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PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time



University Health Services


Position Description

Provides high quality psychiatric care to faculty, staff, dependents and retirees of Harvard University. This patient population is interesting, high motivated, and generally very responsible about their psychiatric care.  The position provides 80% face-to-face clinical time (60 minutes for new intakes, 20 and 40 minutes for follow-up visits), and 20% allotted for administrative tasks.  Works collaboratively with a highly skilled team of social workers and psychologists within the Department of Behavioral Health, who offer 60-minute counseling sessions.  Communicates as necessary with primary care physicians and with outside therapists.  Collaborates with Care Coordination regarding hospitalized patients, or patients with complicated medical needs.  Meets with Behavioral Health team weekly at the Wednesday staff meeting to review cases and practice matters.  Other supports include robust informational systems, user-friendly electronic medical record with links to other Harvard hospitals, on- site member services, quality management team, and expert practice management.  Harvard University Health Services uses Lean management, and all clinicians and staff participate in Lean projects including Behavioral Health departmental initiatives aimed at improving patient care.  Covers after hours on call as second call provider one week at a time including weekends and holidays (an average of 5-7 weeks of coverage per year).   


  • Facilitates the clinical management of patients through the process of evaluation, diagnosis, consultation and referral to the appropriate resources.
  • Provides individual crisis intervention and medication management.
  • Coordinates outpatient visits to ensure timely access to appropriate services.
  • Identifies and monitors high risk patients and expedites an individualized crisis management plan.
  • Develops and maintains mechanisms to assure continuity of care for individuals in acute distress.
  • Provides and documents patient and family education.
  • Assists and participates in the development of treatment plans consistent with the policies and procedures of the Mental Health Service.
  • Works in collaboration with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provides problem-specific, solution focused care.
  • Provides treatment for acute focal problems, developmental and relationship issues and care for stable mental health concerns.
  • Evaluates for full or partial hospitalizations.
  • Psychopharmacology:
  • Provides psychopharmacological treatment/support for patients.
  • Prescribes psychotropic medications listed in HUHS Formulary.
  • Provides required prescribing reports.
  • Supports primary care model.
  • Manages caseload appropriately.
  • Documents all patient contacts accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manages clinically expected outcomes to treatment.
  • Makes appropriate referrals and lab requests.
  • Identifies and assesses appropriateness of care and accessibility.
  • Covers after hours on call as second call provider one week at a time including weekends and holidays (an average of 5-7 weeks of coverage per year).
  • Adjusts to multiple demands, priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change; shows resilience in the face of constraints and frustrations of adversity.  Willingly adjusts schedule to accommodate the needs of the department and HUHS.
  • Attends meetings and participates on HUHS and University committees and makes positive contributions.
  • Adheres to the expectations and professional responsibilities of the department.
  • Employs the standards, practices, and procedures of the department.
  • Completes and complies with HUHS training requirements including HIPAA Privacy and Security.
  • Reports non-compliance incidents to the supervisor, manager, and/or Compliance Officer.

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate of a U.S. based residency program.
  • Board Certified in Adult and/or Child Psychiatry, licensed to practice in Massachusetts.
  • Experience in an outpatient setting.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years ofexperience and authoritative knowledge of clinical principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective communication, negotiation, leadership, and teaching.
  • Commitment to high quality, cost-effective health care and research in a large multidisciplinary prepaid group practice.

Physical Requirements

Medical Clearance  

As a condition of your employment at Harvard University Health Services, we request written documentation of the following:  

• Letter of good health from your personal health care provider  

• Most recent TB skin test (within past 3 months) or, if known skin test positive, documentation of previous chest x-ray, information about any past treatment  

• Documentation of immunity (positive antibody titers) for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.  

• Proof of appropriate past immunization for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.  

• Hepatitis B vaccine series – required for staff with possible exposure to blood or blood borne pathogens. 

• COVID-19 Card – Vaccine and Booster 

Working Conditions

Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvard’s Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: 
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: 

Additional Information

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including: 
This patient population is interesting, high motivated, and generally very responsible about their psychiatric care.  The position provides 80% face-to-face clinical time (60 minutes for new intakes, 20 and 40 minutes for follow-up visits), and 20% allotted for administrative tasks. 

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. 
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. 
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. 
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. 
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. 
  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services. 
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston. 

Job Function

Health Care

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

374290 Psychiatrist



Salary Grade



Behavioral Health


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal, Education, Identity

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Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.