Utah State University

Psychiatric Services Provider

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/17/2022 1:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Health & Medical Professions
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Student Affairs
Student Health Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with licensure and experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) is an integral department within Student Affairs. The Psychiatric Services Provider (Psychiatrist) functions as an active member of the SHWC care team. The SHWC receives a high volume of outpatient visits each day including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

The Provider will be responsible for providing routine and emergent psychiatric care to enrolled students. This includes performing a comprehensive mental health history and diagnostic interview, ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing, and making therapeutic decisions including prescribing medications within the scope of state licensure. Collaborates with and provides consultation to other treatment providers including mental health and medical providers. Monitors patient outcomes and initiates changes in treatment plan based on patient response. The Provider must demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism and serving underrepresented populations, follow agency policies and procedures consistent with state mental health statutes, ethical guidelines, best practices, HIPAA, and FERPA, and maintain accurate and timely documentation for all clinical interactions and consultations.

The Provider role may also include tasks related to prevention and promotion of healthy habits. Although a demanding role, this position will be highly rewarding for a compassionate individual who practices with the highest level of integrity.


  • Medical Care for Behavioral Health Conditions
    • Obtain history of present illness utilizing assessments by nurses, therapists, family members, University administrators, law-enforcement, as available, and own interview skills.
    • Review past medical history, personal and social history, and family history, as appropriate.
    • Develop differential diagnosis and evaluation plan.
    • Order and interpret clinical laboratory data and psychological testing as indicated, in an accurate and cost-effective manner.
    • Develop final diagnosis and treatment plan appropriate to problem
    • Implement treatment plan within scope of training and experience or refer appropriately.
    • Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.
    • Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or other professionals to discuss treatment plans and progress.
    • Educate patients regarding illness and answer patients' questions courteously.
    • Advise and inform guardians, relatives, and significant others of patients' conditions and treatment when indicated.
    • Provide appropriate follow-up with the SHWC or referral to another provider.
    • Create medical record entries for all patient interactions that accurately reflect the interaction, procedures done or planned, and diagnosis.
  • Supportive Consultation
    • Provide and/or participate in continuing medical education programs for medical support staff, USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and nursing staff.
    • Participate in informal and formal consultations in the SHWC and with CAPS.
    • Participate in peer review of records, as requested.
  • University and Community Service
    • o Participate in administrative duties or other assignments, as assigned by the Executive Director.
    • o Participate, from time to time, in guest lectures, educational presentations or other student-staff activities as needed.
    • o Serve on committees to promote and maintain community mental health services and delivery systems.
  • Other general expectations of position:
    • Practice within abilities and within established standards of care of the Student Health and Wellness Center.
    • Treat patients, staff, and co-workers with courtesy and respect
    • Maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients and staff to facilitate exchange of information.
    • Maintain a current fund of knowledge applicable to the practice of medicine in a College Health setting, including current standards of care, treatments and procedures applicable to a student population.
    • Complete medical records in a timely and readable manner.
  • DISCLAIMER: This job description is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all the duties and responsibilities of this job. This position is not a telework appointment and may occasionally require work in the evenings and on weekends.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nursing or Physician's Assistant Master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Current license to practice as a physician's assistant or nurse practitioner in the State of Utah.
  • Active Drug Enforcement Agency certification.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health setting required. Minimum of one year experience as a psychiatric nurse practitioner or physician's assistant required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.D. degree, or a D.O degree from an accredited institution of medical education.
  • Valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Utah.
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry by an acceptable certifying body.
  • Experience working with a young adult patient population or in a college health or mental health setting.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with licensure and experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

About the Center
The mission of the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) at Utah State University (USU) is to provide primary medical and mental health services to the USU student body and assist the USU community in the development of life skills necessary to enhance personal wellness.


About Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs (Student Affairs) comprises 11 departments or areas and encourages students to participate in the creation of a vibrant and healthy campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners to ensure all members of our community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life. As a division, our mission is to support student well-being and success with the ultimate goal of assisting students in discovering their passion and purpose. Student Affairs is committed to the grounding of our programs, procedures, and policies in the tenets of equity and inclusion. Our expectation is that all employees are engaged in this work of creating a welcoming environment that supports the success of students and employees.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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