Family Health Centers of San Diego Santee, California
health community patients medical treatment primary care providers mental team psychiatry management mental health family
  • For over 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans.
  • With more than 2,500 employees spread throughout more than 50 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.
  • The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most.
  • If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.
  • General Job Description
  • The Psychiatrist provides psychiatric services, including assessment/evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in assigned areas, to a diverse patient population as an independent practitioner.
  • The Psychiatrist also provides consultation and support to primary care providers in integrated behavioral health sites for in the management of primary care patients with mental health concerns.
  • As a Psychiatrist, you have a passion for providing caring, high quality mental health services to a diverse patient population, with a special commitment to the uninsured, low income, and the medically underserved.
  • You thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-paced, team-based environment, knowing you are making a difference in your community every day.
  • Completes all required documentation accurately, in a timely manner, and thoroughly in accordance with department standards; in addition, documentation complies with patients' insurance requirements.
  • Maintains satisfactory peer reviews: able to assess medical information including pathophysiology, patient presentation, differential diagnosis, etc., in order to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Meets clinic site and organization needs in a reliable and flexible manner; prioritizes work and makes an effort to adhere to schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental illness, emotional disorders and/or substance abuse.
  • As needed, examines patients to determine presence of physical disease utilizing physical finds, laboratory results and medical history.
  • Maintains the appropriate productivity expectation based on contract, program or clinic assignment.
  • Works effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Communicates with providers, physicians, case managers, scheduling staff, referring providers, and with outside agencies and authorities, in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Coordinates and links psychiatric treatment plan with both FHCSD therapy, case management, primary care "medical home," and with community support systems as appropriate.
  • In integrated behavioral health sites, provides consultation and support to primary care providers in the management of primary care patients with mental health concerns.
  • Ability and means to travel as needed in a timely manner within San Diego County.
  • DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: Requires an active Class C California driver's license, proof of liability insurance at $100,000, on vehicle used.
  • No more than 2 points in past 12 months; No suspensions in last 2 years for moving violations; No DUI, reckless or felony Driving within 5 years.
  • No license revocation in 7 years.
  • Board Certification in Psychiatry preferred.
  • Current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of medicine; completion of a 3 year residency in General Psychiatry OR current status as a 3rd year resident in a General Psychiatry program.
  • Must possess current unrestricted license to practice in the State of California.
  • Experience/Specialized skills (including Language)
  • 1 year experience working in Psychiatry preferred; experience with underserved, low-income persons, or homeless persons preferred.
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal interactions with clients and co-workers as a member of a multi-disciplinary community health team with a diverse multi-cultural population.
  • Ability to work effectively with patients from diverse social, cultural and economic groups.
  • Ability to work well in both a team-based environment and independently.
  • Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations (i.e., electronic medical record documentation, obtaining background information and reports on patients, following up on appointments, etc
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Clinical skills appropriate to scope of practice and clinical judgment necessary to implement the treatment plan.
  • Demonstrated medical/psychiatric knowledge and clinical skills, including ability to assess both medical and psychiatric information including patient presentation, differential diagnosis, and psychopharmacology needs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with patients and family members who speak English as a second language.
  • Must possess a demonstrated commitment to community medicine.
  • With more than 2,500 employees spread over 50 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.
  • FHCSD was founded by community activists working towards a common goal: caring, affordable, high-quality medical care for all.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.

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