Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Adult Psychiatrist - Multiple Openings (Open)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $270,379.20 - $338,000.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The County of San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) seeks Board eligible or Board certified psychiatrists to join our team of Adult Psychiatrists. As a national leader in trauma-informed community mental health services, with a core commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as guiding principles by which we continuously evaluate and develop our system of care, with a significant, long-standing institutional dedication of both staff and resources to realizing these core goals for our clients, their families, and our BHRS staff. 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 severe mental illness, the chance to participate in a team model. 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 County of San Mateo supports an award-winning Psychiatric Residency Training Program and staff psychiatrists are invited to join the faculty and participate in training residents if interested.

The positions offer 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 time off or cashed out up to 50% each Spring, and a wellness program, including exercise classes, worksite massage, and an onsite gym. BHRS positions include a hybrid model of remote work, which may continue in the future.

There are currently two full-time Adult Psychiatrist vacancies across multiple clinical programs. Specifics of the treatment sites where services will be delivered will be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate and the BHRS Medical Director. These positions provide professional adult psychiatric diagnostic and therapeutic services at one or more of the following clinical sites:

The South County Behavioral Health Center in Redwood City, California, working with adult BHRS clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

The Puente Team in San Mateo, California, working with adult BHRS clients with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Coastside Behavioral Health Center in Half-Moon Bay, California, working with adult BHRS clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

The Central County Behavioral Health Center in San Mateo, California, working with adult BHRS clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
Examples Of Duties
  • Conduct psychiatric assessments and make diagnoses.
  • Prescribe appropriate treatment plans and prescribe therapy, psychotherapy, rehabilitation programs, and medications as needed.
  • Medication management, including Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) 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 medical students, interns and residents.
  • 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.
  • 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:

Board Certification or completion of an accredited psychiatric residency program.

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

Knowledge of:
  • Current developments, trends and research in the field of medicine, psychiatry, and addiction.
  • Basic understanding of clinical supervisory principles and practices.
  • Pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects.
  • Proper documentation of clinical services.
  • General Medicine and its relationship to psychiatry.
  • Current techniques and dynamics of individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy.
  • Substance use disorders and their relationship to psychiatry.
  • Psychiatric principles and practices.
  • Community mental health practice and program options.
  • Treatment approaches and differential diagnosis of the mentally ill.
  • HIPPA regulations.
  • Medical ethics as they relate to patient care.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Diagnose and treat patients.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, staff and others.
  • Learn and apply laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing California health service providers, HIPAA, JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain medical records and prepare reports.
  • Serve on interdisciplinary teams.
  • 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 five days in advance on this job announcement.

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.

IMPORTANT : Applications for this position will only be accepted online . If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Apply immediately. This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. Selections may be made at any time within the process.

Employees hired into specified health care facilities and other high-risk settings where there is potential for frequent COVID-19 exposure to staff and highly vulnerable patients are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more specific information, please refer to the County's COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy .

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 (04282022) (Adult Psychiatrist - F140)

Job Address

Redwood City, California United States View Map