Catholic Charities
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Contract
  • Catholic Charities

Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.



Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Family Support and Counseling Services

Part-Time Independent Contractor (16 hours/week); Non-exempt

Reports to: Outpatient Clinical Services Manager



Inspired by the transformative power of God's love, Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, partners with the most vulnerable in the community, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals, and to support their physical and social well-being. Catholic Charities of Oregon envisions a society in which all people thrive economically, socially, and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful, and just communities; and recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life.



The Intercultural Counseling Center at Catholic Charities offers a variety of services to promote hope, healing, and wellness. We believe that people recovering from mental health needs and emotional traumas building resilience to live, work and thrive in the community.  Our goal is to provide outpatient comprehensive support and therapeutic services to individuals and families experiencing mental health needs.  The treatment philosophy embraces strengths based as well as culture and trauma-informed approaches that are both evidenced-based practices and offer practice-based evidences.


The Licensed Medical Professional provides comprehensive specialized psychiatric services management to adults and children receiving services through Catholic Charities Intercultural Counseling Center.  The Licensed Medical Provider serves as a psychiatric consultant and resource and collaborates with the Mental Health Clinicians, Clinical Case Managers, Peer Support Specialists, and others to provide holistic support and wrap-around services to individuals and families. 



  • Provide direct patient care including but not limited to psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychoeducation, and consultation primarily at Catholic Charities office but may be assigned to work at Catholic Charities service sites throughout the Tri-County area.
  • Collaborate and consult with Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Qualified Mental Health Associates, Peer Support Specialists and/or community resources to assist with and/or coordinate the delivery of services to clients with mental health needs.
  • Provide comprehensive psychiatric consultation to Qualified Mental Health Professionals to ensure appropriate diagnostic criteria are met and evidenced-based practices are utilized. 
  • Review treatment plans and individual interventions to ensure medical necessity of provision of services, and appropriate interventions.
  • Pursues ongoing continuing education to stay current/up to date with best practice standards and licensure requirements.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Meets standards for documentation and performs data entry related to client assessment, client care, community referrals and quality indicators in the electronic record according to established guidelines.
  • Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.
  • Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • A board-certified or board-eligible psychiatrist licensed to practice in the State of Oregon or Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university or in possession of or ability to obtain a license to practice as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority in the State of Oregon.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and therefore diverse perceptions of physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral health, healing, treatment and resilience needs.
  • Experience working in an outpatient clinic is preferred.
  • Experience working with children and/or adults.
  • Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.  High attention to detail required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and auto vehicle background check required
  • Excellent proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office.
  • Commitment to Catholic Charities mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Travel between sites in Portland may be required.  Must have driver's license, access to vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
  • Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required.


COMPENSATION:   Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.  


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