Contract Physician - Clinic Services and Behavioral Health

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Contractor Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Position Description The Monterey County Health Department is recruiting for Contract Physicians in its Clinic Services and Behavioral Health Bureaus.  The Monterey County Health Department's mission is to enhance, protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals in Monterey County. The Department provides a wide variety of health services to the health safety net population in the County to ensure that every resident has access to quality, evidence-based health services regardless of ability to pay.
 
Monterey County Clinic Services :   Monterey County Clinic Services Bureau operates nine clinics located in Salinas, Seaside, and Marina.  We provide primary and specialty care to all ages, including pregnant women, children and adults.  Monterey County Clinic Services is recruiting board certified/board eligible primary care physicians for outpatient care, especially those specializing in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine.  Our ideal candidate is committed to quality health care and social equity by addressing the mental and physical health needs of everyone, including the traditionally underserved populations. Our physicians practice medicine in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, registered nurses, case managers, social workers, psychiatrists, OB/GYN providers, and a variety of specialists.  Opportunities to teach Family Medicine residents and medical students may be a part of this position, if desired. You must hold or be eligible for California Medical Licensure. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Full or part-time candidates will be considered.
 For positions in Clinic Services, please email your Curriculum Vitae to Caroline Kennedy, MD.  kennedyci@co.monterey.ca.us
 
 
Monterey County Behavioral Health
 
Four Adult Psychiatric Opportunities:  Inpatient Hospitalist, Outpatient Specialist, Forensic Psychiatrist, & Outpatient Addiction Psychiatrist
 The Monterey County Health Department's mission is to enhance, protect and improve the health and well-being of individuals in Monterey County.  The Department provides a wide variety of health services to the health safety net population in the County to ensure that every resident has access to quality, evidence-based health services regardless of ability to pay.  The Behavioral Health Bureau is responsible for managing behavioral health access to a continuum of services ranging from community outpatient to intensive inpatient levels of care for children, adolescents and adults with moderate to serious mental illness.   The Behavioral Health Bureau uses an innovative and collaborative community approach to provide evidence improve access, provide evidence-based treatments, and reduce health disparities for residents.
 
  Inpatient Specialist:   A full time inpatient psychiatric attending position is available on our adult psychiatric unit at Natividad Hospital.    Psychiatrist are responsible for admission, discharges, and ongoing treatment for patients admitted to the hospital.  Reasonable caseloads allow for ample time with patients and connecting with unit staff.  Daily multi-disciplinary rounds, teaching of residents and medical students, peer supervision, and monthly administrative staff meetings are an integral component of this position.  Consultation to medical floors and ED can be incorporated into duties. Weekend call optional and is for additional pay.
Click Here to See Inpatient Specialist Brochure
  Outpatient Specialist:   Positions are available in our outpatient clinics at a variety of County locations.   Psychiatrists are responsible for assessments and treatment of patients.  Psychiatrists work as part of a multi-disciplinary outpatient teams that focuses long term on stabilization, recovery, and whole person health.  Psychiatrists enjoy manageable caseloads with ample time for follow up patient care.   All psychiatrists have support from both case managers and medical assistants.  Weekly clinical team meetings, peer supervision, and administrative support are part of our team approach.
Click Here to See Outpatient Specialist Brochure
  Forensic Psychiatrist:   The Behavioral Health Bureau seeks a forensic psychiatrist to help lead and develop programming focused on serving our patients involved in our forensic programs.  The position entails time for program development, supervising other psychiatrist in the treatment and management of high-risk cases, working closely with our forensic services team, and providing direct service to patients.  The forensic psychiatrist will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team made up of psychiatrists, advance practice mental health providers, nurses, case managers and social workers.  The forensic psychiatrist will work as a liaison to the public guardian's office, the courts, community, and law enforcement.  The position involves teaching, supervision, and leading our high-risk case reviews.  Our outpatient teams work with our patient population long term with a focus on stabilization, recovery, and whole person health.  Psychiatrists enjoy manageable caseloads with ample time for follow up patient care.   All psychiatrists have support from both case managers and medical assistants.  Weekly clinical team meetings, peer supervision, and administrative support are part of our team approach.
Click Here to See Forensic Psychiatrist Brochure
  Outpatient Addiction Psychiatrist:   The Behavioral Health Bureau seeks an addiction psychiatrist to help lead and develop programming focused on serving our patients who have both SUD and SMI.  The position entails time for program development, supervising other psychiatrist in treatment of substance use disorders, working with our SUD team, interacting with contractors, and providing direct service to patients. One component of our SUD service expansion is to create capacity to provide MAT at our outpatient treatment sites.  The addiction psychiatrist will work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary mental health team made up of psychiatrists, advance practice mental health providers, nurses, case managers and social workers.  The addiction psychiatrist will work in our Access clinic to both evaluate patients and consult with the Access team on level of care determination after evaluation.  Our outpatient teams work with our patient population long term with a focus on stabilization, recovery, and whole person health.  Psychiatrists enjoy manageable caseloads with ample time for follow up patient care.   All psychiatrists have support from both case managers and medical assistants.  Weekly clinical team meetings, peer supervision, and administrative support are part of our team approach.
Click Here to See Outpatient Addiction Psychiatrist Brochure
 Philosophy: The Monterey County Health Department's Behavioral Health Bureau supports a collaborative patient centered work environment that promotes individual recovery and whole person health.  Psychiatrists are a valued part of a multidisciplinary team made up of psychiatrists, advance practice mental health providers, nurses, case managers, peer supports, and social workers.  Psychiatrists help direct treatment interventions for patients presenting with complex psychiatric and health conditions.   The Behavioral Health Bureau team is mission driven and devoted to providing high quality evidence-based care to those most in need.
 
Monterey County provides great benefits and is a beautiful place to work and play!  Enjoy hiking at Big Sur, surfing at Monterey Bay, the rodeo in Salinas, a day trip to San Francisco, music at the jazz festival, or a pastry at a local bakery.  Benefits include competitive salary, health insurance, pension, and CME allowance.  Candidates must hold or be eligible for California Medical Licensure, and be board certified or eligible in adult psychiatry.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus.  Full or part-time candidates will be considered.
 For positions in Behavioral Health, please email your Curriculum Vitae to Mark Alexakos, MD.  AlexakosM@co.monterey.ca.us
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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