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Job Title: Psychiatrist

Division: Harrisburg

Department: Behavioral Health

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Objective: Provide high-quality health, wellness, and supportive programming that meets the individual needs of the LGBTQ+ community, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and/or those struggling with addiction.


The psychiatrist will provide timely medication management and prescriptions to clients, explain the benefits, risks, and alternatives of medications to clients, families, and staff, assess the client for medications prescribed and order any tests needed.

Design individualized care plans using a variety of treatment methods.

Counsel clients during office hours.

Supervise treatment for clients on psychotropic medications in coordination with the primary health care physician when indicated by the client’s medical condition.

Document all work done in client records in a detailed manner.

Provide routine clinical supervision to any behavioral health therapist employed by Alder Health.

Supervise, approve, and correct treatment plans submitted by clinical staff.

Provide regular training to staff on psychiatric and medication management issues.

Ability to report to work as scheduled, in a timely fashion, and with an attitude toward service.

Ability to understand and comply with all Alder Health policies and procedures.

Presents professionally in the community, in person, on the telephone, and in written communication, including times of extreme stress and when others are upset.

Develop, coordinate, and provide psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with mental illness.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

Dually diagnosed individuals

Recovery principles

Recovery-driven systems.

Works cooperatively in the work environment and takes direction from management with dignity, respect, and a productive, professional manner.

Assumes a professional, helpful style in all encounters with visitors, vendors, and other professionals and positively represents the company 100% of the time.

Consistently demonstrates an understanding of, supports, and focuses on the company's vision, mission, goals, and objectives in day-to-day activities.

Ability to render compassionate care and an equal commitment to serve others in need of assistance.

Reviews and responds to electronic and handwritten mail, memoranda, and other correspondence and responds to phone inquiries timely (within 48-hours or the next available business day) and in a professional manner.

Accepts other special projects as assigned.

Must maintain training requirements of 30 hours biannually.


Graduate of an accredited medical school, including completion of psychiatric residency. Specialty in Psychiatry with a minimum of two years employment experience

Basic computer experience to utilize electronic health records.

Must be a medical doctor licensed and board/certified.

State-controlled substance license

DEA Certificate

Must carry appropriate malpractice insurance at all times.

Have a valid Medicaid Provider Number.

Must complete a criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances

Must be able to remain stationary 80% of the time.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 lbs.

The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.'

COVID-19 considerations: All patients, staff and visitors are required to wear and mask and be screened upon entry. All staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and social distancing protocols are in place.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: From $200.00 per hour


4 hour shift

8 hour shift

Self-determined schedule


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 essential functions.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software and internet software.


Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent; and six to eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specialized Training:

·     Experience with diverse populations with a special emphasis upon the target populations of Alder-Health Services preferred

·     Graduate of an accredited medical school including completion of psychiatric residency

·     Specialty in psychiatry


Certificates and Licenses:

·     Valid Pennsylvania medical license

·     DEA certificate

·     Current appropriate malpractice insurance

·     Successfully complete a criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances

·     Valid Medicaid number



Electronic health record

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

·     Time management skills

·     Written and oral communication skills


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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