Staff Psychiatrist II-IV - Substance Use Disorders Specialty


  • Location: Throughout Riverside County, CA
  • Posted: Oct 28, 2019

Job Description


The Riverside University Health System - Department of Behavioral Health is seeking a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist with a Buprenorphine waiver. The position will be located at the Rustin Wellness and Recovery clinic in Riverside, CA.

RUHS is the County of Riverside's health system and offers generous benefits to their employees, including retirement with CalPERS, paid County holidays, approximately 5 weeks annual leave, and several options for medical, dental and vision coverage.

ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The goal of the Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Department of Behavioral Health is to provide culturally sensitive community-based services for adults experiencing a mental illness or addiction to substance(s); children with serious emotional problems; and people needing the protection of public guardianship. The Department exists to help consumers achieve and maintain an optimal level of personal and social functioning.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, positions in this series are expected to perform specialized psychiatric/medical services involving the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients/clients receiving County mental health services; to assist in providing training and educational programs; and to perform other work, as required.

This is the fully qualified, multiple Board Certified class in the Psychiatrist series. Incumbents in this class must be Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and be Board Certified in at least one other sub-specialty area of psychiatry (e.g., child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry or medicine, forensic psychiatry or medicine, addiction psychiatry or medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry, administration/mental health management, or other psychiatric sub-specialty area of certification).

Incumbents of this class are expected to work without close supervision and to provide responsible psychiatric services to patients in their assigned programs. In addition, incumbents may provide guidance to lower level Staff Psychiatrist positions, training them in specialized techniques, directing them regarding the specific goals of the program, being available for questions and consultations, etc.

This class has been designated At-Will by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the provisions provided under Article 6, Section 601E (2), (5) or (6) of the County Management Resolution and serves at the pleasure of the Medical Director, Mental Health Services.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Assumes medical responsibility for patients/clients under their direct care/and supervision.

Conducts comprehensive psychiatric assessments/evaluations and mental status examinations (MSEs) of patients/clients, and providing multi-axial diagnoses according to the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) approved by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Obtains and reviews data, including laboratory and other diagnostic procedures or consultations pertinent to the evaluation and treatment of patients/clients.

Provides detailed written reports of assessments/evaluations, MSEs, diagnoses and summaries of treatment provided, and completes all medical records as required.

Provides specialized expertise in the development and implementation of individualized mental health treatment planning for assigned patients/clients.

Provides competent psychotropic medication treatment and other psychiatric treatments to meet the needs of assigned patients/clients.

Evaluates and treats assigned patient/clients utilizing sub-specialized psychiatric training and certifications.

Provides psychiatric services in outpatient clinics, residential treatment programs, emergency rooms and other settings.

Provides consultation, review, and guidance to Staff Psychiatrist I, II, and III physicians in the evaluation and treatment of patients within their psychiatric sub-specialty area(s) of certification.

Advises the medical director and administration about polices and issue relating to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric sub-specialty populations.

Participates in quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement programs and activities, including medical staff review.

Provides consultative and training services for practicum students and non-physicians regarding psychiatric sub-specialty area(s) of certification.

Provides expert advice and counseling for families and others involved regarding patient/client issues, problems and course of treatment. Presents information about mental disorders and their treatment to community groups and agencies.

Prepares legal and other Court-related documents, written reports, and provides Court testimony as necessary.

Participates in medical staff committee work as assigned and performs related tasks as required.

RECRUITING GUIDELINES

Staff Psychiatrist II:

Experience: Must have completed at least three years of post-internship training or at least four years in an approved psychiatry residency training program, and be qualified for examination to become Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of psychiatry including individual, group and family psychotherapy, and the specialized techniques, procedures, and equipment used in psychiatry, appropriate to the level of psychiatry residency training that they are in.

Ability to: Perform psychiatric/medical services in general psychiatry; evaluate and prescribe medication, (including controlled substances) and other treatments; provide qualified, reimbursable services under guidelines of Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other funding sources; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/clients, staff, and others.

Staff Psychiatrist III:

Experience: Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of psychiatry including individual, group and family psychotherapy, and the specialized techniques, procedures, and equipment used in psychiatry, appropriate to the level of psychiatry residency training that they are in.

Ability to: Perform specialized psychiatric/medical services in general psychiatry; evaluate and prescribe medication, (including controlled substances) and other treatments; provide qualified, reimbursable services under guidelines of Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other funding sources; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/clients, staff, and others.

Staff Psychiatrist IV:

Experience: Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in general psychiatry and be Board Certified in at least one other sub-specialty area of psychiatry.

Knowledge of: The principles and practices of psychiatry including individual, group and family psychotherapy, and the specialized techniques, procedures, and equipment used in psychiatry, appropriate to the level of psychiatry residency training that they are in.

Ability to: Perform specialized psychiatric/medical services in general psychiatry; evaluate and prescribe medication, (including controlled substances) and other treatments; provide qualified, reimbursable services under guidelines of Medicare, Medi-Cal, and other funding sources; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/clients, staff, and others.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

License or Certification: Possession of a valid Physician's and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California.

Possession of a Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

WHO MAY APPLY

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Angela Levinson at 951-486-5552 or alevinson@rivco.org.

GENERAL INFORMATION

For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed.

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at http://rc-hr.com/Careers/JobDescriptions.aspx.

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at www.rc-hr.com. Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at http://dao.rc-hr.com.

~Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
~Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
~All other applicants must apply using https://jobs.co.riverside.ca.us

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Riverside University Health System

14375 Nason St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Phone: (951) 486-5501

Web: http://www.ruhealth.org

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