This is a clinical position with substantial responsibility involving the development, implementation, oversight and delivery of psychiatric services to consumers of the Authority.  This Position operates with considerable independence under the general clinical supervision of the Medical Director, with complimentary and formal supervision by a NLCMHA employed psychiatrist.  A demonstrated exercise of clinical independence and judgment is required. Primary duties include performing direct person served care within the Psychiatric Services. This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS (listing Position Specific functions first):

  • Maintain substantial knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws and regulations and standards regulating the practice of psychiatry.
  • Assist medical records and other clerical staff in tracking and recording clinical activities for billing and documentation purposes.
  • Collaborate with nurses, care coordinators, therapists, community partners and other NLCMHA staff in the provision of psychiatric services to adults.
  • Keep informed of all significant discoveries and changes in psychiatric knowledge and procedures.
  • Explain medication effects and side effects to consumers and parents/guardians and secure informed consent from same.
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic case records, provide information for third party billing, case review, and accountability.
  • Maintain knowledge of mental health symptomatology, intervention and treatment strategies.
  • Cooperate with other psychiatric staff to provide after-hours emergency psychiatric coverage.
  • Serve on NLCMHA Psychiatric Services Committee.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management to adults on site or remotely for NLCMHA.
  • Provide informal psychiatric consultation to community health care providers or provider staff.
  • Collaborate with nurses, care coordinators, and therapists in the provision of psychiatric and medication services to adults.
  • Collaborate with NLCMHA’s reception, compliance and transcription staff in the scheduling, documentation and service verification.
  • Provide necessary remote office requirements sufficient to provide telehealth services as described by NLCMHA Hybrid Workforce Agreement and related policy.
  • Meet requirements of accrediting bodies and funders relative to services, documentation, training, etc.


  • Set priorities and make decisions, which reflect consistency with NLCMHA’s vision and mission statements, goals, values, policies and procedures.
  • Provide services and conduct tasks in accordance with terms/conditions required by the funding source, i.e., Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE Contract), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) CMHSP Master Contract and with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Participate in approved staff development activities, in-services and supervisory sessions.
  • Maintain confidentiality and develop a trusting rapport with consumers, families/guardians, staff and the general public.
  • Behave and communicate in a manner that promotes a respectful and positive work atmosphere.
  • Perform duties in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation/records/reports as applicable for position performance accountability.
  • Adjust work schedule, with supervisory approval, to meet consumer and/or NLCMHA needs.
  • Maintain an awareness to provide a safe and healthy environment and will report all hazards and/or concerns.
  • Accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor, consistent with the accomplishment of NLCMHA’s goals and objectives and the functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the job description if they involve a lengthy commitment of time or are ongoing. 
  • Advise supervisor if actual practice (activity) begins to deviate significantly from specified essential functions.



Credentialed by NLCMHA to provide services in this professional discipline.



Licensure as a physician in the State of Michigan.

Board Certified in Psychiatry preferred.  Board Eligible in Psychiatry required.

Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, preferred. National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) acceptable as a complimentary or alternate Board Certification.



Graduation from an AMA or AOA accredited Medical School or School of Osteopathy.

Completion of an AOA or ADA recognized training program in psychiatry.

Additional training and competence in specialized areas of treatment and diagnosis consistent with national standards