• Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $226,886.40 - $262,828.80 Annually USD

Job Description


In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following date:
Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

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

  • 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
  • Alternative work schedule available
  • Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program ( Eligible participants would receive up to $22,500 after completion of every 1040 service hours (equals 6 months for full-time employees and 12 months for half-time employees) as long as funding remains available. The total award amount may be up to $225,000 but will not exceed the total of the participant's outstanding educational loan balance at the time of the participant's induction into the program .)
  • In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System(OCERS).

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 open 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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Behavioral Health Services provides a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for mental health care. The Service Areas include:
  • Children, Youth and Prevention Services
  • Adult and Older Adult Services
Children, Youth and Prevention Services have four major focus areas:
  • Regional outpatient clinics are located within five geographic areas throughout Orange County. The clinics are staffed by professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, family therapy, and nursing. Regional clinic staff serve children and adolescents who need mental health and substance use services due to challenges with disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, attentional disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep and eating disorders, adjustment or personality disorders, other severe emotional disorders, and family problems. Some regional clinics may also provide intensive community based recovery oriented services. Children who receive services under Short/Doyle Medi-Cal and who have been diverted from hospitalization or receive support services as part of the after-care plan developed during their hospitalization are also served in regional clinics.
  • Crisis services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. The Crisis Assessment Team works with children and families who are experiencing crises that may lead to psychiatric hospitalization. Team members assess youth, most frequently in emergency rooms, schools, and in the client's home with law enforcement support.
  • Children & Youth Behavioral Health Services staff provides mental health and substance use services to a wide variety of youth involved with the Juvenile Court. Specific specialized programs serve the needs of youth placed at Orangewood Children and Family Center, Juvenile Hall, group homes, and foster homes. These programs specialize in field delivered behavioral health treatment services and intra and inter agency collaboration for youth who, in addition to other behavioral health difficulties, often present with an extensive history of trauma.
  • Prevention and Intervention provides a variety of program services, with the majority funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention dollars. These Prevention and Early Intervention services are provided in the community at diverse locations including schools, Family Resource Centers, Youth Reporting Centers, shelters, transitional living centers and, participants' homes. Programs work with children, transitional age youth, and adults. These programs are highly family focused. Programs aim to prioritize under-served populations, remove barriers to accessing services early, eliminate/reduce the stigma and discrimination of receiving behavioral health diagnoses, and/or provide services at first onset.

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In Children, Youth and Prevention Services there are a variety of direct client care opportunities to serve Orange County children, youth, transitional age youth, and their families impacted by mental illness and substance use disorders. Children, Youth and Prevention Services has four major areas of service: 1) Regional outpatient clinics (including intensive community based recovery oriented services), 2) Services delivered in the field to youth in the Juvenile Justice system, 3) 24/7 crisis services, and 4) Prevention and Intervention. All programs strive to provide high quality, evidence-based services in a system that addresses the specific and unique needs of the individual and their support systems. Those served by Children, Youth and Prevention Services come from a variety of cultures and diverse backgrounds. As a Psychiatrist, your role will include collaborating with a team of professionals both within the Health Care Agency, and with other County agencies with whom the programs partner to ensure comprehensive care is provided.

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The ideal candidate will be American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in child and adolescent psychiatry or have completed a two year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, 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. The population served consists of children, youth, and transitional age youth ages 0 through 25.


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


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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.

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.



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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Raymond Mendozaat (714) 834-6755 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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