Posted: Mar 19, 2024


Salary: $246,792.00 - $370,136.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A
Health Services

Northwest Human Services is a non-profit leader in providing advocacy, quality healthcare and social services in Marion and Polk counties since 1970.


Do you have a passion for increasing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate psychiatric care to the underserved, homeless, LGBTQ, or refugee populations? Then we have the job for you! As a psychiatrist you will collaborate with our Medical Director and Clinic Director to coordinate and integrate medical, mental health and psychiatric care to stabilize a patient's psychiatric conditions. Make an impact in the lives of people and become part of our treatment team today.

Location: West Salem Clinic | 1233 Edgewater St NW

Position Status: Full-time | Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm

Salary: Provider compensation at NWHS works on a salary basis. The base salary for a psychiatrist - ranges from $246,792 to $308,464, and up to $370,136. Salary is DOE.

YOUR ROLE: Diagnose and treat patients of the Primary Care department for psychiatric conditions. Monitor medications for an ethnically diverse patient population with medical and behavioral health problems. Provide brief intervention strategies and develop treatment plans for patients. Collaborate and consult with medical providers, mental health staff, and other partners to ensure effective treatment for patients with behavioral health disorders. Clinical supervision of medication activities of the clinic nursing staff.


  1. Provides psychiatric care to a panel of patients received via internal referral from the primary care department. Assists primary care providers in diagnosing and treating behavioral health and psychological issues, through diagnostic consultation, evaluation, and treatment.
  2. Conducts Psychiatric Evaluations and defines and coordinates the most effective out-patient treatment plan for the client, including cadence of appointments and referrals for supportive services to effectively support the client’s stabilization.
  3. Prescribe, follow-up, and monitor effectiveness and side-effects of prescribed psychotropic medications with select patients until they are stable and can be referred back to primary care for ongoing management.
  4. Maintain appropriate medical records documentation on all patients in accordance with organizational policy and agency initiatives including Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home. Consistently up to date on charting. Meets expectations of above 90% on weekly documentation report and maintains PAQ at less than 75 items at any given period.
  5. Actively contributes to care team by providing coverage to absent providers, being available to support staff, and serving on improvement teams.


  1. Psychiatrist possessing unrestricted license for practice in the state of Oregon.
  2. Three year's work experience and specialized training in the mental health field.
  3. Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and treatment for mental health conditions.
  4. Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions and develop appropriate management/treatment plans.
  5. Able to work effectively as a team, interfacing with patients, primary care providers, mental health staff, as well as administrative and support staff.
  6. No evidence of immoral or unethical behavior. Agree to produce "clean" criminal records check.
  7. Experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations.
  8. Experience collaborating with medical and mental health providers.
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  10. Flexible, organized, and able to be self-directed and committed to the values and mission of the agency.
  11. Demonstrate and awareness of, and value for, cultural competency and customer service in the delivery of care.
  12. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software programs.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and qualifications for the role.

About NWHS:

We are a mission focused organization providing compassionate and professional medical, dental, psychiatry, mental health, and wraparound services for those in our community who need it most - uninsured individuals, families, the homeless, and migrant workers. 

As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center we value a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration, and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to service and support our diverse community.


Our Board of Directors and Administration strives to provides a benefits program that is comprehensive, competitive within our industry, and affordable for our employees.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health Plans: Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Flex Spending Account
  • Group Life: Short-Term & Long-Term Disability 100% paid by employer.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 3% employer match
  • 10 hours of monthly Paid Time Off based on FTE
  • 7½ paid holidays each year + 2 paid floating holidays.
  • Continuing Education Plan
  • Employee Healthy Living Program including gym membership and smoking cessation program.

Summary of Additional Benefits for Licensed Providers

(i.e., Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dentists, & Psychiatric Providers) 

Relocation Assistance l Performance Incentive Plan l Retention Bonus Plan l NHSC Loan Repayment l Office of Rural Health Loan Repayment l Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program l FTCA Coverage & Malpractice Wrap-Around Policy l CME Reimbursement & CME Pay l Professional License Renewal l DEA Certificate Renewal | Board Certification Renewal l BLS Renewal l as applicable to each position.

Northwest Human Services sites are eligible for various Provider Incentive Programs through the Oregon Office of Rural Health and National Health Service Corps loan repayment and scholar programs as well as the Rural Practitioner Tax Cred. For more information check out the Office of Rural Health, National health Service Corps, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness websites. NWHS sites have a Primary Care HPSA Score of 18, Dental score of 19, and a Mental Health score of 22.


If you are interested in joining a team that makes a difference in the lives of many, apply online at:  

For more information, contact the HR/Recruiting Department at: [email protected] | 503.588.5828

All candidates who receive a written offer of employment will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Equal Opportunity Employer | We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

How To Apply:

Please apply through our application link.