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2232 Senior Physician Specialist

Reopened for further recruitment

Recruitment #PEX-2232-060052




APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent Exempt



The Department of Public Health’s Community Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) is accepting applications for two (2) full-time and six (6) part-time positions in class 2232 Senior Physician Specialist to function as a Psychiatrist. 


SHIFT: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00 PM, three to five days per week as negotiated with the Medical Director.



PATIENT/POPULATION: The patient population includes individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, often with co-occurring substance use and medical complications. Services provided include psychiatric, pharmacy, psychosocial, case management services, and co-occurring disorder counseling.  Psychiatry services are provided by both the psychiatrists and nurse practitioners.  This is an opportunity to work with psychiatrically complex patients on a team with medical and non-medical mental health clinicians, and peer counselors in an outpatient setting that involves direct service and consultation. This team approach builds on the active relationship between patients, staff and community providers, and the interdisciplinary team employs an integrated medical and behavioral health strategy.  The patient populations span across age groups from children, adolescents, transitional age youth, adults to older adults. The services provided are mainly in an outpatient setting, but may include work offsite in primary care clinics, school or in the community.





Under the general direction of the Medical Directors at the assigned sites, the Senior Physician Specialist serves as a staff psychiatrist and provides direct psychiatric care and consultation.   The essential job functions include the following:


·         Assess, diagnose and provide psychiatric treatment for patients in an outpatient 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 caseload of clients regularly as well as to 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; 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 fellowship in a child psychiatry program in the case of work with children and youth); 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 and 15% when engaged in the practice of Psychiatric Medicine with children and youth.  The fore-mentioned salary additions have NOT been included in the calculated salary listed on the first page of this document.


Desired Qualification(s):

·         Experience working with people with severe mental illness.

·         Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.

·         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.

·         Fluency in Cantonese, Spanish or Russian


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.




Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • 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 instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.



If you have questions regarding these positions, please contact:


Stephanie Hon, Assistant to Irene Sung, M.D., Medical Director

Community Behavioral Health Services


 via email at   Stephanie.Hon@sfdph.org    or via phone at    415-255-3919


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.           




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 County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above.


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.


SELECTION PROCEDURES:                                                    


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




Issued: February 22, 2013

Announcement No.: PEX-2232-060052

Team DPH/LL (415) 206-5417

(DHR Pos Nos. 01122065/01122059/01122057/01122067/01123772/01098379/01076010)



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