Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

The position functions within the Behavioral Health Division to child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric care for SEARHC patients, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.  Services are primarily outpatient in nature but may include consultation-liaison and emergency department support in some locations.  The physician is an active member of the interdisciplinary behavioral health team providing leadership and collaborative consultation with SEARHC medical staff and colleagues. 


  • Provides highest quality evidence-based child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric clinical care to SEARHC patients including psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, psychopharmacological therapy, psychiatric emergency triage, hospital consultation and liaison, and other appropriate treatments in the outpatient setting. Patient interaction is provided face to face and through approved tele and video communication.
  • Performs differential diagnosis, level of care, and treatment interventions based upon evaluation and synthesis of the clinical information available and coordinates treatment with internal and external medical providers and other systems of care.
  • Treats complex and seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and adults while providing education, consultation and support for patients, their families, and other behavioral health and medical providers.
  • Places the patient at the center of care utilizing strong listening and communication skills, patient education, encouragement, and motivational techniques to build successful ongoing patient care relationships.
  • Works collaboratively with the treatment team to support patient care reflective of SEARHC values of respect, cultural identity, service, professionalism, and compassion.
  • Provides psychiatric consultation and clinical advice for SEARHC medical staff colleagues.
  • Documents all patient services in the medical record per SEARHC medical staff rules and regulations.
  • Approaches patients in a trauma informed responsible, respectful, and caring manner to promote the most effective therapeutic relationship.
  • Collaborates in a positive manner with all health care professionals.
  • Embraces and demonstrates cultural competence in communication with patients, families, and community members.
  • Provides clinical supervision, coaching, mentoring, teaching, and guidance to behavioral health staff to ensure implementation of current best practice for all patients served.
  • When indicated, supports the advancement of psychiatric residents with clinical supervision, coaching, mentoring, and teaching.
  • Diligently maintains professional and business confidentiality per SEARHC standards and federal guidelines.
  • Provides consultation and guidance to non-physician psychiatric medical staff providers and when necessary provides supervision and practice plan oversight.
  • Participates and supports expected activities and committees of the Medical Staff Office.



  • MD or DO degree
  • Satisfactory completion of an AMA approved general psychiatry residency program
  • Satisfactory completion of an AMA approved child and adolescent psychiatry specialized program



  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska
  • Active DEA Registration
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. If Board Eligible, at the time of hire, must be Board Certified within 3 years of start date.
  • Ongoing current certification for clinical practice (e.g. BLS, PALS, and/or ACLS as required by practice location(s))


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current best practice clinical psychiatric techniques as they apply to patient assessment, diagnosis, and/or treatment of mentally, emotionally, and developmentally disordered patients including substance abuse.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current theories, literature, recent developments, and best practices in the field of child, adolescent, and adult mental health to maintain standards of care in keeping with practice.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of psychopharmacology and use of psychiatric medications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical staff bylaws, clinical services policies/procedures, ethical standards.
  • Proficient in oral and written communication skills, such as documentation in progress notes, narrative summaries, and reports; and effective communication with diverse patient populations.
  • Clinical analytical judgment skills to assess complex situations, including emergencies with high-risk patients, integrate various sources of information, and make appropriate diagnoses, clinical decisions, and plans of care.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with patients, families, and internal colleagues and staff and external health care professionals.
  • Ability to be empathic, understanding, and respectful towards staff and patients to create a positive working environment.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in the application of ethical principles and community standards of care in interactions with patients, family and staff, and manifest upstanding moral character during the course work and treatment.
  • Ability to be accessible to staff, share ideas, and demonstrate professional bearing under pressure and during conflicts.
  • Comfortable with occasional travel by small plane to various SEARHC communities (e.g., Haines, Wrangell, Petersburg, etc.)
  • Maintain the utmost confidentiality with sensitive organizational business and healthcare information


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