RELIEF MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHIATRIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Temporary Public Health
  • Salary: $227.25 - $252.50 Hourly USD

Job Description



COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

EXAM NUMBER
b4736A

POSTING DATE
1/29/20

Filing Date
This examination will open Thursday January 30, 2020 and will remain open until the needs of the service are met. It is subject to closure without prior notice

DEFINITION:
Renders professional medical services in a mental health setting on an hourly as needed basis.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Incumbents in these positions are assigned to a County Physician Registry. Positions allocable to this class report to a program manager or supervising psychiatrists and performs a full range of professional psychiatric services which requires completion of an approved residency in psychiatry. Mental Health Psychiatrist may function as the clinical lead for multidisciplinary treatment team.
Essential Job Functions
Screens for health-related concerns and performs psychiatric evaluations.

Develops comprehensive 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.

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

Prescribes, administers medications, and monitors their overall effect.

Orders, obtains, reviews and monitors pertinent laboratory tests.

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

Testifies in court as an expert witness as needed.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in Psychiatry

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: 2 - 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.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Board Eligible or Board Certified in Adult or Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Proficient in learning and using Electronic Health Records (i.e. IBHIS, ORCHID)

Experience in working with the Department of Mental Health system of care or other large public mental health system
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and desirable qualifications based on information provided by applicants in the supplemental questions, weighted 100%.

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

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in 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.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.
VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.
Many important notifications such as test invitation, and other special information are only communicated via e-mail. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices. if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position. Moreover, please add (exam analyst email address), and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being blocked or filtered as spam/junk email from your email provider. The County of Los Angeles will not consider allegations of not receiving the email notification as an acceptable reason to authorize a reschedule or late exam administration. Please note, you can visit www.governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE

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.

Applications must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. transcripts, certificate, resume, etc.) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Please include exam number and exam title in the subject line.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Fill out your application completely. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, and description of work performed. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination or selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email them to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing your application. Please include the exam number and the exam title in the subject line.

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

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

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

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 individual 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 .

CONTACT INFORMATION
Department Contact Name: Joshua Goldman, Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (213) 972-7046 or (213) 972-7034
Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 972-7034
Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922


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