and treatment. Receiving operational direction from the Senior Physician and reporting to the Medical Director, the SWC Psychiatrist works independently in performing assigned student services and consultations with SWC medical staff and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counseling staff. Consultation could involve advice regarding psychiatric diagnostic treatment and psychotherapeutic activities and are in accordance with the overall operation of the SWC and within the scope of the program established by the Board of Trustees. The incumbent may provide highly specialized advice regarding planning, coordinating, and evaluating ongoing psychiatric care of students. All staff are expected to conform to CSU, State, and Federal regulations and laws. Although unlikely, there may be an occasion of brief evening or weekend work. Working collegially and collaboratively to support student success is the bottom line purpose of this and all SWC positions.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric disorders
  • See patients on an appointment and triage basis, receiving referrals from, and consulting with, SWC clinicians and Counseling Staff
  • Makes appropriate referrals for problems outside field of expertise and/or beyond the scope of the SWC and Counseling services
  • Electronically records, completes, and charts patient records daily
  • Counseling and instruction for patients concerning stress management and other modalities for prevention of psychiatric illness
  • Approaches and actions that help reduce RISK for SJSU; may also participate in Care Team efforts
  • Oversees the management of patients by SWC Psychiatric Nurse / Nurse Practitioner, if applicable
  • In-service training, AAAHC Accreditation, and health education projects, relevant meetings
  • Studies, records, and reports in support of SWC quality control efforts
  • Presentations, training and seminars to support department effectiveness
  • Programs to streamline or increase effectiveness of comprehensive (mental) health services to students
  • Initiatives and changes to improve quality and services
  • Causes of problems; presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices; English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Thorough knowledge of current and advanced principles of general psychiatry, including knowledge of available community resources and how to use them
  • Demonstrated skills in diagnostic clinical decision-making and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
  • Physical ability and manual dexterity to perform patient care in functional areas to which assigned
  • Working knowledge of ethics and standards of local and national medical associations and understanding local, state, and federal government regulations
  • Working knowledge of software applicable to this position, such as medical record and scheduling software
  • Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to communicate with both patients and SWC staff; possession of good customer service and public relations skills
  • Ability to quickly assess emergency psychiatric situations and provide the necessary prompt course of action
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate an assigned, on-going clinical program
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive intake case histories
  • Ability to observe, listen to, and work with a diverse multicultural population of students and staff in a university community
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects
  • Ability to participate on medical staff committees as required
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment


Required Qualifications

  • 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
  • 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 subspecialty 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) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with teenage and young adult health concerns and opportunities
  • One (1) year practicing as psychiatrist
  • Organizational efforts to support community resilience and wellbeing



Classification: Physician – Specialty Care
Anticipated Hiring Range: $12,360/month - $12,783/month (Part-Time)
CSU Salary Range: $12,819 /month - $24,950/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Current License/Certifications

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 9, 2022 through September 25, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


Contact Information

University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


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Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


San Jose, California

San Jose State is conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.

From its beginnings as a normal school that trained teachers for the developing frontier, SJSU has matured into a metropolitan university offering more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees with 110 concentrations.

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