Psychiatrist - Adult

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $282,588.80 - $306,550.40 Annually USD

Job Description


Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (P.S.T.) on the day the County's needs are met.

This recruitment is open to the public and the eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Psychiatrist positions within the County of Orange. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.


Orange County is a desirable place to live - and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California. At the County, you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference.

Over the years, Orange County has established a reputation as an innovative leader among local governments and serves over 3,000,000 people who live within its 34 cities. The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation.

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The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas - Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Services, Public Health and Administrative Services is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community. HCA delivers services to the community based on business values of Excellence, Leadership, Stewardship and Innovation. HCA embraces the County's values of a service-oriented culture that attracts and retains the best and the brightest, by fostering a spirit of collaboration and partnership.

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Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health Services (AOABH) provides recovery-oriented behavioral health services and episodic treatment services through a range of outpatient and residential treatment programs which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. Adults who have a serious and persistent mental disorder and/or substance abuse disorder and impairment in their ability to function in the community or who have a history of recurring substantial functional impairment, hospitalization or symptoms can access services. Services include: assessment, evaluation, collateral therapy, individual and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development and crisis intervention. AOABH also provides HIV education, pre- and post-test counseling, drug counseling and testing; outreach to schools and the general community. Specialized programs include: residential care and housing, services for pregnant and parenting women, methadone maintenance and detoxification, treatment of substance use disorder with co-occurring mental illness, and Collaborative Court Programs.

AOABH provides a range of outpatient and inpatient services for county residents who have a serious and persistent mental disorder. Inpatient services include: acute psychiatric inpatient treatment program, program administration and utilization case management of the Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care Plan, Allied Behavioral Care (ABC). The specialized outpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides 24-hour crisis stabilization, hospital diversion, and referral access to ABC acute psychiatric inpatient services.


The ideal candidate will be familiar with recovery oriented services, have a calm and flexible demeanor, and be willing to work in a team setting. The candidate will also possess an ability to use an Electronic Health Record to monitor the individual's status, document medical services, enter orders for pharmaceuticals and laboratory studies, and determine and document medical necessity. Familiarity and ability to coordinate with other physicians providing medical care for the person is also crucial as we strive to provide safe and effective treatment with a holistic approach to one's health, which includes their physical well-being. This position provides direct client care and may also provide supervision to an on-site Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner. The population served consists of adults ages 18 and up impacted by a chronic and persistent mental illness and their families.


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A Controlled Substance Registration Certification issued by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is required.

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists qualify for an additional $800 per month
  • Five (5) days Continuing Medical Education paid leave per year.
  • Educational and Professional Reimbursement of $10,000 per year
  • Flexible work schedules may be available
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (Psychiatrists employed at least half time in regular positions in all divisions of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) are eligible for the program, however, this does not include positions in Correctional Health. This program will continue as long as there are MHSA funds available. The County and/or HCA are under no obligation to continue funding this program should MHSA funding cease for this program.)


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Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Qualifications Appraisal Panel | Oral Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.


Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Janeth Boudreaux at (714) 834-2217 or
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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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