Lane County Behavioral Health in beautiful Eugene, Oregon is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic child and adolescent psychiatrist or nurse practitioner for its community outpatient clinic. This is the ideal position for the child psychiatrist interested in the rewards associated with serving more vulnerable children and their families through the public mental health system while also achieving an excellent work/life balance. The position involves performing psychiatric assessments, consultations, and follow-up appointments for clients in the child and adolescent clinic while working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Integrated care opportunities with affiliated primary care clinics may also be available. This is a full-time position, although part-time requests will be considered.
Features of the position
Highly competitive compensation
Work collaboratively with clinic therapists and case managers to provide comprehensive care
Manageable workload expectations that support quality care rather than high volume quotas
No in-person call (rotating backup support by phone to the on-call clinician)
Excellent benefit package including annual CME allowance, retirement contributions, moving expenses, excellent medical and dental options, paid time off
Potential for loan repayments
Lane County Mental Health is the public mental health provider for a county roughly the size of Connecticut. Many of our patients and clients come from underserved communities who struggle obtaining services through the private sector. The main clinic is located in the heart of the city of Eugene, across the street from the University of Oregon’s football stadium.
The mission of the agency is to enhance individual and family wellness through integrated care and community connections. We share an ethic of compassion, integrity, a striving for excellence, and a dedication to diversity and equity. We are seeking a candidate who shares these goals, and whose knowledge and skills can be used to help underserved youth and families thrive.
Eugene, Oregon and the Willamette Valley is a truly special place to live and work. This small city is situated close to both the spectacular Oregon coast to the west and the Cascade mountains to the east. The area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with vast opportunities for hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, fishing and many other sports. It is also known for its many highly regarded wineries. Eugene itself is rich with restaurant options cultural activities and is home to the University of Oregon. The city is known as “track town USA” as it hosts world class track events every year, including Olympic trials. The city of Portland is just over two hours away with even more cultural, culinary, and outdoor opportunities available, including the amazing Columbia River valley.
Graduate of an accredited School of Medicine or ECFMG certification
Candidate must be a board certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist (MD, or DO) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. If not board certified, board certification must be obtained with two years of entrance into the position.
Current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Oregon
Ability to do some limited travel to county schools and clinics
Interest and experience in working with patients with serious and persistent mental illness
Strong clinical and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and experienced group of therapists and case managers
Interest in scholarly activities and in communicating reliable mental health guidance to the public is highly valued
Lane County is geographically situated on the west side of Oregon, midway down the state’s coastline. Its 4,620 square miles encompass great natural beauty, ranging from the spectacular Oregon coast to the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains.
In between is the lush Willamette Valley, flanked on both sides by towering forests. The bustling Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area provides a thriving urban center for residents and visitors alike, and small towns and rural communities across the county offer home-town charm and amenities away from the city lights.
4,620 square miles, spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Mountains. Lane County is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined and almost the size of Connecticut. Although 90% percent of Lane County is forestland, it is Oregon's 4th most populous county and the cities of Eugene and Springfield comprise the 3rd largest metropolitan area in the state.
We have four Board-approved priority areas to guide our work:
Safe, Healthy County
Our People & Partnerships
We use each of these priority areas to inform decisions as we responsibly manage limited... resources to deliver vital services with passion, innovation and integrity.
Vision: Lane County is recognized as the best county in which to live, work, and play.
Mission: We responsibly manage available resources to deliver vital, community-centered services with passion, drive, and focus
Purpose: To improve lives
• Passion to serve
• Driven to connect
• Focused on solutions