Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Adult Psychiatrist - Collaborative Care Team (Open)
The County of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) seeks a Board eligible or a Board certified psychiatrist to serve as a staff Adult Psychiatrist for the Collaborative Care Team (CCT).
The Collaborative Care Team psychiatrist will provide professional adult psychiatric diagnostic and therapeutic services to clients of BHRS. The position is full time, FTE, 40 hours per week, and currently open for hire. The CCT program is located in San Mateo, California, but the team is primarily field based. The position will travel to out of county placement facilities to provide psychiatric care for San Mateo County clients.
The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package which includes County funded malpractice insurance, retirement plans and health benefits for retirees, reimbursement of professional dues and expenses (up to $2,500/year), an additional 5% increase in salary for each qualifying Board certification up to two (2) Boards, administrative leave time at 5 hours per pay period up to 260 hours (this is prorated for part time employees) that can be cashed out up to 50% each Spring, and a wellness program, including exercise classes, worksite massage, and an onsite gym.
As a national leader in community mental health services, BHRS offers the opportunity to practice state-of-the-art psychiatry without third party intrusions, the ability to work with a diverse client group with a wide range of diagnoses, the chance to participate in a team model, and the opportunity to supervise psychiatric residents in our award winning Psychiatric Residency Program. BHRS uses evidence-based treatment approaches in our system of care services, while seeking continuing improvement and development in the areas of cultural competence, integrated services for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, and supportive housing. Our achievements reflect the work of dedicated staff as well as the valuable input of mental health system partners--criminal justice and human services agencies, private providers and contract agencies, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commission members, families, and consumers.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conduct psychiatric assessments and make diagnoses.
- Prescribe appropriate treatment plans and prescribe therapy, psychotherapy, rehabilitation programs, and medications as needed.
- Responsible for the psychiatric care of clients at skilled nursing facilities serving San Mateo County/BHRS clients on an as needed basis.
- Provide bridge medications as necessary for complex clients returning from state hospitals or out of county facilities.
- Responsible for reviewing CCT/ARM complex client's medication regiment and collaborating with prescribing psychiatrist when warranted.
- As needed re-assess conserved client's grave disability status and complete re-determination paperwork.
- Medication management, including Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders as needed.
- Coordinate the work of consulting medical specialists.
- Act as physician member of a multi-disciplinary team for clinical work and provide consultation to CCT/ARM team members regarding client's psychiatric care.
- Provide psycho education for CCT/ARM staff and support program development.
- Participate in LEAP improvement efforts as needed.
- Train and supervise interns and residents.
- Provide clinical supervision to licensed and professional staff.
- Prepare reports and maintain timely records of activities.
- Conduct and direct individual and group psychotherapy.
- Consult and work with other medical and/or mental health professionals, within BHRS/county contract providers, and/or other departments (i.e. SMMC, Aging and Adult) and out of county treatment teams.
- Confer with clients' relatives or loved ones regarding illness and treatment.
- Maintain electronic records of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis according to BHRS standards and other regulatory agencies.
- Develop comprehensive case histories.
- Travel out of county to provide psychiatric care and consultation for San Mateo County clients.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Current developments, trends and research in the field of medicine and psychiatry.
- Basic understanding of clinical supervisory principles and practices.
- Pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects.
- Proper documentation of clinical services.
- General Medicine and its relationship to psychiatry.
- Current techniques and dynamics of individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy.
- Chemical dependency and abuse and its relationship to psychiatry.
- Psychiatric principles and practices.
- Community mental health practice and program options.
- Treatment approaches and differential diagnosis of the mentally ill.
- HIPPA regulations.
- Medical ethics as they relate to patient care.
- Diagnose and treat patients.
- Develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, staff and others.
- Learn and apply laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing California health service providers, HIPAA, JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
- Maintain medical records and prepare reports.
- Serve on interdisciplinary teams.
- Clinically supervise licensed and professional staff.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
Board Certification or completion of an accredited psychiatric residency program.
License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.
Anyone may apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the County of San Mateo Human Resources Department.
The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org to apply.
Apply immediately. This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. Selections may be made at any time within the process.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HR Contact: Kristin Herman (051518) (Adult Psychiatrist - F140)