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Portland Mental Health & Wellness is a thriving private practice and training practice with two locations in SE and SW Portland. We are a collaboration of psychologists, psychiatric prescribers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and our trainees. We emphasize relationship first and foremost and diagnosis and treatment from within that relationship.

We strongly emphasize trauma informed care, cultural competency, establishing comfort and safety for patients, and coordination of care with primary care doctors, specialists, pediatricians, schools, and other mental health clinicians.

Psychiatric Medical Director – $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Location: All

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

Employee Classification: Exempt (Salaried), Full-Time

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Compensation: $250,000 annually ($10,000 signing bonus for direct hires!)

About the Company

Portland Mental Health & Wellness (PMHW) is a highly regarded private group practice serving the Portland, Oregon region with strong DEAI values and principles. Our team of skilled professionals, including psychiatrists, mental health nurse practitioners, as well as clinical psychologists and therapists, are dedicated to providing top-quality care to all patients. We believe in treating the whole person by integrating a holistic approach to mental health care.

About the Role

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Psychiatric Medical Director to join our leadership team. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Psychiatric Medical Director will be responsible for overseeing and developing the entire medical department, which includes the outpatient medical management team and the intensive outpatient program (IOP) medical management team.

Primary Function:

The Portland Mental Health & Wellness (PMHW) Psychiatric Medical Director is responsible for overseeing and developing the entire medical department at PMHW – IOP & Outpatient, including oversight of peer to peer consultation, ensuring licensure and documentation compliance, and generally being a go-to-resource for the PMHW medical team. They must have a positive and supportive attitude toward PMHW and be engaged in its overall success, with an eye toward support and best practices. They must have the ability to think globally and holistically, solve problems, and have good decision-making and communication skills. The Medical Director’s overall responsibilities are approximately  60% clinical and 40% administrative.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor management reports that summarize medical team caseloads, to do lists, and documentation status. 
  • Participate in 1-hour, bi-weekly medical team meetings. 
  • Participate in 1-2-hour, bi-weekly clinical management meetings.
  • Participate in weekly clinical consultation groups with clinical staff. 
  • Conduct and document quarterly reviews for all medical staff.
  • Partner with the PMHW IOP Director to facilitate medical discussions and training during the monthly all-staff meeting.
  • Participate in second-round interviews for medical team candidates, including LMPs and MAs. 
  • In partnership with the PMHW IOP Director, create unified medical and clinical policies and procedures for all of PMHW, by updating existing policies and procedures and developing new ones..
  • Solicit feedback from the medical team to provide to management and be the liaison between the medical and leadership teams.
  • Convey information regarding policies and practices to medical staff.
  • Oversee and ensure successful training of all new medical staff.
  • Conduct monthly chart audits to ensure compliance and consistency in medical charting standards in accordance with PMHW policies & procedures and to ensure quality and appropriateness of medical care.
  • Be the point of contact for external chart audits.
  • Support new medical team members upon hire and for the first 2 weeks (at most) to ensure compliance with PMHW policies & procedures.
  • Oversee and ensure successful  PMHW medical team departures following patient-centered and ethical standards, including appropriate termination letters and smooth patient transfers.
  • Partner with Human Resources to conduct exit interviews, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Requirements:


  • In-depth knowledge of psychiatry and related medical fields, including current best practices and emerging research
  • Knowledge of mental health care regulations and standards
  • Understanding of financial and operational aspects of a private psychiatry practice
  • Strong familiarity with DEAI principles and values
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment planning, and engagement of psychotherapy and/or psychiatric services
  • Knowledge of principles of case conceptualization and diagnostic justification
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, and cultures and their history and origins
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn practice policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn medical terminology associated with specific role
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn basic insurance terminology and procedures associated with providing clinical services within an insurance-based practice
  • Knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, for effective and appropriate communication
  • Knowledge of web-based computer programs and applications in an Apple/Mac environment


  • Demonstrate an understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline.
  • Appropriately and effectively assess and treat behavioral and affective disorders, with an emphasis on relational and process intervention models.
  • Assess risk for harm to self or others at intake as well as throughout the course of treatment.
  • Maintain current and comprehensive clinical documentation compliant with Oregon Health Authority requirements. 
  • Coordination of care with multiple providers, both within the practice and at other facilities.
  • Focus clinical practice on individuals, families, or populations across the life span at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems. This includes the assessment, diagnosis, and management of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders.
  • Provide consultation to healthcare providers and others to enhance quality and cost-effective services for patients and to effect change in organizational systems.


  • Engage in ongoing training opportunities provided by Portland Mental Health & Wellness and elsewhere to improve skills in diagnosis, treatment planning, and engagement of psychotherapy and/or psychiatric services that emphasize the Mission, Vision and Values, as well as the Organizational Culture Principles, of Portland Mental Health & Wellness.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member, and to communicate clearly, compassionately, and respectfully, with medical and mental health professionals, as well as with administrative support staff.
  • Ability to flexibly respond to changing demands within the work environment. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, time, and responsibilities effectively, as well as to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees, and the public. 
  • Ability to function proficiently in a web-based, Google Workspace computer environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Medicine from an AMA accredited university. 
  • Hold an active medical license to practice in the State of Oregon with full prescriptive authority.
  • DEA certificate in good standing. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience as a psychiatric prescriber working successfully with a clinical team. 
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient private practice setting and/or intensive outpatient setting; demonstrated competence in assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and current, sound prescriptive practices. 
  • Demonstrate competence and humility in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, ability et al
  • Demonstrate commitment to the preservation of a workplace which embraces diversity
  • Demonstrate commitment to confidentiality of patient and employee information
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with patients and clinicians
  • Demonstrate a strong attention to detail and organization
  • Demonstrate patience: being patient with people who may have trouble communicating or understanding what is happening is imperative for this position
  • Follow policies and procedures to contribute to the administrative efficiency of the practice, taking initiative to suggest and develop those that may be needed
  • Ability to work with Mac OS & Google Workspace

Equipment Operated: Standard office equipment, including computers, fax machines, copiers, printers, telephones, etc. 

Work Environment: When working from a PMHW office, the position is in a well-lit office environment. Varied activities including sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, and lifting.

Mental and Physical Requirements: Involves sitting approximately 90 percent of the day, walking or standing the remainder. Ability to tolerate mental and emotional distress as an anticipated aspect of the position. May require working under stressful conditions. 

Portland Mental Health & Wellness offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes:

  • Paid Health Leave (40 hrs to start)
  • Paid Floating Holiday Hours (48 hours)
  • Paid Time Off (80 hrs to start)
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Employer Paid Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability
  • Monthly TriMet Transportation Pass Covered at 50%
  • 401K Retirement with 3-4% Company Match Once Eligible
  • Quarterly Profit Sharing
  • Enrollment with Student Loan Tutor
  • Loan-Repayment Program Opportunity Through the Oregon Health Authority’s Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative
  • Opportunities for Provision of Supervision and Training
  • Annual Continuing Education Allowance
  • Weekly Consultation Groups
  • 20% Discount on Vitamins & Supplements Through Wellevate
  • Full-Time Medical Providers Are Eligible for Full Reimbursement for Premiums Paid Toward Their Malpractice Insurance

This description is intended to provide only the basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as the practice’s needs evolve. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of every job.

The physical requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. By signing below, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the Essential Functions of this job, with or without accommodation. If an accommodation is needed, you have an opportunity to discuss this with Human Resources.