• Stanislaus County, CA
  • Modesto, California
  • Nov 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $226,740.80 - $275,600.00 Annually USD

Job Description

About the Opportunity


Stanislaus County invites qualified candidates to to fill immediate full-time vacancies for Psychiatrist positions at Behavioral Health and Recovery Services department . This Recruitment will be Open Until Filled.

To learn more about the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Click Here .

Stanislaus County now offers an employee bonus worth up to $10,000! Click here for details. (Download PDF reader)

Stanislaus County adheres to all Public Health Orders and is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment. To view the current Public Health orders, please visit the California Department of Public Health website here for more information.

The Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Department, under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the policy of the Board of Supervisors, is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County. The Department consists of over 300 allocated positions with an operational budget of $70 million.

Stanislaus County is recruiting for Psychiatrists to fill immediate and future needs in the Department of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS). BHRS is responsible for providing or arranging for the provision of an array of specialized behavioral health services for residents in and around Stanislaus County.

The BHRS outpatient clinics provide outpatient services to clients of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. The treatment provided in the clinics are primarily recovery-oriented and community focused with a strong emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach.

Under the direction of the Medical Director or designee, but with independent responsibility and for professional result, the Psychiatrist works, collaborates, and consults with multi-disciplinary treatment teams for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various emotional disturbances affecting individuals, groups and families, and performs other related work as required.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the Community and Health Services bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.

Typical Tasks
  • Conduct psychiatric training examinations, make diagnosis and prescribe treatment and medications;
  • Conduct individual, group and joint family psychotherapy;
  • Organize data concerning patient's family, medical history, and onset of symptoms;
  • Order laboratory and other special diagnostic tests and evaluate data;
  • Prepare and present cases for review by other staff members;
  • Participate in staff consultation in diagnosis and determination of treatment programs;
  • Prepare and maintain complex treatment and progress reports on assigned cases;
  • Participate with professional members of other disciplines in collaborative treatment and in matters relating to diagnosis and treatment recommendations;
  • Demonstrate community collaboration skills;
  • Work with community and professional groups to promote better understanding and acceptance of mental health problems and community programs;
  • Prepare complex correspondence and reports;
  • Work as assigned on departmental quality improvement and practice monitoring activities, including committees of the Behavioral Health Center; and
  • Provide clinical teaching and consultation to other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience)

  • Demonstrate clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;
  • Write psychiatric reports for courts of law and public and private agencies;
  • Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action;
  • Works with culturally diverse staff and patients; and
  • Meet requirements to allow membership and privileges at Behavioral Health Center.

  • General medicine and psychiatry;
  • Recent developments and programs in the field of psychiatry and community mental health;
  • Clinic organization, management and procedures; and
  • Behavioral and environmental aspects of physical illness, emotional disturbances and mental disability or retardation.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

  • Complete a three ( 3 ) year Psychiatry Residency training program in an institution approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), or equivalent experience, and/or education, and / or certification; AND
  • Possess a valid license as a Physician and Surgeon issued by the California Board of Medical Examiners.


In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.
  • Certification in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or possessing a written statement from the Secretary of the Board indicating eligibility for examination.
  • Lived experience as a consumer or a family member of a consumer of behavioral health services.

Application and Selection Procedures


Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.


Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.


Apply By:

Oral Examination:

November 11, 2022

Week of November 21st

November 25, 2022

Week of December 5th

December 9, 2022

Week of December 19th

December 23, 2022

Week of January 3rd, 2023

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services department


Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

Stanislaus County supports the good health of its workforce. More information is available at

Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map