Child Psychiatrist - Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (Open)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $256,422.40 - $303,139.20 Annually USD

Job Description

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on September 22, 2020 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be September 28, 2020.

**Please note: This position has been filled.

San Mateo County BehavioralHealth and RecoveryServices (BHRS) seeks board eligible or board certifiedpsychiatrists to serve as a staff Child Psychiatrist for the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The position, providing professional child psychiatric diagnostic and therapeutic services to clients in various divisions of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, is part time,0.55FTE (22 hours per week), and currently open for hire. Service sites could include a school-based mental health therapeutic day school, pediatric clinic in San Mateo Medical Center, a community based primary care/pediatric clinic, and outpatient behavioral health clinics operated by BHRS. The specifics of the actual treatment sites where the services will be delivered will be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate, the Supervising Child Psychiatrist/Lead Child Psychiatrist, and the Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

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 $3,000/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 used as leave or 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 potentially to supervise psychiatric residents in our award winning Psychiatric Residency Program as well as Fellows in Child Psychiatry Training with Stanford University School of Medicine. 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.

The ideal candidate will have completed a Residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry, and be board certified, or board eligible, in General Psychiatry, and, ideally, board certified or board eligible in Child Psychiatry. A candidate will hold a valid and up-to-date California Physicians and Surgeons License as granted by the Board of Medical Care of the State of California, and a current prescribing certificate from the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. A thorough background check will be conducted. This review may include inquiries of the Department of Justice and the National Practitioners Data Bank. Any negative findings may be a basis for rejection of an application. An ideal candidate will demonstrate experience and competence in facilitating successful consultation in a manner that is beneficial to those receiving consultation. All services will be provided in a professional manner that demonstrates cultural sensitivity and humility. An ideal candidate will have experience with, and demonstrate competence with, different populations, especially populations which have been found to be underserved in San Mateo County. An ideal candidate will have fluency in providing services in the preferred language of the families, notably Spanish, but Spanish speaking is not required.

NOTE: The eligible listgenerated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified,and regular classifiedvacancies.
Examples Of Duties
  • Provide professional psychiatric services for children, adolescents, transition-aged youth, and families enrolled in programs of BHRS.
  • Prescribe appropriate treatment plans and prescribe therapy, psychotherapy, rehabilitation programs, and medications as needed.
  • 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 or program development.
  • Train and supervise interns, residents, and fellows.
  • Provide clinical supervision to licensed and professional staff.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of activities.
  • Conduct and direct individual and group psychotherapy.
  • Consult and work with other medical and/or mental health professionals in the community when necessary.
  • Psychiatric services also may also include consultation to BHRS staff, County teaching staff, treating physicians and allied health workers, and to County partner agencies including Probation, Child Welfare, Human Services Agency/Child and Family Services, and to contracted and governmental agencies.
  • 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.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

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 completion of an accredited psychiatric residency program as well as a child and adolescent fellowship.

License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of psychiatry including differential diagnosis and treatment approaches.
  • Current developments, trends, and research in the medical psychiatric field.
  • Psychopharmacology including indications, dosage, interactions, and side effects.
  • Laws regarding informed consent.
  • Documentation requirements.
  • Child development and its relationship to psychiatry.
  • Substance use/chemical dependency and its relationship to psychiatry.
  • Community mental health practices.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Diagnose psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Develop and monitor treatment plans and provide psychiatric treatment and management to children and adolescents.
  • Learn and apply laws governing medical psychiatric treatment.
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with children, adolescents, and families.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.
  • Clinically supervise licensed and professional staff.

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 MateoHuman 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 County of San Mateo, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

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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 of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HR Contact: Kristin Herman (070119) (Child Psychiatrist - F122)

Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map