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Salary: $20,823.00 - $24,805.00
Posted: 03/08/2013

Job Description:
DSH - SALINAS VALLEY IS ATTEMPTING TO FILL THESE VACANCIES ON A FULL-TIME, LIMITED-TERM, INTERMITTENT BASIS AS WELL AS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENTS. THESE POSITIONS NEED TO BE FILLED IMMEDIATELY. The Senior Psychiatrist is under the direction of the Program Director. Assume all administrative, clinical and operational responsibilities of Medical Director or Program Director in the event of absences. The Senior Psychiatrist supervises physicians and other professional personnel providing diagnosis, psychiatric care and treatment to mentally ill patients; provide psychiatric services to patients; and do other related work. Consult with clinical and non-clinical staff on issues pertaining to diagnosis, and treatment of patients. Chair treatment team meetings as assigned. Consult with disciplines (Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nursing) to promote effective Interdisciplinary Treatment throughout the hospital. Coordinate the activities of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams. Advise staff on appropriate treatment techniques for specific cases. Perform Admission and Discharge duties within the Clinical Assessment Team, following appropriate policies and procedures. Promote and implement the principles of Quality Improvement within the psychiatry services provided. Follow the Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Department of Health Services’ Licensing standards and requirements. Maintain communication, as needed, with the Medical Director to handle issues, problems and assignments related to psychiatric staff and with respect to specific Program issues and concerns. Promote and comply with Equal Employment Opportunity goals of the facility. Promote an environment of non-violence. Provide guidance (and counseling) as needed to all psychiatric staff regarding the system wide prohibition of any form of sexual harassment. Provide consultation with individual Staff Psychiatrists on issues of professional practice, appropriate treatment on complex cases, and of programmatic concerns. Consult with Medical Director on problematic cases. A clinical director shall have overall responsibility for the psychiatrist/psychologist service. The clinical director responsible for the service, acting alone or through an organized staff, shall have the following responsibilities: Establishing, reviewing and maintaining policies and procedures for the psychiatrist/psychologist service. Policies and procedures shall include, but not be limited to, policies related to patient care, type and scope of services available, follow-up care and consultation and referral. These shall be reviewed at least annually. Assuring the quality of psychiatrist/psychologist services provided to inmate-patients in the correctional treatment center. Reviewing credentials and specifying clinical privileges for psychiatrist/psychologist staff, including other mental health professionals. Candidates currently in the classification eligible to transfer, eligible lateral transfers, voluntary demotions, reinstatements, eligibles on certification list, and employees on a SROA list or designation surplus are encouraged to apply. SROA/Surplus candidates must include copy of certification letter. All applications will be reviewed and only the most qualified will be interviewed. State applications (STD 678) can be downloaded from the CalHR website

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 488 - 330 - 9761 - 002
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Selection Services Unit
PO BOX 1080
Soledad, CA 93960
Desiree Abad
831-678-5500 EXT 7342

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