Staff Psychiatrist (Adult & Child/Adolescent Clinics)
Company: County of Napa
Posted on: November 14, 2021
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OPENING DATE: 07/23/20
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB TYPE: Full Time
Job Category: Administration and Management
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Agency
LOCATION: Health and Human Services Agency - 2751 Napa Valley
Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558
THE NAPA VALLEY
PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY
The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines exciting
restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents
who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving
and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.
Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the
Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay
Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and
proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents
easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and
The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural
resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive
quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big
COUNTY OF NAPA AS AN EMPLOYER
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local
community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and
challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a
comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for
career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees
and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment.
This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400
As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives
of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values:
Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.
The Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency
(HHSA) is accepting applications for full and part-time positions
for both Adult and Child/Adolescent Staff Psychiatrists.
The Staff Psychiatrist is a management level position in HHSA.
Positions in this class provide direct clinical psychiatry services
for the Agency in a multidisciplinary clinic model with close
collaboration with therapists, case managers, community providers
and other psychiatrists within the clinic. Psychiatrists at Napa
County enjoy a wide range of administrative supports, work in a
collegial environment with a stable group of supportive, dedicated
clinicians and nurses. Psychiatrists also participate in clinical
and division team meetings, engage in training activities that are
designed to support cultural diversity and sensitivity. Napa is
exceptional in its patient centered approach to care both within
the psychiatric service and within the organization as a whole.
This clinic has a great team of support staff, along with
supportive administration. Patient centered care is evidenced by
ample session time to support both quality medication management
and the supportive therapy needs of the patient, as well as
documentation time. Nursing support is available to assist with
filling medi-sets and monitoring high risk patients. Patients are
supported by a 24/7 Crisis Unit located adjacent to the Medication
Clinic, as well as a primary care clinic on campus. No call.
Our ideal candidate will possess the desirable qualities of
competence, compassion, empathy, integrity and have high ethical
standards in practice.
*Employees in this classification that have an active board
certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
shall receive (5%) premium pay that is added to the base
** Signing Bonus $5,000 **
($1,000 paid at the beginning of employment and $4,000 paid at
twelve months of employment)
Flexible work schedules.
The Recruitment Process:
***Candidates must attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV),
and three professional references.***
1. Applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those
that possess the minimum qualifications will be placed on the
eligibility list and referred to the hiring department for further
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be
required to perform additional or different duties from those set
forth below to address business needs and changing business
--- Evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric
--- Evaluate patients by interviewing patient, family, and other
applicable persons; conduct mental status exams and when clinically
indicated physical examinations; observe behaviors; review medical
and psychiatric history and other related documents; order and
interpret labs and tests when clinically indicated; interpreting
--- Prescribe appropriate, evidenced based psychotropic
medications, with informed consent to the patient or the patient's
--- Up to date registrations in REMS and CURES systems.
--- May provide supportive and/or psychotherapy when appropriate
and at discretion of the psychiatrist.
--- Refer patient for intensive psychotherapy, group therapy, case
management and/or adult drug services when clinically indicated
using the county referral process.
--- Develop and implement treatment plans by determining nature and
extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and
behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and
methodologies, and in collaboration with other treatment providers
--- Monitor and evaluate treatment results by discussing progress
toward goals with patients; monitoring effect of medications; and
monitoring symptom improvement.
--- Collaborate with nurses, office staff, therapists, case
managers, family, primary care physicians and specialists, and
others involved in the care of the patient, in accordance with
healthcare protection and privacy laws.
--- Assure quality and safe services for patients and staff by
enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission
for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and
legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; and
remaining available for emergency consultations.
--- Maintain accurate historical records by documenting symptoms,
objective findings, medications, and medical decision making.
--- Maintain timeliness standards in signing all psychiatric
evaluations, progress notes, treatment plans, medication consent
forms, diagnosis review forms, other patient related paperwork; and
ordering refills when needed at follow up visits and labs as
--- Update practice knowledge by participating in continuing
medical education opportunities, reading professional publications,
participating in professional organizations and trainings provided
by the county for compliance and professional growth and
--- Enhances department and organization excellence by
accomplishing tasks/projects that add value and grow the
psychiatric service for individuals and the community as a
Principles and practices of general and preventative
Principles and practices of modern medicine.
Principles and practices used in diagnosis and treatment of
Current developments in the field of psychiatry.
Community mental health systems and practices.
Psychiatric medications and their interaction with other
Federal and state laws related to confidentiality of medical
records, patient access to medical records and patient's
Accurately diagnose psychiatric conditions, interpret clinical
data/historical information and provide treatment
Provide effective treatment for psychiatric patients; formulate,
implement and evaluate treatment plans.
Diagnose, treat and dispense medication.
Practice psychiatry in a community mental health delivery
Maintain confidentiality of information.
Work independently; make decisions and independent judgments.
Maintain therapeutic boundaries.
Keep the best interests of the agency's clients and the public as
the primary objective in the provision of psychiatric services.
Analyze clinical problems and take effective course of action.
Prepare and maintain clear, concise and comprehensive records,
reports and correspondence.
Familiarity with using electronic health records.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Establish effective therapeutic relationships with clients with
treatment resistant disorders and with substance disorders.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff,
other departments, agencies and the general public.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess the
following combination of experience and education that would likely
produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Required
Experience in community mental health services systems is highly
Equivalent to college sufficient to obtain the possession of the
California licensure as described below.
License or Certificate:
* Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State
of California; and
* Current Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) license, and
* Medical licensure and certification is in good standing and
approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and
* Board Eligible Required.
* Board Certified Preferred.
For positions within the County's Health and Human Services Agency,
the County of Napa is precluded from hiring applicants that are
determined to be "Ineligible Persons," defined as an applicant who
a) currently excluded, suspended, debarred or otherwise ineligible
to participate in Federal health care programs, or
b) has been convicted of a criminal offense related to the
provision of health care items or services and has not been
reinstated in the Federal health care programs after a period of
exclusion, suspension, debarment or ineligibility. Applicants will
be asked prior to an offer of employment to verify that they are
not an "Ineligible Person."
*Any license, certification, or registration required for this
position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at
all times during employment with Napa County. For continued
employment with Napa County, you must maintain such medical license
to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or
selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA)
Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707)
Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website at
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