The Legacy mission of making life better for others includes the whole person. Our psychiatrists focus on the mental, emotional and behavioral health of a variety of patients. For some, this is their primary reason for seeking medical attention; for others, a contributing factor has weakened their psychological state. No matter the circumstances, their cases must be viewed with professionalism and compassion. Are you committed to improving the psychological well-being of patients and giving them the best possible chance for strong mental health? If so, we invite you to consider joining the Legacy community.
Provide psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations, for patients in primary care clinics who have psychiatric or behavioral health comorbidities.
The psychiatrist will conduct an examination and order relevant laboratory studies to help determine a diagnosis to make treatment recommendations to the patient and primary care provider. The treatment recommendations might include biological as well as psychotherapeutic modalities and will also include a recommendation for an appropriate setting for the delivery of this care.
When appropriate, the psychiatrist will initiate treatment and continue to monitor the patient’s progress until stabilization. Once stabilized the patient may continue to follow-up with the psychiatrist or may be referred to the primary care provider. The psychiatrist will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary primary care teams to ensure high quality patient care. Provide support and educational training for physicians and non-physician staff in providing care for complex psychiatric patients and their families.
The psychiatrist remains responsible for the patient throughout the course of the treatment and will determine when the patient will be released from care
Education: Graduate of four-year accredited U.S. Medical School or equivalent. Completion of a four-year residency in Psychiatry.
Board eligible/certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. License to practice Medicine in the State of Oregon. Licensed, or willing to become licensed, in Washington. Active member, in good standing, of all Legacy Hospital’s medical staffs. If Board Eligible, must become Board Certified within five years of hire and must maintain current certification.
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Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled. Sorry, no J1 or H-1B visa opportunities.
For additional information please formally apply or contact Erin Pendergraft at EPENDERG@LHS.ORG