City of Chicago, IL

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Job Number: 349426


Psychiatrist – FULL OR PART-TIME


This position qualifies for student loan repayment made possible through the National Health Service Corps program


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Department of Public Health

Number of Positions: 1


Under direction, functions as a medical doctor diagnosing and treating patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

  • Conducts psychiatric and medical evaluations to assess the nature and extent of patients’ mental disorders
  • Formulates treatment plans based upon the diagnoses of patients’ mental illnesses
  • Provides consultation and directions to staff in the diagnosis and treatment of complex cases
  • Prescribes medication for treatment of patients’ mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders
  • Coordinates various phases of treatment with other health care providers
  • Provides counseling through individual, group, and family therapy sessions
  • Refers patients to hospitals as their treatment or condition warrants
  • Prepares and maintains patient case records and related work activity reports
  • Examines patients to determine general physical condition, as required

Performs related duties as required.




Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or the Commission for Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), and completion of a psychiatry residency (or anticipated completion of a psychiatry residency program, prior to employment) approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

NOTE: Completion of residency is not required at time of application but must be completed at the time of employment.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

Applicants must possess a valid and unrestricted physician license awarded by any U.S. state at the time of application

Applicants must possess a valid and unrestricted State of Illinois physician license and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate at the time of employment

Applicants must be board certified in Psychiatry or eligible for certification at the time of employment

Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

Education & Employment Verification  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.

(If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are t

The hree ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to


indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have

you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Selection Criteria

This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Able to speak fluently in Spanish
  • Previous experience prescribing the types, proper dosage and possible side effects of medication used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Previous knowledge or understanding of clinical documentation required for the appropriate billing of services
  • Previous work experience in a professional psychiatric practice


Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.



The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer


City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor Christopher Owen, Acting Commissioner


Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on 8/2/2021. No exceptions will be made.


Job Posting: Jul 1, 2021, 8:39:51 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External: Aug 2, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 09 | Salary: $128.00/Hour Pay Basis:Yearly

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