New Haven, Connecticut
Sep 11, 2019
Position Type

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music

General Purpose: 

Mental Health and Counseling (MHC) at Yale Health supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students by providing individual and group psychotherapy as well as psychiatry services to a diverse, talented, and passionate student body of over 13,000 individuals. MHC employs over 30 clinicians consisting of LCSWs, psychologists, and psychiatrists and also provides high quality training to psychiatry residents, psychology post-docs and post-MSW fellows. MHC is a vibrant and energetic environment that values collaboration and initiative and is looking for candidates who want to be an integral part of the Yale Health community. MHC is part of Yale Health, which is a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on the campus of Yale University.

As a Psychiatrist in the Department of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health Center, provide seamless, coordinated, compassionate, patient-centered care to a culturally diverse student population. Adheres to the American Psychiatric Association Code of Ethical Conduct. Reports to the Director of Mental Health & Counseling.

Successful candidates will be dedicated professionals who are stimulated by the idea of working with a unique and diverse patient population, including Yale students, faculty, and staff as well as their families. Yale Health is an open and accepting medical home providing culturally sensitive, patient-centered care to all members. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their education and experience, to the diversity and excellence of the Yale community. Yale Health is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Assess, define, and document patients’ clinical problems and provide appropriate diagnoses; plan and execute therapy in a timely manner; keep legible, cogent records of care. Treatment includes individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and couples therapy as well as psychopharmacology. Provide consultation and teaching to residents. Provide crisis intervention and participate in weekday, after-hours on-call rotation, including weekends and holiday/recess periods. Provide psychopharmacology evaluations and prescribe medication as appropriate. Responsible for overseeing psychopharmacology treatment of their designated patients.
  • Liaison to University Community and direct work with residential colleges. May work with deans, masters, and other Yale staff on student issues. Participate in training as needed.
  • Work to build and provide care not only for their individual patients, but be readily available as clinical backup for other colleagues.
  • Maintain patient charts and reports.
  • Flexibility in adjusting appointment schedules to meet changing clinical demands and a willingness to consider the needs of the department and other physicians when scheduling time off.
  • Cooperative and supportive of multi-disciplinary staff; willingness to see walk-in and call-in patients when asked by support staff.
  • Undertake teaching activities with psychiatry residents and post- doctoral fellows.
  • Regularly attend and participate in department meetings and committee assignments.
  • Meet regularly with Department Chief and Manager.

This position is full-time 37.50 Weekdays; evenings, weekends, and holidays/recess may be required. Participates in on-call rotation.

Required Education and Experience: 

Graduation from an accredited medical school and accredited residency program. Demonstrated clinical skills. Qualified for hospital and faculty appointments, CT Medical License, CT Controlled Substance Registration, Federal DEA Registration.


  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to support staff with leadership, teaching, and team-building.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of an electronic medical record.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in treatment of adolescent or college students; working in a college mental health service.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at: Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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