Date posted
June 6, 2019
Employment Type
Contracted, Part-time (<24 hrs/wk)
Job Location
The Dalles/Hood River, OR
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Position: Contracted Psychiatrist - OR - Contracted Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Position title
Contracted Psychiatrist - OR - Contracted Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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Mid-Columbia Center for Living (MCCFL), a community behavioral health agency located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, invites letters of interest for the contracted positions of Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. The positions work up to 24 hours per week as independent contractors of MCCFL, providing psychiatric services to behavioral health clients in Hood River and The Dalles.

The Agency:  MCCFL is a quasi-governmental agency that provides behavioral health services within three counties in north-central Oregon (Hood River, Wasco and Sherman); it is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of an elected commissioner from each county.  The Agency operates, however, much like a nonprofit with leadership provided by an Executive Director and a Deputy Director.  MCCFL employs a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approach in providing clinical services to adults, children and families.  MCCFL has adopted the Sanctuary Model throughout the Agency.  The Agency is currently in its second year of implementing Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) as the model for its clinical services.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC): MCCFL was designated a CCBHC as part of a two-year demonstration program through the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State of Oregon. This program has been part of a comprehensive effort to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, and it has the opportunity to dramatically improve healthcare in our communities.  MCCFL will continue to direct its focus on developing and improving its integration efforts as the project comes to a close and new opportunities arise.

Contracted Services Provided:  Both the Psychiatrist and the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provide psychiatric services requiring valid, current licensure to practice in the State of Oregon. MCCFL anticipates that such services will include diagnostic assessment, consultation, medication management and monitoring, and documentation.  Other services may be performed as mutually agreed.  Services will be performed at MCCFL clinics in Hood River and The Dalles.

Desired Attributes:  MCCFL seeks independent contractors who possess strong commitment to behavioral healthcare in rural communities, and who understand the manner in which life in a rural community impacts the delivery of behavioral health services.  Experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of behavioral health issues is essential, as well as strong clinical judgment and assessment skills.  Sophisticated communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a sound understanding of trauma-informed care will be important to successfully working with the Agency and its clients.

Compensation:  A competitive hourly rate will be negotiated.

Interested?  Forward your letter of interest and CV to Al Barton, Deputy Director, al.barton@mccfl.org, or by fax, 541-298-5263.