Career Opportunities

Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Chief Medical Officer

The Chief Medical Officer of Unity Center for Behavioral Health is the senior physician leader of the hospital. The Chief Medical Officer provides a mixture of administrative and clinical expertise and provides overall strategic direction and oversight of a comprehensive medical policy for a Psychiatric Emergency Service and Adult/Peds Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital.   In partnership with other key senior hospital personnel, the physician leader will assure the delivery of high quality, evidence driven behavioral health care. The jobholder is challenged to keep abreast of clinical research and performance improvement initiatives to advance, when appropriate, innovations that position the organization to achieve higher levels of clinical excellence.   Duties will be comprehensive and include providing overall clinical and administrative direction to the hospital, including hiring, directing work, and progressive discipline for positions under it. This position directly reports to not only the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU but also the Unity VP, with a dotted line relationship with the Legacy Health System Chief Medical Officer.

For more information, please feel free to contact Liz Stevenson, Department Administrator, at or 503-494-6144 or see the posting online at and search for IRC49368. 

Position for Forensic Psychiatrist

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has an outstanding opportunity for a BC/BE forensic psychiatrist for both clinical and forensic work in a new State forensic hospital. Opportunities include competency and insanity evaluations, risk assessments, court testimony, resident and fellow supervision and patient care.

Academic rank begins at the level of assistant professor and may be higher depending on credentials and experience. We provide very competitive pay and benefits, and will pay for moving expenses.

OHSU is Oregon’s only academic medical center and is highly ranked nationally.  Here at OHSU, we highly value a diverse and culturally competent workforce. When you join us, you join a dedicated team of caregivers, educators, researchers and administrative professionals who diligently pursue the advancement and application of knowledge to directly benefit the individuals and communities we serve.

We sincerely invite your interest in this very unique and rewarding opportunity. If you would like more information, please contact Octavio Choi, M.D. We look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Contact Information:

Octavio Choi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU

OHSU Chief Psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital


Position for BC/BE Psychiatrist

The Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has an outstanding opportunity for a BC/BE psychiatrist. The position is central to a university-state partnership. It offers a unique career path opportunity in a creative environment at a time of historic, progressive change in state mental health.

Academic rank begins at the level of Assistant Professor and may be higher depending on credentials. All applicants must be board certified or board-eligible in Psychiatry.  Completion of fellowship training in forensics, addictions, geriatrics and/or public psychiatry provides additional practice opportunities within the hospital. The position offers very competitive pay and benefits, including a relocation allotment.

As the state's only health and science university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists, and community service, to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians. We are the only hospital in Oregon to be nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals", and this year, the same publication ranked us as No. 1 among Portland metro-area hospitals.

When you join OHSU, you join a dedicated team of caregivers, educators, researchers and administrative professionals who diligently pursue the advancement and application of knowledge to directly benefit the individuals and communities we serve. Each day at OHSU brings a chance to further your learning, discover something new and touch the lives of people in Oregon and beyond.

Contact Information:

Norwood Knight-Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU
Director, Division of Public Psychiatry
Director, Telepsychiatry
Trustee, OHSU Foundation

Assistant Professor


Job: IRC34906


Oregon State Hospital

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range  

1.0 FTE; Salary: $185,000-220,000; Location: Salem Campus of Oregon State Hospital

Functions/Duties of Position


The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Staff Physician of the Oregon State Hospital include

  1. Clinical. The Staff Physician is the primary medical/clinical leader of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, and provides psychiatric and medical care to patients under his/her care. The Unit Physician is responsible for the admission and discharge of patients to the Unit, psychiatric and physical examinations, formulations of diagnosis and treatment plans, and performing clinical treatments directly as well as monitoring clinical treatments done by others.Specific duties include performing psychiatric, physical and neurological examinations, writing orders for patient care, conducting meetings of the ward Treatment Team to prepare individual patient Treatment Plans and giving clinical leadership to services that implement them. The Unit physician will collaborate with the Unit Director to provide leadership to the Treatment Team in formulating and implementing plans for operation of the ward therapeutic environment, and will provide direct service to patients such as group and individual counseling. The Unit Physician will complete the medical record in accordance with requirements of Medical Staff Bylaws, rules and regulations, and hospital policies, prepare correspondence communicating findings from patient evaluations to hospital administration, judges, PSRB, and attorneys. The Unit Physician will serve on medical staff committees, participate in peer review, quality assurance, and utilization review activities, assist with training and continuing education of Hospital staff, participate in continuing education, maintain qualifications to perform techniques of basic life support (CPR), and attend medical staff meetings. In addition to assigned unit responsibilities, physicians shall participate in mutually agreed upon reasonable activities in community and hospital settings of direct interest to OHSU and DHS.
  2. Education. OHSU is a teaching facility and you may be expected to teach medical students and residents in the clinical setting as well as through assigned lectures to be given during the course of the year. You will receive your teaching assignments from the Director of Education.
  3. Research. There are resources available for start-up research and on-going support. Faculty interested in doing research may apply for departmental research assistance and non-clinical time through the Director of Research.
  4. Administration. Administrative and other duties may be assigned based on department needs and your areas of expertise and interest. There will be opportunities to participate in departmental management and to serve on institutional committees.

Job Requirements  

Applicants must be board eligible or a board-certified Psychiatrist.

How To Apply

Apply here online. Please attach CV/Resume, cover letter and list of 3 references.