Medical Director

  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description


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(Annual salary under review and negotiable within the posted salary range.)

Under administrative direction, in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Clinical Services, plans, organizes and manages the medical services component of the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health; coordinates and supervises the medical practice and all clinical services components of all staff and contracted psychiatrists; oversees the compliance of mental health medical providers and services with applicable community standards of care, State and Federal laws and other regulatory requirements; serves as a member of the Department of Behavioral Health executive management team; and performs related duties as required.

FLSA: Exempt

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Clinical Services, directs, evaluates, plans, establishes, and implements the medical services component and all clinical services of the Mental Health Department; participates in the coordination of services across county departments and agencies; provides medical direction and consultation to all mental health programs and consultation to its contracted agencies, particularly in the areas of quality improvement, medication monitoring, and peer review.
  • Providesleadership to psychiatrists and other staff by modeling values such as ongoing professional development; flexibility; professional, ethical and responsible behavior; and respect for clients including promoting clients' recovery.
  • Provides consultation and support to other Department managers and psychiatrists around the provision of the highest quality of psychiatric services, including consultation regarding complex client situations; and assures that psychiatrists are appropriately integrated in all Department teams and programs.
  • Participates in the hiring of professional staff, serves on or chairs committees, medication monitoring, peer review, team/program, Department case conferences, and quality assurance; reviews Treatment Plans and client Incident Reports and participates in Utilization Review and other processes to insure conformance with program and licensing standards; adjusts treatment procedures as needed.
  • Acts as medical liaison with private physicians and representatives of hospitals, agencies, departments, and community organizations who work with mental health psychiatrists and clients/patients; works with graduate and/or medical school representatives to obtain graduate and/or psychiatric resident assistance; coordinates and negotiates with public and privately operated hospitals regarding provision of services to County mental health clients.
  • Ensures adequate psychiatric coverage for division programsby overseeing staff scheduling,recruitment, hiring, coaching, orientation, and training.
  • In collaboration with Program Managers, completes performance evaluations of staff psychiatrists, providing input in the area of psychiatric competencies, and performs annual clinical performance monitoring of contract psychiatrists.
  • Promptly investigates complaints or concerns regarding physician services; works with appropriate staff in the Department and County in completing investigations and developing appropriate recommendations to resolve complaints.
  • Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates and conducts staff development and in-service training.
  • Serves as member of the Department executive management team, works closely with the Director, Assistant Directors for program services and administration and other members of the executive management team. The Medical Director may be assigned special projects and ongoing Departmental projects.
  • May direct the Department's Quality Improvement program, including the development of Department policies and procedures and supervision of staff assigned to the Quality Improvement program.
  • May practice psychiatry as needed in all clinical settings; assesses and prescribes medications for mental health patients; and provide medical back up for "on call" psychiatrists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an approved medical school and satisfactory completion of a three (3) year psychiatric residency approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Three (3) years' experience in clinical psychiatry or community mental health services. Public Sector experience preferred.
  • Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.
  • Valid State of California driver's license may be required.

Special Requirement:
  • Possession of a valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the State of California and a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or written evidence of successful completion of a psychiatry residency.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in an office environment and health clinic.
  • Working conditions involves the potential for high stress and possible exposure to volatile situations; some non-standard work hours are required.

Job Address

3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California 95965 United States View Map