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.  

Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for Adult Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Program

Portland Mental Health & Wellness is a thriving private practice and training practice with two locations in SE and Downtown Portland. We are a collaboration of psychologists, psychiatric prescribers, counselors and our trainees. We emphasize a focus on relating with the person first and foremost and addressing diagnosis and treatment from within the relationship.

Portland Mental Health & Wellness offers Outpatient Mental Health Services including psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and groups and Intensive Outpatient Programs for adults, with a specific IOP track for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Clinical staff can expect a professional, collegial and relational environment in which we strive to be collaborative, creative and supportive across disciplines. We prioritize opportunities for formal and informal consultation and have administrative support systems in place that allow us to focus primarily on meeting with our patients.

We strongly emphasize trauma-informed, patient-centered, culturally competent care. We strive to focus on establishing comfort and safety for patients, integrating anti-racist policies and practices, and on coordination of care with primary care doctors, specialists, pediatricians, schools, and other mental health clinicians.

Learn more about Portland Mental Health & Wellness Organizational Culture.

Population

In the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program we see adults who primarily present with acute depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and substance disorders. We see patients with both commercial insurance and Medicaid. All patients are served in our SE Division St. and SW Washington St. locations.

Responsibilities

  • Direct psychiatric patient care within the IOP
  • Assist Director of IOP 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
  • Communicate with patients’ family members, support systems, and outside providers as needed
  • 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 
  • Collaborate with Director and program staff to provide accurate clinical information for ongoing utilization reviews 
  • The psychiatrist or PMHNP works with our staff of licensed mental health providers as well as trainees to provide comprehensive mental health care.
  • The psychiatrist or PMHNP collaborates with community partners, colleagues, and patients to provide patient-centered, strengths-based, individualized and tailored care.
  • The psychiatrist or PMHNP would conduct psychiatric evaluations; making diagnoses and prescribing medication to patients in IOP
  • The psychiatrist or PMHNP would conduct initial Assessments & Follows Ups while patients are enrolled in IOP.
  • The psychiatrist or PMHNP  would attend IOP staff meetings (3 days a week/30 minutes a day)
  • Less a responsibility and more a mention of support, the PMHNP role includes a designated support staff for all clerical needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum requirements

  • Licensed to practice 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
  • 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
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with staff of diverse backgrounds, training, and levels of experience and to promoting teamwork in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Must be able to see, hear, carry, bend, sit and use a keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Able to focus in an open office environment which may include direct or indirect interruptions.
  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to fluorescent lights and computer monitors.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Must be able to tolerate exposure to fluorescent lights and computer monitors.
  • Familiarity with and capacity to strengthen skills for working in a Google Suite environment.
  • Knowledge of general office machines, telephone systems, and other information systems
  • Comfortable working paperless, using and saving files electronically
  • Competent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others
  • Maintains a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Follow all guidelines set by HIPAA

Compensation:

Flat rate per IOP encounter, commission for optional outpatient caseload.

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

    • Paid sick time (40 hrs to start)
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid Hours Off based on revenue expectations
    • Health, dental, vision insurance for full time employees
    • Employer Paid Life/AD&D
    • Voluntary Short Term Disability
    • 401K retirement with 3-4% company match once eligible
    • Loan repayment program opportunity through the Oregon Office of Rural Health
    • Annual CE allowance
    • Quarterly profit sharing bonus
    • 20% discount on vitamins & supplements through Wellevate

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.

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. 

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 acknowledge that you have been given an opportunity to discuss this with Human Resources.

For immediate consideration, please submit a CV and cover letter with our application form.

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