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Psychiatrist - Phy Services

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
Houston, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is looking for a Psychiatrist to join our team. Under the supervision of the Medical Director of Mental Health Services and Unit Lead Psychiatrist, the position will provide psychiatric treatment including but not limited to: psychiatric evaluations, medication maintenance, provides leadership to a multidisciplinary treatment team, and crisis intervention to people served at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (The Harris Center).This position will provide clinical leadership to the treatment team who provides services at this location. This position will receive day to day administrative supervision by the Practice Manager of the assigned location, and will receive clinical assistance and supervision from the Medical Director of Mental Health Services of the organization and Unit Lead.

What you will do:

  • Evaluate individuals and complete all applicable assessments which are required according to State and Program Standards and are deemed appropriate as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Provide Medication Maintenance to those individuals assigned to the physicians caseload or those deemed necessary to serve during a crisis situation.
  • Provide case consultation and prescribe all rehabilitative therapies associated with persons served.
  • Provide Crisis Resolution Services and make appropriate recommendations for other crisis services as needed.
  • Complete all required documentation necessary to ensure compliance with required Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, THE Harris Center, and organizational standards 100% of the time.
  • Prescriptive Authority and provide Supervision of APRN and PA’s.
  • Complete all required training as outlined by The Harris Center and attend designated meetings.
  • Perform other related job duties or responsibilities as requested or required, whether or not mentioned in the job description.

What qualifications you will need:

  • Licensed to Practice Medicine in the State of Texas (Specialty in Psychiatry).
  • Minimum Requirement: Graduation from as Accredited Medical School and Psychiatric Residency Program. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas. Special Courses, Certificates, and Licenses: Texas Medical License.
  • Boards Eligible or Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent, and Forensic.
  • Must have and maintain a current controlled Substance Registration certificate from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration .

  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Registered.

What we have to offer:

The HARRIS CENTER offers competitive salary, excellent benefits package, retirement plans with company matching, prior service credit towards generous PTO accrual, outstanding wellness programs and professional development.

Employees can also take advantage of business casual dress code, corporate discounts, and gym memberships. New hire referral bonus, discounts are also available on an optional basis. These include mobile phone service, fitness centers and other wellness amenities.

What else you should know:


This position is located at 1502 Ben Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030.

Preferred candidates that are willing to supervise Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), Physician’s Assistants (PA), Residents, and Medical Students.

About us:

The HARRIS CENTER is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas. As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The HARRIS CENTER provided care to over 79,000 people in fiscal year 2019 and has an annual budget of over $275 million.

As part of its mission to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD needs in the third largest county in the United States, The HARRIS CENTER provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County. In addition, services are provided in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve what is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural communities in the nation.

By utilizing the unique expertise of its more than 2,300 employees, The HARRIS CENTER is committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

The HARRIS CENTER does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.


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77030 USA



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