Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!


About the Role:

Provides direct clinical care of clients, including evaluation, prescribing of medications as appropriate, development of treatment plans, and ordering of lab tests at one or more clinical facilities in the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center. 

Provides psychiatric consultations as requested by LCHD/CHC staff and from other agencies.


Benefit Review:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Plans
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Pension 
  • And MUCH MORE!


Location: 2400 Belvidere Rd, Waukegan, IL  

Hours: 24 hours a week, 3 day per week.



Skills and Experience:

  • Evaluates clients regarding their need for psychotropic medication and prescribes medication when appropriate.
  • Performs psychiatric evaluations, as requested by other staff members, for purposes of diagnosis and for treatment planning.
  • Conducts crisis intervention/evaluation/referral to persons who present themselves at the program.
  • Consults with staff regarding clients not necessarily seen directly by the psychiatrist. This will include, but is not limited to, cases in which psychiatric supervision is necessary for insurance purposes.
  • Responds to inquiries, gives appropriate information and referrals, and documents, if necessary.
  • Provides direct services to clients including individual and group treatment.
  • Focuses on client empowerment in providing treatment, seeking to assist clients to build on strengths in addressing treatment needs.
  • Facilitates with clients and collaborates with the treatment team to develop, review and update treatment goals and referrals both internally and externally.
  • Provides education and direction to clients, family members and/or significant others.
  • Takes responsibility for training in and documenting clinical chart requirements to meet program and state standards.
  • Upon request, provide teaching, supervising and/or precepting for students and residents as needed in support of Community Health Center objectives and in accordance with requirements set forth in agreements with educational institutions.
  • Performs duties to meet or exceed productivity, quality and customer services standards.
  • Maintains an awareness of and professional involvement/collaboration with community resources.
  • Job Skill Assessment(s) may be required for this role. 


Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Graduation from an LCME-accredited or ECFMG-accredited medical school
  • Completion prior to start date of a minimum of four years of Graduate Medical Education in a psychiatric residency training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Certification and Licensure

  • Board eligible, or initial and continuing Board certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, or other board certification entity
  • Current active license from the State of Illinois as a Physician; or a letter from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation stating that the application for licensure endorsement has been approved, with receipt of Illinois license following within six months of initial application date for endorsement.
  • Current active and unrestricted Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) from the State of Illinois
  • Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Physicians hired after 2002, who are board-eligible, will become certified within 3 years of hire/appointment.


About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.


If you would like to learn more about our community impact and to see some of our employees in action, please review this short video.


Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.


The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status and other protected characteristics.