Psychiatrist

County of Solano

Job Overview

Solano County’s Behavioral Health mission is to provide mental health services and support in Solano County that are person-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable, that are supported by friends and community, that promote wellness/recovery, and that fully incorporate shared decision making between consumers, family members and providers.

Solano County Behavioral Health dedicates itself to the care of Solano residents to help them remain in the community so that they can progress in their recovery and benefit from natural supports, avoiding institutionalization. Behavioral Health provides psychiatric services to Solano Community in an integrated health care environment in three adult and child outpatient clinics located in Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville.

Our Services: In addition to outpatient psychiatric services, the Behavioral Health Division offers the following to its clients:

  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Case Management
  • A.C.T. and TIP model services (Full Service Partnerships)
  • Wellness Centers
  • Consumer and Family Support

Solano County Behavioral Health is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our services aim to empower all community members throughout their journey towards wellness and recovery. It is also of equal importance for us to improve access to quality care for underserved and under-represented ethnic and minority populations who have been historically marginalized by health care systems. We are seeking qualified staff who possess valuable life experiences and expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and leverages diversity to foster innovation and positive outcomes for the people we serve.

To learn more about the Behavioral Health Services Division please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/mhs/default.asp

THE POSITION

Help us lead a team dedicated to mental health wellness and recovery!

Solano County is seeking Psychiatrists to join Mental Health Services in the Behavioral Health Division!

  • This position provides regular Monday through Friday hours
  • On-call time is not required, the County offers 24/7 crisis services through a contracted Crisis Stabilization Unit
  • Flexible schedules available

Clinic Psychiatrists generally schedule patients for 6.5 hours of an 8 hour work day. Unscheduled time allows for documentation time, telephone calls, or other activities. Administrative support is provided by Medical Assistants and Office Assistants, though the County provides psychiatrists training and the psychiatrist is expected to complete appropriate documentation in the electronic health record for maximum efficiency.

Psychiatrists perform psychiatric evaluations and diagnoses of assigned clients; develop, monitor, and evaluate appropriate treatment plans associated with psychotropic medication strategies and other support services for out-patient clients; perform and monitor a variety of administrative tasks/functions in support of assigned program areas/division services; provide psychiatric consultation or guidance to PA or NP colleagues; and participate as a psychiatric resource/member of inter-disciplinary program teams within the Division/Health and Social Services Department.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

Successful completion of a three or four-year psychiatry residency program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance, which includes a valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the state of California.

AND

For Board Certified Psychiatrist: Possession of a valid certification by the American Board of Psychiatry.

Special Requirements

May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

To view the job description for this position, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=15962

BENEFITS/ WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

 

Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2021 calendar year is $1,586.60 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16478

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:

http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Annual Education Fair
  • County Mentoring Program
  • Leadership Academy
  • Supervisory Trainings
  • Skill Development Trainings
  • Self-paced learning opportunities

SELECTION PROCESS

04/22/2021 – 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and required documents.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants will be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES – Solano County invites all to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

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