US Government, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
- Full Time
The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) division of San Mateo County Health seeks an experienced psychiatrist to serve as Associate Director of Psychiatric Residency Training – Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (Adult Psychiatrist) for our clinical system of care.
BHRS operates one of the only community-based psychiatric residency programs in California through an affiliation with San Mateo Medical Center. The Training Program currently has 16 Residents (4 PGY-I; 4 PGY-II; 4 PGY-III, and 4-PGY-IV) and has been a component of the public sector behavioral health system in San Mateo County for decades. This award-winning residency training program is a national leader, offering a comprehensive psychiatry residency program with an emphasis on community psychiatry. We aim to graduate psychiatrists who excel in psychiatric knowledge and clinical skills while also making a deep impact on the lives of our patients, our system of care, and the field of psychiatry.
The Associate Director of Psychiatric Residency Training will report directly to the Director of Psychiatric Residency Training of BHRS and will assist him/her in all activities related to the San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Program including: program administration and operations; clinical teaching and scholarly activity; resident recruitment and selection, including recruitment of diverse residents from groups underrepresented in medicine; resident evaluation and promotion; supervision and education of residents in clinical contexts and oversight of faculty teaching residents; submission of accurate and complete information as required and requested by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); ensuring the program’s compliance with BHRS and ACGME policies and procedures. The Associate Program Director also engages in direct clinical care, serving as a professional role model for high quality patient care. The Associate Program Director will have approximately 50% time dedicated to teaching and residency related activities and approximately 50% time providing clinical care at the Central County Clinic working with adult BHRS clients with severe mental illness and substance use disorders.
The successful candidate will strive for excellence and innovation in residency education and will demonstrate an understanding of the social determinants of health and health disparities with an ability to incorporate this into the design and implementation of the program curriculum. In addition to the psychiatry residency program, there are opportunities to participate in educational activities related to the Stanford University-San Mateo County Community Child Psychiatry Fellowship, UCSF Community Psychiatry Fellowship, and BHRS Forensic and Addiction Medicine Fellowships.
BHRS of San Mateo County, located next to San Francisco, operates or regulates all public sector mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral health services in the County. BHRS is a nationally recognized leader in trauma-informed community mental health services, with a core commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as guiding principles by which we continuously evaluate and develop our system of care. We have a significant, long-standing institutional dedication of both staff and resources to realizing these core goals of our clients, their families, and our BHRS staff. BHRS has five regional clinics along with specialty clinical teams to support child and adolescents, transitional age youth, older adults, and BHRS clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. BHRS also supports pediatric and adult primary care county clinics with an embedded primary care interface mental health team. San Mateo Medical Center is the County of San Mateo’s public hospital with outpatient clinics in the health care system. The main hospital campus is a full-service acute hospital with 30 inpatient psychiatric beds and a separate, 24-hour psychiatric emergency unit, along with a medical emergency department, 70 med-surg and ICU beds, and 30 rehab beds.
The Ideal Candidate is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and has at least one year of experience supervising psychiatrists and/or psychiatry residents, as well as a keen interest in graduate medical education, American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation, and policy and planning around behavioral health issues. Must have or be eligible for a medical license in the state of California and Data 2000 X-waiver. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills are essential.
Excellent Benefits Package
The positions offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package which includes County funded malpractice insurance, pension plans and health benefits for retirees, 5% match into deferred comp, reimbursement of professional dues and expenses (up to $3,000/year), an additional 5% increase in salary for each qualifying Board certification up to two (2) Boards, administrative leave time at 5 hours per pay period up to 260 hours (this is prorated for part time employees) that can be used as time off or cashed out up to 50%, three days of Winter Recess (24 total hours) leave time, and a wellness program, including exercise classes, worksite massage, and an onsite gym.