We recognize the health disparities of people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that the experiences of these communities must be valued in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.  For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with our application form.

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.

IOP Psychiatric Provider (Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

Location: Hybrid and Remote Options Available

Hours: 5-7 hours per week

Compensation: $130/hour

Reports to: Medical Director

Primary Function:

The IOP psychiatric provider is responsible for working with IOP patients. This position will work in collaboration with the Medical Director. This position must have a positive and supportive attitude toward the agency and its overall success. Must have the ability to think globally, solve problems, and have good decision-making skills.

  • Independently licensed psychiatric provider to conduct psychiatric evaluations; making diagnoses and prescribing medication to patients in IOP 
  • Clinical encounters: Present for at least one IOP staff meeting per week (30 minutes), weekly supervision with Medical Director, along with a caseload of IOP patients

Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage in program specific prescriber meetings/supervision with the Medical Director
  • Follow all medical policies and procedures
  • Cover psychiatric patient care within the IOP, for any patients in need of psychiatric oversight
  • Assist IOP Director with hospitalization process for patients in acute crisis, including calling ahead to the hospital and providing clinical to hospital staff 
  • Complete psychiatric clinical records for all patient contacts 
  • Assess patients regularly for safety, ADLs, and mental status
  • Treatment planning and regular assessment of patients’ progress, including need for higher or lower level of care, transition plan, and/or discharge planning
  • Engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with program staff, to ensure quality continuation of care 
  • Commit to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training, and levels of experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Requirements: 

Knowledge: 

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and capacity to strengthen skills for working in Google Workspace.

Skills: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of sound ethical practice in conjunction with the established and defined ethics of one’s training and discipline.
  • Skills in de-escalation
  • 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.
  • Welcome and utilize feedback with interest and curiosity from peers, colleagues, managers and directors, as well as in supervision and consultation settings.
  • Remain up-to-date with current PMHW goals and policies, and requirements set forth by PMHW contracted insurance companies.
  • Respond with appropriate level of urgency to issues raised by practitioners, prioritize importance, and resolve issues or delegate as appropriate.
  • Model through behaviors and attitudes the values that reflect and are consistent with the policies and values of PMHW.

Abilities: 

  • Collaborate with IOP Director and program staff to provide accurate clinical information for ongoing utilization reviews 
  • Demonstrated competence in assessment, diagnosis, medication evaluation and current, sound prescriptive practices, particularly working with a diverse client population, including clients from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, religious minority clients, clients from communities of color, and sexual minority, transgender and gender non-binary clients
  • Maintain a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information and follow all guidelines set by HIPAA
  • 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 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 computer environment.

Education and Experience: Licensed to practice as a Board Certified Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the State of Oregon with full prescriptive authority and DEA certificate in good standing. Minimum 2 years experience working in prescriptive capacity with psychologically complex adults in higher levels of care (residential, inpatient, PHP, IOP), community mental health, or outpatient settings.

Clinical Encounter Expectations: The IOP Psychiatric Provider is responsible for carrying a caseload IOP patients.

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-lighted office environment. Varied activities including sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, and lifting. Must be able to see, hear, carry, bend, sit, and use a computer and keyboard for extended periods of time. Able to focus in an open office environment which may include direct or indirect interruptions.

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 therapists that includes:

  • Paid health leave (40 hrs to start)
  • Paid holidays (48 hours)
  • Paid vacation (accrued based on encounter expectations)
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Employer Paid Life/AD&D
  • 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 CE allowance
  • Weekly consultation groups
  • 20% discount on vitamins & supplements through Wellevate

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 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 the People & Culture Manager.

Portland Mental Health is an equal opportunity employer. We support and encourage diversity.