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Psychiatrist (Temp)

Apply now Job no: 538145
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Health Professionals, Temporary, Part Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

*This is a Temporary hourly intermittent position with the possibility of extension*


Job Summary

Within one of the nation’s most transformative universities, SJSU’s Student Wellness Center (SWC) fosters student opportunity in a revolutionary way by preparing students to maintain lifelong health and well-being. Physicians for the SWC contribute to the design, delivery, and quality enhancement of primary and specialty healthcare and wellness support to achieve this vision campus-wide. The Student Wellness Center provides limited psychiatric services for students which may include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illness. The Psychiatrist is expected to obtain a detailed intake assessment, as well as to order any appropriate laboratory tests to support diagnostic evaluations. The Psychiatrist may, when appropriate, refer students to other practitioners within the SJSU Wellness Center or refer to community resources for more extensive follow-up and treatment. Receiving operational direction from the Lead Physician and reporting to the Health Services Director, the Student Wellness Center Psychiatrist works independently in performing assigned student services and consultations with SWC medical staff and 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. 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

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic psychiatric disorders
  • See patients on an appointment and triage basis, receiving referrals from, and consulting with Student Wellness Center (SWC) clinicians, counselors, and providers
  • Make appropriate referrals for concerns outside field of expertise and/or beyond the scope of the SWC services
  • Electronically record, complete, and chart patient records daily
  • Provide counseling and instruction for patients concerning stress management and other modalities for prevention of psychiatric illness
  • Provide counseling and instruction for patients concerning other health modalities, including sexual health education and counseling on the administration of medication abortion services
  • Participate in In-service training, AAAHC Accreditation, health education projects, and relevant department and campus-wide meetings


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of current and advanced principles of general psychiatry, including knowledge of available community resources and how to use them
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive intake case histories
  • Ability to quickly assess emergency psychiatric situations and provide the necessary prompt course of action
  • 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 colleagues; English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports.
  • Possession of good customer service and public relations skills
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships within 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 establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • 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


Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a medical school
  • 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 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
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year practicing as a psychiatrist
  • Experience with college-aged (including teenage/young adult) health concerns and opportunities
  • Experience working within an integrated facility



Classification: Physician – Specialty Services
Anticipated Hiring Range: $125/hour - $130/hour
CSU Salary Range: $79.22/hour - $154.19/hour

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

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 23, 2024 through May 7, 2024. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


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University Personnel


CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University 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 and comply with other safety measures established by each 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. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.


Pursuant to Senate Bill 24 (Leyva) - College Student Right to Access Act, services provided by CSU Student Wellness Centers include, but are not limited to, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, health promotion/prevention, sexual health education and support (including the provision of medication abortion services), and other coordinated care services (including gender-affirming care). It is expected that all CSU SWC employees will engage in the administration of these services as applicable to their position, scope of practice, and license.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now 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 information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.


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).


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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023