Senior Psychiatrist-Citywide (2242)
Published: January 12, 2024
Contact:Eliot Watt - Eliot.Watt@sfdph.org
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The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions – the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health.
To continuously fill positions throughout the Network, we will contact qualified applicants whenever any matching positions open over the next 12 months. After 12 months, applicants should submit updated applications.
Under general direction of Medical Directors at assigned sites, Senior Psychiatric Physician Specialists perform the following example and related duties
- Provide direct psychiatric care and consultation
- Assess, diagnose and provide psychiatric treatment for patients in an intensive care management setting that may include field work and working closely with families
- Work closely with an intensive care management team using multiple therapeutic skills (which include the ability to combine behavioral, environmental and psychopharmacological modalities in treating individuals)
- Monitor a caseload of clients regularly as well as provide cross coverage for other psychiatrists
- Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team
- Participate in clinic quality improvement activities
- Serve as a liaison with community behavioral health providers and hospital based psychiatric team
- May supervise a section or unit of a larger medical facility or program
- May supervise other physicians and other professional personnel
How to qualify
- Possession of a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California*;
- Successful completion** of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association in a Psychiatric medical specialty area (i.e., Board Eligible);
- Possession of valid Drug Enforcement Agency registration with the United States Department of Justice (Special Condition)***.
*Applicants possessing a valid license to practice medicine issued from another state within the United States of America may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they obtain a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
**Applicants enrolled in a residency program may apply, but if selected, the candidate will NOT be appointed/hired until they demonstrate successful completion of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association in a Psychiatric medical specialty area.
***The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.
Conditions of Employment
All qualified candidates who have been selected for appointment to positions in all specialty areas must be an eligible billable provider and will be required to meet the following criteria:
- Be eligible to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and/or other federal health care programs;
- Possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI);
- Submit a completed credentialing application and/or required documentation for credentialing; AND
- Possess a valid third-party billable provider certification (such as Medicare, Medi-Cal and/or private insurance) OR have submitted a completed billable provider application, along with the required documentation, in order to obtain the appropriate billable provider status.
These criteria and 'Conditions of Employment' must be met within two (2) weeks prior to the start work date to avoid delay of the appointment to the position and/or cancellation of an employment offer.
Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities.
What else should I know?
Applicants must complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicants’ Supplemental Questionnaire responses will assist with assessing for positions.
The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process.
- Information About The Hiring Process
- COVID-19 Policies
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Medical Examination Prior to Hiring
- Electronic Health Record (EHR)
- Copies of Application Documents
- Conviction History
- Employee Benefits Overview
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Disaster Service Worker
- ADA Accommodation
- Veterans Preference
- Right to Work
- Diversity Statement
We may use text messaging to communicate with you if you include a mobile number in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.