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Apply Now Job no: 527735
Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 1 - UAPD - Union of American Physicians/Dentists, Health Professionals, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

This position, under the direct supervision of the SHS Medical Director, will be responsible for the provision of efficient, cost-effective medical care to SDSU student-patients. The Physician­ Specialty Services Psychiatrist is a licensed, highly skilled health care practitioner who provides a wide range of primary health care services within a student health center including assessment and management. The incumbent may receive work direction from a Lead Physician and will work collaboratively with the Lead Physician, other Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and other staff consisting of Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Clinical Assistants.

Under supervision of the Medical Director, Physician - Specialty Services Psychiatrists are assigned to perform specialized clinical services within the scope of practice of a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) license in the State of California, and board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty or subspecialty as appropriate to the assigned duties. Examples of specialty services include, but are not limited to orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology and psychiatry.

The incumbent will provide psychiatric services to students at San Diego State University (SDSU) upon referral from providers at Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) and Student Ability and Success Center (SASC). These services positively impact and support student well-being and academic success.

Physician - Specialty Services Psychiatrists work as a team with other Student Health Center staff and may be assigned responsibility for the clinical supervision of the delivery of health care by other health care professionals and practitioners such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses or others engaged in the care of student-patients.

This position has flexibility with regards to working 30, 32, 36, or 40 hours per week (with a set schedule).

This is a benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2024, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This appointment has options to be a 10/12, 11/12, or 12/12 pay-plan position. The incumbent works either 10, 11, or 12 months per year and is paid over 12 months, with June and/or July as the anticipated off month(s).

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

Student Health Services offers primary medical care and health promotion to students of San Diego State University through a wide range of programs and services. Care is provided by board certified physicians, certified nurse practitioners and other medical staff including nurses, clinical laboratory scientists, x-ray technologists, medical assistants, and pharmacists. In addition to the basic medical care, Student Health Services offers health education, orthopedics, osteopathic manipulative treatment and psychiatry.

The mission of SDSU Student Health Services is to provide high-quality, convenient, student-focused medical care in a safe and welcoming environment, actively partnering with our student- patients to help them achieve and maintain healthy lives in support of their personal and academic success.

For more information regarding Student Health Services, click here.

Education and Experience

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.

Key Qualifications

  • One or more years of post-residency psychiatric clinical experience in a college health service or with adolescent or young adult age groups.
  • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team.
  • Computer skills competency, including word processing, email, and electronic medical records documentation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a challenging workload, being flexible and accepting of same day changes made in the patient scheduling, while maintaining positive and respectful relationships with colleagues and students.

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • 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.

*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.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed:

  • $16,182 per month for 12 month position;
  • $14,833 per month for 11 month position;
  • $13,485 per month for 10 month position.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $12,819 - $24,950 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 5, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

CSU Vaccine Policy: The California State University has established a policy requiring faculty, staff, and students accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To access the SDSU campus, you must be fully up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster if you are eligible for one, or request a medical, religious, or off campus exemption, as applicable. 

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Beau Barron at


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