Inpatient Psychiatrists - Multiple Positions (Oregon State Hospital Eugene/Junction City Campus) - Oregon Health Authority, OR

Title: Inpatient Psychiatrists - Multiple Positions (Oregon State Hospital Eugene/Junction City Campus)
Type: Medical/Health Care
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Organization: Oregon Health Authority, OR
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Inpatient Psychiatrists - Multiple Positions (Oregon State Hospital Eugene/Junction City Campus)

Salary Range: $226,000 - $299,000 per year


Oregon State Hospital, a division of the Oregon Health Authority, is seeking Psychiatrists who value comprehensive mental health treatment and a return to successful community living for people with mental illness. We value leaders who enjoy clinical challenges and expanding their own knowledge and skills.

Oregon State Hospital (OSH) is a Joint Commission-accredited and CMS-certified public psychiatric hospital which provides psychiatric hospital services and residential treatment services on two campuses, in Salem and Junction City, Oregon, to persons committed by the Oregon courts as part of the state mental health system. The hospital's primary goal is to help people recover from their illness and return to their lives in the community. Employees play an essential role in achieving the hospital's vision to be a psychiatric hospital that inspires hope, promotes safety and supports recovery for all.


What you will do!

    Provide psychiatric and medical services to assigned patients. This includes (but is not limited to) diagnosis, mental status evaluation, pharmacologic management, risk assessment and use of physical examination, laboratory, imaging and other discipline assessments as necessary

    Lead the interdisciplinary treatment team. This includes coordination of interdisciplinary clinical formulation and biopsychosocial treatment plan goals, interventions, delivery and outcome assessment

    Perform forensic evaluations. This includes evaluations for competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. It may also include other evaluations as needed for forensic review boards or courts



What's in it for you?

  • A collegial staff of 40+ Board Certified Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, including Forensic and Geriatric Psychiatrists
  • A fully staffed medical and dental clinic, to address the medical care needs of patients
  • An average patient load of 10 to 30 (depending upon the acuity of the unit)
  • A partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University which provides unique opportunities for:
    • Regular Grand Rounds
    • Access to free continuing medical education
    • Access to other specialists for clinical services such as electroconvulsive therapy

    A competitive salary, with additional compensation for:

  • Psychiatric Duty
  • Voluntary Call (based on hours worked)
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • Board Certification in psychiatric subspecialties

    A generous benefit package, which includes:    

  • Family health and dental insurance
  • Optional short and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional term life insurance
  • Fully paid retirement program
  • Reimbursement for CME activities

  A Generous leave policy which includes:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Personal business leave
  • Paid education leave
  • Opportunities to teach rotating residents, medical students and fellows
  • Opportunities for periodic change through unit rotations
  • Leadership training and opportunities
  • Forensic Evaluation Service rotations available to Certified Forensic Psychiatrists



    Patient Evaluation and Treatment – Perform psychiatric, physical and neurological examinations. Write orders for patient care. Conduct meetings of the ward Treatment Team and prepare individual patient treatment plans including providing clinical leadership in the implementation of services. Collaborate with the Unit Director to provide leadership to the Treatment Team in formulating and implementing plans for operation of the ward therapeutic environment. Provide direct service to patients such as group and individual counseling. Evaluate for Fitness to Proceed to Trial and report findings to courts as assigned. Provide other evaluations as assigned

    Communication and Contact with Patient Families – Respond to inquiries from families and other interested parties and initiate contact with them as indicated

    Documentation of Services – Prepare the medical record in accordance with requirements of Medical Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations and hospital policies. Prepare correspondence communicating findings from patient evaluations to hospital administration, judges, Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) and attorneys

    Professional Responsibilities – Serve on medical staff committees. Participate in peer review, quality assurance, and utilization review activities. Assist with training and continuing education of hospital staff. Participate in continuing education, with emphasis on psychiatry. Maintain qualifications to perform techniques of basic life support (CPR). Attend medical staff meetings. Participate in program leadership committees and meetings

    Hospital Support Functions – Testify at commitment hearings, PSRB hearings, and other legal proceedings related to patient evaluations and patient care. Represent Oregon State Hospital and Addictions and Mental Health in court actions as directed. Function as the Officer of the Day for Oregon State Hospital, as assigned



You must possess, or have the ability to obtain:

    Board certification or board eligibility at the time of appointment

    Physician's license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners at the time of appointment and maintain the licensure throughout employment

Note: For some positions, preference may be given to candidates with significant experience with forensic patients or completion of a forensic psychiatry fellowship.

Note:  Under filling these positions as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner may be considered for those applicants who are not licensed as a Medical Doctor by the Oregon Medical Board but who meet all requirements to practice medicine in the State of Oregon as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, as such:

    At the time of Application, possess a valid Oregon Nurse Practitioner license


How to apply:

Email your C.V. to or you may apply online at using job number REQ-115227 for Junction City Campus location or  REQ-115291 for Salem Campus location

 Application Deadline: open until filled

Job Post Expiration Date March 31, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.