MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHIATRIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $309,698.64 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER :
Y4735B

FILING DATE: February 23, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Until needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visitwww.dhs.lacounty.gov.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.
DEFINITION :
Renders professional medical services in the field of psychiatry.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a program manager or supervising psychiatrists and performs psychiatric services, which requires completion of an approved residency in psychiatry. Mental Health Psychiatrist may function as the clinical lead for the multidisciplinary treatment team.
Essential Job Functions
Performs psychiatric evaluations and screens for health-related concerns as needed.

Develops comprehensive psychiatric treatment plans.

Evaluates individuals/clients to determine if probable cause is met to initiate detention under WIC 5150.

Provides clinical consultation to other medical providers and staff, including interns and resident physicians, regarding treatment interventions, medical and diagnostic work performed and participates in clinical case conferences.

Assists in the planning, direction, and implementation of departmental initiatives and protocols to enhance and improve client care.

Performs medication support services by evaluating the need for psychotropic medications.

Prescribes medications and monitors their overall effect and may administer medication/s, when necessary.

Orders, obtains, reviews and monitors pertinent laboratory tests.

Participates in evaluation of the quality of care and provides input into formulating corrective action plans to mitigate future clinical risk.

Conducts academic and/or research activities.

Conducts trainings or assists in the training of interns and resident physicians.

Testifies in court as an expert witness.

Discusses patient information with relevant third parties including attorneys, judges and family members, following appropriate release of information or court order.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in psychiatry or equivalent training.*

LICENSE:
California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II:
Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Certifying Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent.

Information pertaining to the completion of residency program.

Applicants who have completed the required residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate of completion to your application at the time of filing or by email within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected.

Information pertaining to the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate.
Applicants who have the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate to your application at the time of filing or by email within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected.

The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your application, you must email them to the Exam Analyst, Hilary Hocking at HHocking@dhs.lacounty.gov. Please include the exam number and exam title.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, weighed 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be awarded for work experience gained after completion of a residency approved program by an American Specialty Board in psychiatry or equivalent training.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any


VACANCY INFORMATION:
The current vacancies are located within Correctional Health; however, the resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.


All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add
hhocking@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.


Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed person have a Social Security number for record control purposes.


NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Hilary Hocking, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5062
HHocking@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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