The County of San Diego is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for:
$179,670 - $220,688.00 annual salary
In addition to the base salary, the incumbent may receive:
• 10% premium for diplomate in psychiatry • 5% additional premium for diplomate in relevant sub-specialty
• 5% Psychiatric Hospital location premium
Psychiatrist-Specialists perform professional psychiatric work involving the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of specialty forensics, children/adolescents and or geriatric patients. This is the specialty journey level class in the series that requires a fellowship or experience in child and adolescent psychiatry or forensic psychiatry. Under general direction, incumbents exercise independent medical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents, geriatric patients, or provide forensic services to the courts. Incumbents exercise independent medical judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Juvenile Detention facilities, skilled nursing facility, forensic evaluation clinic or in a psychiatric emergency room; act as a lead worker providing technical guidance and leadership to staff; and act in the absence of the Supervising Psychiatrist.
The County of San Diego provides a rich array of services delivered through an integrated community based system of care. Services include prevention, treatment, and interventions that promote resiliency/recovery and social well-being.
Why choose the County?
Fully-paid malpractice insurance
13 paid holidays
13 sick days per year
Vacation: 10 days (1-4 years of service); 15 days (5-14 years of service; 20 days (15+ years)
Defined benefit retirement program
Cafeteria-style health plan with flexible spending
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Minimum Qualifications: Required at time of application: 1. Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; OR, 2. Graduation from a U.S. accredited medical or osteopathic school or certified foreign studies equivalency equivalent to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Note: Possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates) certificate may substitute for the certified foreign studies equivalency. AND; 3. Completion of a General Psychiatric residency in an ACGME approved residency program; AND; Required at time of appointment: 1. Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California (if not submitted at time of application); AND, 2. Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate; AND, 3. Completion of fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, or Geriatric Psychiatry, OR four (4) years of full time experience working in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, or Geriatric Psychiatry* Note: *Applicants may apply within six (6) months of anticipated graduation from an approved fellowship. An official letter of anticipated graduation from the Residency Director is required at time of application. Completion of fellowship is required at time of appointment. Some positions in this class may require a valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI) at time of appointment.
Internal Number: 20419906
About County of San Diego
The mission of the County of San Diego is to efficiently provide public services that build strong and sustainable communities. The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected to four-year terms in district, nonpartisan elections. There are 18 incorporated cities in the County and a large number of unincorporated communities.
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