SUPERVISING MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHIATRIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $273,192.00 - $346,932.00 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING PERIOD:
November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. (PT)
UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

EXAM NUMBER: Y4737A

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.



ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visitwww.dhs.lacounty.gov.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.
DEFINITION:
Provides supervision to psychiatrists, multidisciplinary and ancillary staff in the provision of mental health services to clients in accordance with standards and scope of practice of psychiatry.
Essential Job Functions

Performs administrative responsibilities which include such duties as budget preparation for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, personnel responsibilities, developing and revising work procedures to expedite workload or improve level of service, and screening work.

Plans, assigns, directs, supervises and coordinates the work of the multidisciplinary staff providing mental health treatment and psychiatric services.

Formulates policies, procedures, and plans and directs the programs and medical work of the section or assists in such activities for a division of a medical department.

Evaluates the overall activities of a program or unit including methods and techniques of departmental initiatives and protocols to enhance and improve client care.

Makes recommendations regarding program policies and procedures, and implements changes in program.

Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.

Functions independently in performing psychiatric evaluations, including determining if probable cause is met to initiate detention under WIC 5150, and develops comprehensive psychiatric treatment plans.

Participates in the review of systems and processes in the unit or program and provides input into formulating corrective action plans to ensure quality of care.

Evaluates the need for psychotropic medications; prescribes medication and monitor their overall effect and may administer medication/s, when needed.

Participates as a member of a collaborative professional team in the training program of interns and resident physicians.

Evaluates the performance of assigned health care staff and makes recommendations for appropriate action.

Confers with consultants and makes recommendations regarding care of patients, medical and diagnostic work preformed, and coordinates the work of consulting physicians.

Supervises the maintenance of records and the compilation and preparation of reports.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in Psychiatry or equivalent training* -AND- one (1) year of experience in medical practice, post residency training, teaching, or investigative work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Equivalent training is defined as that training which the appropriate American Certifying Board formally recognizes in writing as being equivalent.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be awarded for experience in excess of the Selection Requirements.

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 II - 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.

Information pertaining to the completion of residency program.

Applicants who have completed the required residency training program approved by the American Specialty Board MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate of completion to your application at the time of filing or by email within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected.

Information pertaining to the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate.
Applicants who have the required California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California MUST attach a legible copy of their certificate to your application
at the time of filing or by email within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected.
The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information, 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:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score 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.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.


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 individualized 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.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any


VACANCY INFORMATION:
The current vacancies are located within Correctional Health; however, the resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT on the last day of filing will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.

Utilizing
VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS . Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you may email them to the exam analyst at msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online or have already uploaded the required documents on their governmenjobs.com profile when applying for other DHS jobs. When emailing documents, p lease include the exam number and exam title.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.


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

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC 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. Los Angeles County public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. Refer to their website for more information: https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening .

NO SHARING 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.


ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE :
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT :
Meri Snkhchyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5063
msnkhchyan@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact)
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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