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Staff Psychiatrist

Company: County of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

About the Position This position may include outpatient work at several of the regional clinics and programs throughout the county, and/or inpatient work at a 16-bed psychiatric health facility, providing psychiatric care to a variety of age groups.The Mental Health Services Act is introducing a variety of new and innovative programs and the psychiatrist will have the opportunity to take an active role in their implementation. San Luis Obispo has been designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area in the Mental Health Field by HRSA. The National Health Services Corps offers loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they're most needed. We are also able to sponsor psychiatrists under the J-1 waiver program as they work towards obtaining the H-1B visa contingent upon approval by ICE. Under direction, provides psychiatric diagnostic and therapeutic services; and does other related work as required.Typical Tasks and Representative DutiesConducts medical and psychiatric evaluations; makes diagnoses and prescribes treatment; conducts individual and group therapy; consults and cooperates with professional individuals and programs; dictates psychiatric records and reports; reviews and approves all intakes and case reviews and treatment plans; participates in Utilization Review/Quality Assurance activities; does educational work in promoting mental health in the community; participates in professional development activities.Employment Standards Knowledge of:General medicine and psychiatry; Community Mental Health system and management; skill in the evaluation and treatment of mental illness; psychopharmacology; community needs and resources in the field of mental health.Ability to:Supervise, establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, and other professionals in the field, interested organizations, and the general public. to view the full job description. The Ideal Candidate Education and ExperiencePossession of a valid California license as a physician and surgeon at the time of appointment; and evidence of having completed three years of graduate training in psychiatry in a program approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.NOTE: Private Patients: The Staff Psychiatrist is not authorized to engage in any private practice on County premises or to conduct private business during assigned work hours, unless specifically authorized by separate written approval of the Board of Supervisors.Licenses and CertificatesCertain positions within this classification may require driving. When driving is an essential function of the position, a valid CALIFORNIA driver's license will be required at the time of appointment. How to Apply Applications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click "apply" at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application. An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews. Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process. If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at Confidential inquiries are welcomed. For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at Supplemental Information Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail for more information. Pursuant to recent California Department of Public Health orders, workers in designated facilities and positions are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If your position is determined to fall under the State orders, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing, where applicable. Our CommunityLocated halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, approximately 280,000 people call San Luis Obispo County home. San Luis Obispo County's natural beauty includes beaches, lakes, mountains, wetlands, and oak- studded hills. It's home to California Polytechnic State University, Cuesta Community College, Hearst Castle, two historical missions, and a commercial airport. A Mediterranean climate keeps San Luis Obispo at an average daytime high of 70F with usual lows in the 40s. Varied and growing industries form its stable economy. Residents rejuvenate themselves by enjoying the county's year-round farmers markets, wineries, public trails, and cultural events.More information about San Luis Obispo County can be found at: . CompensationThe annual salary is supplemented by a generous benefit package which includes:- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance- Participation in the San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust Retirement Fund- Deferred Compensation Plan- Flexible Spending Section 125 Plans- Paid Personal, Sick and Vacation Days- Paid Holidays- Employee Assistance Program- Education Allowance- Post Employment Health PlanDepending on your position, you may be eligible for additional benefits. Click the link below to learn more.

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