Behavioral Health Medical DirectorCounty Of Sonoma
Behavioral Health Medical Director
$16,258 - $19,761/Month
Any combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Education: Graduation from an approved medical school and satisfactory completion of a three year psychiatric residency approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association.
Experience: Five years of experience in clinical psychiatry, or community behavioral health services, of which three years experience is in a highly responsible administrative, teaching, or supervisory capacity. Public sector experience is desired.
Special Requirement: Possession of a valid license as a physician and surgeon issued by the State of California and a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or written evidence of successful completion of a psychiatry residency.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of: current practices in behavioral health including the Recovery Model, strength-based treatment, consumer/family-oriented services, and integration of primary care and behavioral health systems; principles and practices of general and preventive psychiatry; principles and practices in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health and substance use disorders, including evidence-based practices in the behavioral health field; psychiatric medications and their interaction with other prescription drugs; general medicine and its relationship to mental illness and substance use disorders; research methods and practices in the behavioral health field; current practices in the field of quality assurance and quality improvement.
Considerable knowledge of: current laws, standards, and regulations that govern the provision of behavioral health services in the public sector, especially in California; the legal environment affecting psychiatric practice; principles and practices of clinical supervision and training; program planning and development principles; and general budgeting, monitoring, and cost accountability.
Knowledge of: community behavioral health program goals and limitations; community organizations as related to behavioral health and medical services; modern management principles and practices; organizational dynamics, conflict resolution, and behavior and performance management; and public administration practices related to personnel management.
Ability to: plan, direct, coordinate, and evaluate behavioral health services; determine clinical and medical needs of community behavioral health programs; formulate, implement, and evaluate treatment methods and procedures; practice psychiatry in a community behavioral health delivery system; refer to local and regional providers of social, medical, and/or other specialized services; maintain currency in and apply knowledge of treatment modalities, medications, and laws governing psychiatric practice; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Health Services Division Director, the division's section managers, program managers, and staff, other County managers, community groups, other public agencies, medical professionals, behavioral health consumer and family advocacy groups, and the general public; provide clinical leadership and consultation to division staff and the staff of contracted organizations and partnering agencies; prepare clear and comprehensive reports; determine and evaluate levels of achievement and performance; secure cooperation and teamwork among professional and/or support staff; plan and conduct effective in-service training programs; maintain confidentiality of information; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; collect and analyze data to establish/identify needs and evaluate program effectiveness; develop goals and objectives; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.