Under general direction, provides medical supervision, coordination and training of staff engaged in providing psychiatric services in mental health centers, clinics, or institutions in addition to providing psychiatric care to patients.
The County of Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, a public healthcare system in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking BE/BC Psychiatrists & PGY-III/IVs for a variety of clinical settings, including Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinics, and Custody Health Services. Opportunities for additional moonlighting also exist within our healthcare system. As the largest public health care system in northern California, we offer comprehensive healthcare resources to a large and diverse patient population. Psychiatrists are part of a robust team of staff that work in collaboration with other medical specialties to provide integrated health care to patients.Current full-time/part-time vacancies are located in Custody Health Services, Ambulatory Care, Behavioral Health and Emergency Psychiatric Services. However, the eligible list may be used for future vacancies as they occur and for extra help positions.Candidate must be able to pass temporary and permanent security clearance (DOJ, FBI) to work in the jail.
*Per Union of American Physicians and Dentists contract:
Psychiatrists who occupy a position in Custody Health Services (i.e. Adult and Juvenile), and Acute Psychiatric Services (i.e. EPS; BAP; Urgent Care and Consult Services) shall receive an additional twenty-five percent (25%) pay. For immediate consideration, please submit a CV directly to:
Dr. Tiffany Ho
Behavioral Health Medical Director
Fax: (408) 293-4889
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- Provides medical supervision and consultation to all staff psychiatrists;
- Assigns special cases to other psychiatrists as required;
- Provides psychiatric consultation to other treatment staff;
- Supervises inventory control of medication distribution and maintains standardization of dosages;
- Participates in the hiring and evaluation of medical staff;
- Coordinates and/or provides in-service training to staff on diagnostic services, emergency crisis intervention, use of restrictive drugs and other clinical practices;
- Monitors and maintains medical standards of recording patient care;
- Arranges for medical equipment in mental health centers or programs as required;
- Examines, diagnoses, and treats mental patients;
- Presents cases in clinical conference;
- Participates in staff conferences and clinics;
- Keeps medical records and writes psychiatric evaluation reports;
- Performs other related work as required.
Graduation from a recognized school of medicine with a degree of Doctor of medicine.
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.
Possession of a valid certificate or eligible for certification in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Certificate of graduation from an American, Psychiatric Association approved residency in psychiatry.
Sufficient experience in a clinical, consultative, or a teaching setting which demonstrates a thorough understanding of psychiatric assessment, medical procedures and requirements and a broad understanding of a wide variety of mental health needs and services and possession of the knowledges and abilities listed below:Experience note:
This employment standard normally represents three years of clinical consultative or teaching experience in a psychiatric setting.Knowledge of:
- The principle of supervision;
- Medication management;
- The current principles and methods of diagnosing and treating mental disorders, contra indications and adverse reactions to common psychiatric medications;
- The function and use of support treatment staff;
- The preventive aspects of mental illness including consultation and education techniques.
- Medically supervise and evaluate professional competence of assigned staff;
- Maintain effective working relationships with staff;
- Diagnose a full range of illnesses common to the population served and to prescribe and administer treatment;
- Maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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