Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Healthcare For the Homeless Inc Healthcare For the Homeless Inc 21 reviews


The Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an independent health care provider who, working in a collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, is responsible for providing psychiatric services to the adult clients of the Agency. This role’s primary duties are assessment, diagnosis, treatment and referral of homeless individuals at both outreach and clinic sites.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Effectively provide quality chronic, preventive, acute care and outreach services based on established standards of care and evidence based guidelines
  • Effectively provide patient centered, trauma informed, nonjudgmental care
  • Actively participate in a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement an integrated treatment plan, within the context of an individual or family’s unique social needs
  • Accurately complete documentation of services in the electronic medical record in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate appropriate skills for obtaining and evaluating up-to-date information from scientific and practice literature and other resources to assist in quality care of patients, broaden skill set and for professional growth
  • Balance stakeholder expectations, build relationships and be attuned to needs of others
  • Communicate in a timely, clear, compelling and concise manner
  • Set clear, meaningful and attainable goals and expectations and monitor progress towards meeting those outcomes for self and clients
  • Demonstrate efficiency, organization and good judgment in the use of one’s time and the time of others

Key Agency Responsibilities

In addition to role responsibilities, every staff member has the following responsibilities as a part of their employment:
  • Models and reinforces the core values of dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and advocacy activities that support the mission
  • Protects clients’ personal health information by maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other relevant health care-related IT security regulations
  • Performs other duties on an as-needed basis

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

Formal Education and Training

For Psychiatrist

  • Graduate of an accredited school of medicine
  • Successful completion of a residency program
  • Board Certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Possesses a registered physician’s license in Maryland
  • Possesses CDS and DEA licenses including buprenorphine waiver
  • BLS CPR certification


  • 2-3 years of direct clinical care experience, preferably working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting
  • Direct client care experience in a community or public health setting
  • Comfortable working with individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty
  • Experience in the development and management of quality, risk and utilization review processes

Formal Education and Training

For Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current licensure and certification to practice as a nurse practitioner in Maryland
  • Possesses CDS and DEA with DATA 2000 waiver licenses
  • BLS CPR certification


  • 1-2 years of direct clinical care experience, preferably working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting
  • Direct client care experience with populations similar to clients of the Agency; experience in a community or public health setting working with the underserved is preferred
  • Comfortable working with homeless and/or low-income individuals and families

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates self-awareness throughout work by admitting mistakes, knowing own strengths and weaknesses and reflecting upon constructive criticism
  • Flexible approach, working with several cross-disciplinary teams in a collaborative style
  • Cultural sensitivity in working with staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Able to cope with interruptions, be flexible and be a team player
  • Able to work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and sometimes hostile individuals

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand and walk continuously throughout the shift
  • Able to move frequently throughout the day, including sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending and lifting up to ten pounds at least three times per day
  • Must be willing and able to work in outreach sites

This is an essential position which will require reporting to work as determine by agency needs.

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