Medical Director - Exempt (behavioral Health)

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $353,386.08 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position
Bargaining Unit: Management - Mgmt Classes, Classified & Exempt

CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Health Services Behavioral Health Division is offering an exciting opportunity for a challenging career as the Behavioral Health Medical Director. The Behavioral Health Medical Director will plan, organize, direct, supervise and coordinate all psychiatric medical services for the Division.

As a key administrator with the Behavioral Health Division, the ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of psychiatry and its application to the public mental health system, and be familiar with Federal, State and local laws governing public mental health work, medical ethics, and confidentiality.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Lead by example and possess integrity and a strong commitment to public service, with an emphasis on customer services and responsiveness;
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain positive rapport with policy makers, management, staff, health stakeholders and the public;
  • Possess effective communication skills with an understanding of diverse populations;
  • Analyze problems, reach practical conclusions, and initiate effective solutions;
  • Understand qualify improvement and evaluation methodologies;
  • Be an organized, results-oriented manager who understands the need for performance measures, qualify assurance, and accountability for maintaining stated goals;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business principles, including financing and budgeting.

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Contra Costa Behavioral Health provides services for children, adolescents, transitional aged youth, adults and older adults for the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental illness and substance use conditions. We are committed to supporting treatment of the whole person to achieve wellness and recovery, and promoting the physical and behavioral health of individuals, families and the communities that we serve. We strive to provide integrated and culturally sensitive services by mental health clinicians, alcohol and other drug counselors, peers, family partners, nurses, psychiatrists, and other professionals.

Typical Tasks
Depending on the designated assignment; duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Works closely with the senior executive leadership team of Contra Costa Health Services
  • Coordinates and facilitates the integration of services throughout the system of care
  • Participates in the overall management of division and inter-division issues;
  • Develops standards of care
  • Develops strategies to expand provider networks
  • Recommends, develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures related to assigned program
  • Ensures programs meet the overall goals in the areas of quality and safety, patient experience, staff experience and financial stewardship
  • Provides surveillance and planning for improvement of medical care
  • Acts as liaison between administration and other physicians
  • Consults with Nursing Administration regarding patient care
  • Monitors, evaluates, and reports on the quality and appropriateness of the applicable programs
  • Supervises all levels of medical, professional, technical and support staff; full supervision includes responsibility for selection, performance evaluation, and corrective action
  • Reviews and evaluates administrative and patient care policies and procedures
  • Participate in in-service training programs
  • Provides expert consultation and information to administration regarding assigned program's ability to meet the psychosocial, medical and physical needs of patients and their families
  • Trains and supervises interns and residents
  • Orients consulting physicians in protocols and procedures
  • Performs related duties as assigned
  • Stands ready to report to work or responds to inquiries off hours immediately if called as directed by the Health Services Director

Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Possession of a valid physician license issued by the Medical Board of California and a Board Certification in the specialty applicable for the assignment.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience, or its equivalent, in the practice of medicine, preferably including two (2) years in a responsible administrative capacity applicable for the assignment.
Selection Process

1. Application Requirements: Candidates are required to submit an online application with a resume and letter of interest attached. Applications without the required supplemental documents will not be considered.

2. Interview: Following a review of the applications, a select group of the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

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