Supervising Mental Health Psychiatrist

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

Position/Program Information

DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

FILING START DATE: 08/06/19 at 12:00 PM

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without notice

EXAM NUMBER: b4737D

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

REBULLETIN INFORMATION

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN FOR FILING, PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.

Manpower Shortage Recruitment Rate:

Effective September 10, 2019, The Manpower Shortage Recruitment Rate has been authorized at Step 6 ($24,148.00) for those Mental Health Psychiatrists permanently assigned to the Antelope Valley Area Mental Health Clinics.

DEFINITION:

Has immediate charge of a Mental Health section within the Department of Mental Health.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

Positions allocable to this classification report to a Medical Director, District Chief, or Deputy Director and have full technical and supervisory responsibility for a small program or a unit within a larger program. These positions work independently under general supervision and have administrative responsibilities including budget preparation and control for the program or unit.

Incumbents ensure the proper selection and application of principles and methods of psychiatry and general medicine. Some positions also assist in providing training and participating in educational programs in order to maintain the highest standards of psychiatric and medical care and treatment. Incumbents also participate in and assist in the coordination of directed clinical research.

Essential Job Functions

Directs patient care with a caseload of more complex clients.

Performs administrative responsibilities which include such duties as budget preparation for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, personnel responsibilities, developing and revising work procedures to expedite workload or improve level of service, and screening work.

Formulates policies and plans and directs the programs and medical work of the section or assists in such activities for a division of a medical department.

Examines, diagnoses, and prescribes treatment for patients and reviews the care prescribed by staff physicians, resident physicians, and interns.

Participates as a member of a collaborative professional team in the training program of interns and resident physicians.

Evaluates the performance of assigned health care staff and makes recommendations for appropriate action.

Participates in directed clinical research; directs and coordinates the work of the section with that of other medical and paramedical services.

Confers with consultants regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed, coordinating the work of consulting physicians with the work of the section.

Supervises the maintenance of records and the compilation and preparation of reports.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in Psychiatry -AND- Three years of experience in medical practice, post residency training, teaching, or investigative work.

LICENSE:

California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS:

2 - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort, which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Salary Information:


Additional Compensation Bonus:

5.5% for assignment in a Sheriff's County Jail mental health facility

5.5% for AMA Board Certification in Psychiatry

5.5% for continuous assignment at LAC High Desert Health Systems (Palmdale/Lancaster

Should an employee who was advanced to the recruitment rate transfer out of the Antelope Valley Clinics or Jail Mental Health Services, he or she will be returned to the step rate that otherwise would have been held on the basis of seniority in the Supervising Mental Health Psychiatrist position.

Special Requirement Information:

In order to qualify, candidates must attach copies of completion of residency and California State Physician and Surgeon's Certificate to the application within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email. FAILURE TO SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS OR A LEGIBLE PHOTOCOPY OF DIPLOMA WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.

Desirable Qualifications:

Clinical and administrative supervisory experience.

Experience treating a broad range of patient populations (e.g. age, diagnosis, culture/ethnicity) in a broad range of treatment settings.

Experience in academic teaching and training.

Experience in the development and implementation of mental health programs.

Sub-specialty psychiatric training and certification in child & adolescent/geriatric/addictions.

Board certification in general psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT

This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the weighted part of this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

AVAILABLE SHIFT

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION

The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, on the last day of filing.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting.

Applicants must complete and submit their online applications and upload the required residency completion certificate/diploma as attachment(s) during application submission, or send by email to exams@dmh.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Your online application must show complete education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications.

Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week.

LIST separately each job experience to be evaluated. All information is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.

  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.

  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification, Selection Requirements, and/or Special Requirement Information serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so, your application will be REJECTED as INCOMPLETE.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes in the format XXX-XX-XXXX. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Department Contact Name: Joshua Goldman, Exam Analyst

Department Contact Phone: 213-972-7046 or 213-972-7034

Department Contact Email: exams@dmh.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: 213-972-7034

Teletype Phone: 800-735-2922

California Relay Services Phone: 800-735-2922



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Supervising Mental Health Psychiatrist

Los Angeles County