2232 Senior Physician Specialist
Reopened for further recruitment
|Date Opened||12/28/2012 8:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/22/2013 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$67.29 - $88.02/hour; $11,663.00 - $15,258.00/month; $139,958.00 - $183,092.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent Exempt|
2232 SENIOR PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST -PSYCHIATRY
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt
The San Francisco Behavioral Health Center (SFBHC) is accepting applications for two (2) positions in class 2232 Senior Physician Specialist [Psychiatry]. One position is full time. One position is part time (twenty hours/week).
PATIENT/POPULATION: Adult and elderly adult
The patient population at SFBHC includes individuals on LPS conservatorship or court ordered treatment with severe and persistent mental illness, often with co-occurring substance use and medical issues. Services provided at SFBHC include physician services (psychiatry and primary care), nursing services, pharmacy services, psychosocial rehabilitation program, co-occurring disorder counseling, and placement referral services. Physician services are provided by both the attending psychiatrist and on-site primary care physician and nurse practitioners. This is a unique opportunity to work with medically and psychiatrically complex patients in a long term care setting that involves direct service and consultation. Working with a team approach that builds on the active relationship between patients, staff and community providers, SFBHC interdisciplinary team employs an integrated medical and behavioral health strategy.
Under the general direction of the Medical Director of SFBHC, the Senior Physician Specialist serves as an attending psychiatrist and provides direct psychiatric care at the SFBHC units of Skilled Nursing Facility and Mental Health Rehabilitation Center (MHRC), both of which are locked psychiatric long term facilities. The essential job functions include the following:
- Assess, diagnose and provide psychiatric treatment for patients in a long term care setting;
- Work closely with an interdisciplinary team using multiple therapeutic skills (which include the ability to combine behavioral, environmental and psychopharmacological modalities in treating individuals);
- Monitor a panel of patients regularly as well as to provide cross coverage for other psychiatrists;
- Act as the leader of the unit interdisciplinary treatment team;
- Participate as a member of the unit leadership group and facility Medical Staff;
- Participate in facility quality improvement activities;
- Serve as a liaison with community behavioral health providers and hospital based psychiatric team; and
- Performs related duties as required/assigned.
1. Graduation from an approved School of Medicine; AND
2. Possession of an M.D. or D.O. degree; AND
3. Completion of a recognized residency program in Psychiatry; AND
4. Board certification or eligibility in Psychiatry; AND
5. Possession of a California Medical License issued by the California Medical Board.
Note: Entrance appointment at step 5 in compensation schedule when appointee possesses Specialist Board Certification in an appropriate specialty related to the particular assignment. The Appointing Officer shall certify, subject to the approval of the General Manager, Personnel, that the specialty is appropriate to the position to which 5% additional salary is added when engaged in practice of Psychiatric Medicine. The fore-mentioned salary additions have already been included in the calculated salary listed on the first page of this document.
Condition(s) 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.
Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ within two (2) weeks PRIOR to start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of employment offer. Once appointed, all qualified candidates/employees will be required to retain these qualifications throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate (show proof) of qualifications shall result in the termination of employment.
· Experience working with people with severe mental illness.
· Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
· Experience working in a long term care setting.
· Familiarity with long term care regulations.\
· Sensitivity to, and experience working with the ethnically and culturally diverse individuals, community agencies and organizations that comprise the constituency of the Public Health Department.
City and County of San Francisco employment applications will be accepted through the online system only.
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow the instructions on the screen
If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Irene Sung, MD, Medical Director of Community Behavioral Health Services
via email at Irene.Sung@sfdph.org or via phone at 415-255-3742
Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATE:
All applicants must be able to produce a copy of required licenses and/or certifications when requested throughout the application process. Failure to provide verification(s) may result in rejection of application process.
Experience: All applicants must be able to produce employment verification(s) if requested throughout the application process. Failure to present documentation may result in rejection of application and removal from the application process.
Verification of all experience needed to qualify if requested must be on the employer's letterhead indicating the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours per week, duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate representative.
City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and
Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.
The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.
The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
COMBINED ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIVE
Reissued: July 13, 2012
Issued: November 14, 2011
Announcement No.: PEX-2232-058397
Team DPH/LL (415) 206-5417 (PE211007)
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