Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Location: Trillium Family Services
Program/Department: Physician Services
Schedule: Full Time - Exempt

Job Summary: The duties of a Trillium Family Services psychiatrist includes: The provision of psychiatric assessment, treatment, and oversight of all cases assigned to their care, and the provision of clinical leadership to assigned treatment teams. They should also be able to assist in providing administrative and educational support to assigned programs as designated by the TFS medical director.


Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Collaborate with TFS Access department in determining the appropriateness of referred cases to Trillium Family Services’ programs
Conduct psychiatric evaluations that include a DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnosis of all youth entering their assigned programs
Participate in Treatment Planning Reviews of all assigned cases and taking a leadership role in updating, approving and conferring with team members on the Master Treatment Plan, Reviews and Discharges for all assigned clinical programs
Provide appropriate documentation for all psychiatric appointments
Monitor and assess overall client care. Be available to lead discussions during Clinical Review Board meetings on assigned cases
Order and review prescriptions for psychotropic drugs as clinically indicated
Complete in a timely manner all clinical documentation as required by agency policy and in accordance with regulatory and accreditation standards
Assist treatment team in obtaining consultation from indicated medical specialists and allied health professionals


Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated ability to conduct psychiatric evaluations of children, adolescents and their families
Demonstrated skills in treatment team, leadership, management and education
Demonstrated understanding of the functioning of complex organizational and social systems and how each system’s components interact with and impact others
Demonstrated ability to function in transitional administrative situations in an effective manner and be a productive participant in communication and change
Demonstrated understanding of the social supports required by at risk children, adolescents and families in the community and the ability to guide and facilitate the case management process to develop these supports
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of family dynamics and functioning, including the basic strategies of parenting and family systems treatment interventions
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development models, concepts and theories and applications to residential and community   treatment approaches
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how children learn and intervention approaches which have been most effective in addressing learning disabilities
Demonstrated ability to compose integrated goals which promote the successful transition of children to families and communities
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrated leadership, supervision and training skills
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and achieve treatment goals using effective strategies which are based on current psychiatric literature
Demonstrated skills and ability to resolve conflict and to facilitate cooperation and consensual decision making among members of a interdisciplinary treatment team
Demonstrated sensitivity to and respect for different cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries with co-workers and clients and the handling of confidential information and to train others in these skills
Demonstrated knowledge/skills related to child and adolescent group therapies, methods and approaches


Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:  
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES:  Assist medical director in assuring on call, by phone, coverage for TFS programs no more than 8 days per month. Provide In service training lectures as the assigned clinical caseload permits. Attend administrative meetings as the assigned clinical caseload permits

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide direct supervision for assigned trainees such as medical students, psychiatry residents, or child psychiatry fellows.

QUALIFICATIONS: To meet the demands of TFS staff psychiatrist, an individual must be able to perform each of the aforementioned duties satisfactorily. The training and certification requirements listed below are representative of the educational and experiential levels needed to adequately complete required duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties and responsibilities.

Education: Staff psychiatrists must have successfully completed a general psychiatry residency and postdoctoral fellowship in child psychiatry.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, please contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Other Skills: Staff psychiatrists will need to have basic typing skills allowing them to enter data and navigate through the electronic medical record.

Job Knowledge: In addition to having a general knowledge of child psychiatric assessment and treatment, all staff psychiatrists are expected to be familiar with the TFS policies and procedures as they pertain to the care of their assigned cases. They are also expected to be familiar with governmental guidelines, community standards for psychiatric care, and American Psychiatric Association professional standards regarding ethical behavior. This general level of knowledge will enable staff psychiatrists to meet the goal that they be able to work independently without the need for constant supervision. The TFS medical director will assist staff psychiatrists regarding questions pertaining to any of the aforementioned knowledge requirements.

Experience: All staff psychiatrists must have a minimum of 2 years of experience working with child and adolescent psychiatric patients.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Staff psychiatrists must be licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners, and have DEA certificate to prescribe schedule II medications including benzodiazepines and stimulants.

Application Details:  Consideration of candidates is on-going,  and position may close without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.