• Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $197,641.59 - $240,240.00 Annually

Job Description

About the Department and the Position
This Recruitment will be open until filled. J1 applicants welcome.

The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department, under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the policy of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. The Department consists of over 300 allocated positions with an operational budget of $70 million.

Stanislaus County is recruiting for a Psychiatrist to fill an immediate need in the Department of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS). BHRS is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County.

The BHRS outpatient clinics provide outpatient services to clients of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The treatment provided in the clinics are primarily recovery oriented and community focused with a strong emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach.

Under the direction of the Medical Director or designee, but with independent responsibility and for professional result, the Psychiatrist works, collaborates, and consults with a multi-disciplinary team for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various emotional disturbances affecting individuals, groups and families, and performs other related work as required.

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is considered a Health Professional Shortage area (HPSA) for mental health and most clinics are National Health Service Corps (NHCS) approved sites for candidates interested in applying for student loan repayment program. For more information visit:

Once it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you will be sent an email to complete a conviction questionnaire. Detailed instructions will be in the email. You will have five (5) working days from the date on the email to follow the instructions and complete the questionnaire. The deadline will also be in the email. You MUST complete this step in order to continue in the recruitment process. If you do not complete this step before the five (5) working day deadline your name will be considered as withdrawn from the recruitment.
Cell phones are not typically compatible with the online application format or browser, you should use your laptop or home computer. If you are still having technical difficulties please call Neogov @ 1-855-524-5627.
Typical Tasks
  • Conducts psychiatric examinations, makes diagnosis and prescribes treatment and medications as per established guidelines with best practice standards;
  • Conducts individual, group and conjoint family psychotherapy as needed;
  • Organizes and evaluates data concerning patient's family, personal (medical and mental) history, and onset of symptoms as obtained from patient, relatives and other sources;
  • Orders laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluates data obtained;
  • Prepares and presents cases for review by other staff members and participates in staff consultation in diagnosis and determination of client driven treatment programs;
  • Prepares and maintains complex treatment and progress reports on assigned cases;
  • Participates with professional members of other disciplines in collaborative treatment and in matters relating to diagnosis and treatment recommendations;
  • Demonstrate community collaboration skills;
  • Prepares complex correspondence and reports;
  • Works as assigned on Departmental quality improvement and practice monitoring activities; and
  • Provides clinical teaching and consultation to other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)
  • Demonstrate clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;
  • Write psychiatric reports for courts of law and public and private agencies;
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action;
  • Work with culturally diverse staff and patients;
  • Utilize and model clear communication and positive conflict resolution skills in all aspects of this role;
  • Support and utilize electronic health record system;
  • Experience with electronic health record system;
  • Demonstrated computer skills;
  • Lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health services;
  • Multicultural skills, knowledge and experience;
  • Behavioral Health background;
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and skills;
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience with, diverse populations;
  • Understanding of the Public Mental Health System and public policy; and
  • Demonstrated ability of the use of recovery and resiliency principles.

  • Psychiatry and general medicine;
  • Recent developments and programs in the field of psychiatry and community mental health;
  • Clinic organization, management and procedures;
  • Behavioral and environmental aspects of physical illness, emotional disturbances, and developmentally disabled;
  • Mental Health Services Act essential elements and use them to guide the development of all initiatives;
  • Mental health employment and educational opportunities and community resources;
  • Use methods/techniques to communicate an understanding of the recovery process from mental illness including recovery and resiliency principles; and
  • Challenges relevant to consumer and family members, stigma reduction, suicide prevention and community-based support.

  • Completion of a four-year Psychiatry Residency training program in an institution approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), or equivalent experience, and/or education, and/or certification.

  • Possession of a valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the California Board of Medical Examiners.

  • Valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize adequate alternative method of transportation, when needed, to carry out essential job related functions in a timely manner.

  • Certification in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or possessing a written statement from the Secretary of the Board indicating eligibility for examination.

In addition to a mental health loan assumption program administered through the California State Department of Mental Health, Psychiatrists employed with Stanislaus County-BHRS may be eligible for $10,000 for each year of county employment, to be awarded to pay part or all of a current or prospective employee's educational loan debt from medical school.

Additional 5% Board Certification Pay for Board Certification
Application and Selection Procedures
Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Unclassified Service of the County and is designated at-will.

The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).
  • Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, supervisors, and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.

Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.

"Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application form. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications."

Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special test arrangements you require in the "Additional Information" section of the application form.

  • Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening *if applicable and job-related background investigation.
  • Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
  • Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required.

Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.


Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understandings, and such information prevails over information contained in this flyer. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Personnel.

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under "Disability Management".

Closing Date/Time: Continuous