PROGRAM:            Fallon Tribal Health Center                                                      GRADE:      GS-41

SUPERVISOR:       Mental Health & Substance Abuse Director                   RANGE:      $107.60 – $128.49 (hourly)

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt     Non-Exempt     Public Safety       TYPE:       Regular Part-Time


The Clinical Psychiatrist will be responsible for evaluating and providing care for adults and children patients that have psychiatric disorders, medical mental conditions or substance abuse problems and will provide support to other health center providers.  They are licensed to provide emergency psychiatric services, psychosocial and physical assessment of their patients, treatment plans, and to continually manage patient care. They may also serve as consultants or as educators for law enforcement, tribal employees, and tribal families focusing on psychiatric diagnosis, including the differential diagnosis of medical disorders with psychiatric symptoms, and on medication treatment for psychiatric disorders.

BONUS & RETENTION PROVISIONS (pursuant to Healthcare Professional Recruitment & Retention Bonus Structure Policy)

  • Retention Bonus: After completion of one (1) year of employment with the Tribe a healthcare professional is eligible for $5,000.00; and after completion of two (2) years of employment with the Tribe a healthcare professional is eligible for $5,000.00
  • Sign-On Bonus: A $10,000 bonus to the healthcare provider is available on the first payroll after completing 6 months of employment. If a healthcare provider does not complete six months of employment the amount will be prorated according to the number of days actually worked.
  • Relocation Assistance: Up to a maximum of $7,500 for relocation expenses which are reimbursable either directly to the individual and/or to an outside moving company subject the following conditions.
  • Relocation costs may include, but are not limited to, the following: healthcare provider and immediate family member travel costs, lodging and meal expenses, cost of moving household goods (including insurance), the packing/unpacking of household goods and appliances, first month of rent/mortgage costs, and security/deposit costs for essential utilities. The healthcare provider shall agree in writing to repay any relocation expense if, within one year following the healthcare provider’s start date, the employee terminates employment with the Tribe. Exceptions to repayment of the relocation expense must be approved in writing by the Chairman and Tribal Administrator.


  1. Evaluates patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons; conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors; reviewing medical history and related documents; selecting, administering, and interpreting psychological tests; and ordering laboratory tests and evaluating results.
  2. Clinical practices in the treatment of mental illnesses and disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and addictions.
  3. Develops treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  4. Treats patients by utilizing psychotherapeutic methods and medications; discussing progress toward goals with patients; providing instructions; monitoring effect of medications; and supervising staff provision of services.
  5. Maintains interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress, and consulting and collaborating with primary care physicians, mental health therapists, nurses, and other health care providers.
  6. Assures quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, accreditation requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization and peer reviews; and remaining available for emergency consultations.
  7. Assists the FTHC Behavioral Health Program and the Fallon Tribal Police Department in the development of practices and protocols in dealing with individuals who are dealing with mental health crisis’s outside of normal operational hours of the Health Center.
  8. Improves staff (health center and tribal government) competence by providing training and discussions regarding the interrelationship between psychosocial and physiological problems, psychotropic medications, crisis intervention, and related issues.
  9. Participate in the development of Health Center policies and procedures in accordance with Tribal policies, accreditation requirements and professional standards.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Completion of a Psychiatric residency or a Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency in an approved residency program and must be board certified in Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry.
  2. Must hold current medical license as Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathic with preference for individuals licensed in the State of Nevada.
  3. Current and unrestricted DEA license and a current BLS and/or CPR certificate.
  4. At least 2 years’ experience working full-time as a Psychiatrist with preference for individuals with child psychiatry.


(To perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements, below, are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions)

  • Must have ability to relate and communicate effectively with community interest groups, agencies, and medical facilities that serve the American Indian Community.
  • Excellent communication and written skills. Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure analyzes and evaluates individual member’s needs, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Knowledge of electronic health records (EHR) programs with preference with individuals familiar with Greenway Health EHR.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine.
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures of an IHS or tribally-operated health center or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative, fellow peers, and other work related outside agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with clients, families, town employees and service providers, while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Consistently demonstrate respect for and acceptance of differing capabilities, cultures, gender, age, sexual orientation, and/or personalities.


  1. This position is covered by the provisions of the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 101-630), as amended, which requires an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment, in a position with duties and responsibilities that involve regular contact with or control over Indian children. A criminal history investigation will be performed, and the applicant must meet the requirements of the Act.
  2. The duties of this position include mandatory reporting pursuant to 1) the Victims of Child Abuse law (34 USC § 20341) and 2) elder and vulnerable person laws (NRS 200.5093), as incorporated by decision of the FBC that elders and those who cannot speak for themselves are entitled to the same protections. Because such laws may subject employees to criminal penalties under FPSTLOC § 5-50-040 and/or 18 U.S.C. §§ 1169 and 2258, all employees hired to this position must complete a Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Native American/Indian Preference:  Employment preferences to members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone and to members of federally-recognized Indian Tribes shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.  Persons of Tribe and/or Indian ancestry and wish to claim these employment preferences should submit a copy of the Tribal Enrollment Card/Certification indicating the name of the Tribe they are enrolled with.

U.S. Veteran’s Preference:  Preference to opportunities to veterans honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces shall apply to this position pursuant to the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, genetics or membership or non-membership in any employee organization, except as allowed by Federal and/or Tribal Law.

Drug Free Workplace:  The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe is a drug-free workplace.  All employees are subject to a pre-employment and random drug screens.

Driving Record:  Employees who drive tribal vehicles must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License, be insurable under the Tribe’s vehicle insurance program, and must also provide a DMV printout annually.

Background Checks:  All employees must be able to pass a background check per the Tribe’s Background Check Policy.

Position Description Limitations:  This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Tribe and the employee, and is subject to change by the Council as the needs of the Tribe and the requirements of the job change.  This position description is not intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by any employee in this position and is not intended to reflect all duties performed within the position.