Supervising Adult Psychiatrist - Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (Open)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $250,328.00 - $312,873.60 Annually USD

Job Description


NOTE: This job announcement was edited on March 2, 2021 from a Department Promotional recruitment to an Open recruitment, and the recruitment schedule was amended to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division of San Mateo County Health seeks an experienced psychiatrist to serve as Supervising Adult Psychiatrist for our comprehensive behavioral health clinic, Central County Behavioral Health Center in San Mateo, California, serving a wide area of Central San Mateo with a very diverse population including LatinX, Pacific Islander, and Asian communities. The position is currently part time, 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week).

The Supervising Adult Psychiatrist provides leadership and supervision to several psychiatrists and other disciplines as well as maintaining a clinical caseload with an emphasis on seriously mentally ill clients who may also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. This Supervising Adult Psychiatrist will report directly to the Medical Director of BHRS and will assist him/her in providing the highest quality behavioral health care in Central County. As a national leader in community mental health services, San Mateo County offers the Supervising Adult Psychiatrist the opportunity to serve as a member of our award winning Psychiatric Residency Program and supervise and teach the psychiatric residents. We also offer the opportunity to practice state-of-the-art psychiatry without third party intrusions, the ability to work with a diverse client group with a wide range of diagnoses, and the chance to participate in team models.

The position offers 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 cashed out up to 50% each Spring, and a wellness program, including exercise classes, worksite massage, and an onsite gym. The position is part of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists locally, and UAPD help determine salaries and benefits through periodic renegotiations.

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division 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 behavioral 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 ideal candidate is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and has at least three years of experience supervising psychiatrists and/or psychiatry residents, as well as a keen interest in and knowledge of policy and planning on behavioral health issues and organizational and clinical performance measurements. Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and MAT, including buprenorphine DATA 2000 Waiver is preferred.

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
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Leadership in fostering integrated care for clients with serious mental illness and primary care conditions with the co-located San Mateo County Daly City Primary Care Clinic;
  • Psychiatric services for an adult behavioral health clinic including substance use services;
  • Program planning for and teaching, mentoring, and supervision of adult psychiatric residents;
  • Quality Improvement activities including reviews of hospital admissions and review of research proposals;
  • Provide consultation, review and guidance to other physicians in the evaluation and treatment of adults;
  • Member of the BHRS Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and support the Pharmacy Services;
  • Member of the Joint Medical Chiefs and Unit Chiefs of all the BHRS clinics in San Mateo County;
  • Member of the Residency Training Committee and its selection and evaluation process;
  • Monthly meetings with the BHRS Medical Director;
  • Help review grievances that come to BHRS regarding psychiatrists at North County;
  • Review and approve timecards for psychiatrists at North County;
  • Organize and coordinate psychiatric coverage;
  • Organize and facilitate monthly meetings with psychiatrists as well as individual supervision as needed;
  • Review and approve educational and professional expenses prior to submission to BHRS Medical Director; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

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:

Completion of a residency program and three years of experience in Adult Psychiatry.

Knowledge of:
  • Health care management practices and principles including revenue retrieval.
  • Current developments, trends and research in a medical specialty.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Development of medical policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Preparation of comprehensive reports and other correspondence.
  • Pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects.
  • Laws, statues, codes, and regulations related to the specialty area which govern health service providers, and JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
  • General Medicine and its relationship to psychiatry.
  • Current techniques and dynamics of individual, couple, family, adult and group psychotherapy.
  • Chemical dependency and abuse and its relationship to psychiatry.
  • Advanced knowledge of psychiatric principles and practices.
  • Current developments in the field of psychiatry.
  • Community mental health practice and program options.
  • Treatment approaches and differential diagnosis of the mentally ill.
  • County-wide mental health services.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Direct psychiatric programs.
  • Clinically supervise and provide lead direction to medical/professional staff, including physicians.
  • Fully supervise staff, including selection, performance evaluation, and corrective action.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence.
  • Apply principles of effective management techniques.
  • Diagnose patients and prescribe treatment or therapy in the designated specialty area.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, hospital staff, community organizations and others.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with individuals within the County or at any level within the Health Services Department.

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.

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

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 (02162021) (Supervising Adult Psychiatrist - F142)

Job Address

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