Psychiatrist | Child/Adolescent Services | FT

Department: Psychiatrist

Location: Houston , TX

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The Harris Center is looking for an experienced Psychiatrist specializing in Children and Adolescents to join our team providing Mental Health services to Harris County

$15k Sign-On Bonus available!

About the Position

The Psychiatrist at The Harris Center operates under the direction of the Medical Director of Mental Health Service and the Unit Lead Psychiatrist to provide psychiatric treatment via psychiatric evaluations, medication maintenance, and crisis interventions. Following any evaluations, you will continue to consult on the patient’s case and prescribe rehabilitative therapies in addition to providing clinical leadership to the treatment team. You will also need to complete all required documentation associated with compliance.


  • The agency uses Epic EHR
  • Psychiatrists do their own charting, however 1 hour is set aside at the end of the day for charting


  • Psychiatrists may supervise from Advanced Practice Providers to Residents depending on comfort level and preference of the psychiatrist
  • Additional compensation and an adjusted schedule for a lessened 1 on 1 patient load for psychiatrists who supervise

About our Outpatient Mental Health Services

At The Harris Center, we are passionate about helping our clients live to their fullest potential. Each person that visits our outpatient clinics throughout Harris County has their own unique diagnoses, symptoms, and functioning levels, so our teams create service plans specially designed to meet the unique needs of each person.

Practice Setting

  • Located at one of the following locations:
    • Co-Location Spring Branch: 2100 Shadowdale Dr, Houston TX
    • Co-Location Airline: 6032 Airline Dr, Houston TX
    • Southwest Community Service Center: 9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX
  • Programs and locations can include: General, Forensic, or Substance Abuse for Children and Adolescents
  • Offers services or care to the underserved who have no ability to pay along with a mix of Medicare/Medicaid, private insurance and self pay
  • Patients are mostly scheduled with some walk-ins selected for possible eligibility
  • All patients are voluntary


  • Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
  • No call schedule, call is covered by our Neuropsychiatric Center
  • No weekends

Additional Earning Opportunities

  • RVU program is in place
  • For those who prefer it, there are opportunities for working extra hours:
    • Working at Neuropsychiatric Center or Harris County Jail
    • Moonlighting externally is allowed through an approval process

Liability Insurance

  • The Harris Center provides medical professional liability insurance at no cost to psychiatrist for work done at The Harris Center

Continuing Medical Education

  • Inhouse Credits available
  • $1,000/year that can be applied to licensure or education


  • $15k sign-on bonus
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability 
  • Prescription plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Retirement plans with company matching
  • Free banking
  • Generous PTO
  • Family and Medical leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • New hire referral bonus
  • Loan Repayment Programs
  • Additional compensation for supervising Advanced Clinical Practitioners


  • Graduate from an accredited Medical School and Psychiatric Residency Program
  • Texas Medical License (or in pending status)
  • Board Eligible or Certified in either of the following:
    • General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent, Forensic or Substance Abuse
  • Current DEA Controlled Substance Registration certificate
  • Registered with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
  • Willing to supervise either of the following:
    • APRNs, PAs, Residents, and/or Medical Students

About The Harris Center

The Harris Center is the state-designated Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority serving Harris County, Texas.  As the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, The Harris Center provides a full continuum of services at 86 different sites across Harris County in more than 42 different languages as well as sign language in order to better serve our community. We are committed to meeting the behavioral health and IDD needs of Harris County residents and giving them hope to live to their fullest potential.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD (“The HARRIS CENTER”) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. 


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