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Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded in 1978 with a single clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Today, Sea Mar is Washingtons largest provider of community-based, comprehensive health care with over 34 medical clinics and 29 behavioral health clinics along the Puget Sound.

The Physician Psychiatrist is part of a care team working to provide quality comprehensive services to Sea Mar patients. The Physician Psychiatrist will work collaboratively with staff to provide team-based coordinated care.

The Physician Psychiatrist provides psychiatric care services to clients of Sea mar Community Health Center in accordance with training, experience, certification, insurance and licensure in a manner consistent with guidelines established in the principles of practice of Sea Mar and its mission statement.

The Physician Psychiatrist provides psychiatric care services to clients at Sea Mars outpatient Behavioral Health sites and at Sea Mars medical clinics. At the Behavioral Health Program, Physician Psychiatrist provides clients with counseling and case management services, in addition to psychiatric services. At the medical clinics, Physician Psychiatrist provides clients with evaluation and medication follow-up: at the medical clinics Physician Psychiatrist does not provide counseling services.

The Physician Psychiatrists duties include:
1. Face to face psychiatric evaluations with clients to determine psychiatric diagnosis.
2. Ongoing medication review services to assess the effects of prescribed medication
3. Consultation with Behavioral Health clinical staff and Sea Mar medical clinic providers to review cases and provide recommendation about diagnosis, medications, and other treatment considerations.
4. Phone availability for emergency review of medications and their effects, or for refilling prescriptions.
5. Phone consultation on demand with Sea Mar physicians so that they can prescribe initial medications until such time as clients can be seen for a face to face for psychiatric/medication review and further evaluation of mental health service needs.
6. Chart documentation to include written notes of psychiatric evaluations, medication reviews, and any other client contacts. The Physician Psychiatrist shall maintain a Psychiatric Medication Chart, make copies of all prescriptions, and obtain all necessary medication consent signatures from each client.
7. Professional supervision to the assigned staff and other paraprofessionals.
8. Work closely with administrative personnel including Medical and Behavioral Directors.
9. Communicates clearly with each client. Use words and terminology that a patient can understand.
10. Listen to the patient and allow the patient to be heard.
11. Train appropriate staff to always be helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable of good customer service manners.
12. Respond to all client/employee complaints, phone calls and emails in a timely manner.
13. Be available to listen to staff concerns, give constructive feedback and use open communication.

1. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
2. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
3. Able to identify and categorize each patients age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.
1. Education: MD or DO
2. Training: Successful Completion of an approved Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) three year residency training program in Psychiatry.
3. License: Washington State License to practice as a Psychiatrist.

Bi-culture a plus. Knowledge and experience working with Hispanics, migrant and seasonal farm workers and homeless individuals preferred. Interest and flexibility in a variety of person care situations: family care, youth, and adult.

Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before clients or employees of organization.
SEA MAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE, BE A PART OF OUR TEAM. Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities in Washington State regardless of ability to pay. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 54 medical, dental and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social and educational services across nine western Washington counties. We have medical, dental or behavioral health clinics in Concrete, Bellingham, Everson, Mt. Vernon, Anacortes, Oak Harbor, Marysville, Everett, Monroe, Lynnwood, Bellevue, Seattle, White Center, Burien, Kent, Des Moines, Federal Way, Puyallup, Tacoma, Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Olympia, Aberdeen, Ocean Shores and Vancouver. With so many clinics we are always looking for amazing providers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits include no cost medical/dental/vision benefits, 27+ PTO days, 10 paid holidays including Cinco de Mayo, long-term disability & long-term care benefits. We also provide full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), CME, sabbatical, and loan repayment. Spanish language proficiency is preferred, but not required. For more information please contact Britany Ferrell, Recruiter, at, or go to our website,