Psychiatric Medical Director – Santa Clara County Jails

County of Santa Clara, CA

The County of Santa Clara Custody Health Department is looking for a proven psychiatric physician leader who will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all psychiatric activity within the two of the County of Santa Clara's adult jail facilities. The Psychiatric Medical Director ensures compassionate, safe, effective, timely, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care in conjunction with other healthcare discipline leaders, and in coordination with deliverables under Federal Consent Decree(s) for mental health.

Required Background and Experience:
Must have leadership experience similar to a Psychiatric Director or Chief Psychiatric Officer with an acute psychiatric healthcare system, and a minimum of four years of general psychiatric clinic experience as a practicing physician. Experience working in a county jail or state prison psychiatric services unit is highly desirable.

License/Certificate Requirements:
 Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.
 Possession of a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.
 Possession of a certificate of graduation from an ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency program.
 Possession and maintenance of a State and/or Federal narcotic license for the administration of narcotics to inmates and patients.

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Job Details

Job Function
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type
Full Time

County of Santa Clara


County Government Center
San Jose, CA 95110-1705
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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