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Staff Psychiatrist (Adult & Child/Adolescent Clinics), Napa, CA

Organization: County of Napa
Category: Psychiatrist
Location: Napa, CA
Date Job Posted: November 4, 2021
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1195 Third Street, Suite 110
Napa, CA 94559

Staff Psychiatrist (Adult & Child/Adolescent Clinics)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$104.43 - $126.91 Hourly $8,354.40 - $10,152.80 Biweekly $18,101.20 - $21,997.73Monthly $217,214.40 - $263,972.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 07/23/20
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
JOB TYPE: Full Time
Job Category: Administration and Management
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Agency
LOCATION: Health and Human Services Agency - 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA94558



The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.


The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation.


The Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is accepting applications for full and part-time positions for both Adult and Child/Adolescent Staff Psychiatrists.

The Staff Psychiatrist is a management level position in HHSA. Positions in this class provide direct clinical psychiatry services for the Agency in a multidisciplinary clinic model with close collaboration with therapists, case managers, community providers and other psychiatrists within the clinic. Psychiatrists at Napa County enjoy a wide range of administrative supports, work in a collegial environment with a stable group of supportive, dedicated clinicians and nurses. Psychiatrists also participate in clinical and division team meetings, engage in training activities that are designed to support cultural diversity and sensitivity. Napa is exceptional in its patient centered approach to care both within the psychiatric service and within the organization as a whole. This clinic has a great team of support staff, along with supportive administration. Patient centered care is evidenced by ample session time to support both quality medication management and the supportive therapy needs of the patient, as well as documentation time. Nursing support is available to assist with filling medi-sets and monitoring high risk patients. Patients are supported by a 24/7 Crisis Unit located adjacent to the Medication Clinic, as well as a primary care clinic on campus. No call.

Our ideal candidate will possess the desirable qualities of competence, compassion, empathy, integrity and have high ethical standards in practice.

*Employees in this classification that have an active board certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology shall receive (5%) premium pay that is added to the base salary.


** Signing Bonus $5,000 **

($1,000 paid at the beginning of employment and $4,000 paid at twelve months of employment)


Flexible work schedules.

The Recruitment Process:

***Candidates must attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), and three professional references.***

1. Applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those that possess the minimum qualifications will be placed on the eligibility list and referred to the hiring department for further consideration.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric disorders.
  • Evaluate patients by interviewing patient, family, and other applicable persons; conduct mental status exams and when clinically indicated physical examinations; observe behaviors; review medical and psychiatric history and other related documents; order and interpret labs and tests when clinically indicated; interpreting psychological tests.
  • Prescribe appropriate, evidenced based psychotropic medications, with informed consent to the patient or the patient’s legal representatives.
  • Up to date registrations in REMS and CURES systems.
  • May provide supportive and/or psychotherapy when appropriate and at discretion of the psychiatrist.
  • Refer patient for intensive psychotherapy, group therapy, case management and/or adult drug services when clinically indicated using the county referral process.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans by determining nature and extent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavioral disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies, and in collaboration with other treatment providers when applicable.
  • Monitor and evaluate treatment results by discussing progress toward goals with patients; monitoring effect of medications; and monitoring symptom improvement.
  • Collaborate with nurses, office staff, therapists, case managers, family, primary care physicians and specialists, and others involved in the care of the patient, in accordance with healthcare protection and privacy laws.
  • Assure quality and safe services for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standards, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations; participating in utilization reviews; and remaining available for emergency consultations.
  • Maintain accurate historical records by documenting symptoms, objective findings, medications, and medical decision making.
  • Maintain timeliness standards in signing all psychiatric evaluations, progress notes, treatment plans, medication consent forms, diagnosis review forms, other patient related paperwork; and ordering refills when needed at follow up visits and labs as needed.
  • Update practice knowledge by participating in continuing medical education opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations and trainings provided by the county for compliance and professional growth and maintenance purposes.
  • Enhances department and organization excellence by accomplishing tasks/projects that add value and grow the psychiatric service for individuals and the community as a whole.



Principles and practices of general and preventative psychiatry.

Principles and practices of modern medicine.

Principles and practices used in diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Current developments in the field of psychiatry.

Community mental health systems and practices.

Psychiatric medications and their interaction with other prescription drugs.

Federal and state laws related to confidentiality of medical records, patient access to medical records and patient's rights.


Accurately diagnose psychiatric conditions, interpret clinical data/historical information and provide treatment recommendations.

Provide effective treatment for psychiatric patients; formulate, implement and evaluate treatment plans.

Diagnose, treat and dispense medication.

Practice psychiatry in a community mental health delivery system.

Maintain confidentiality of information.

Work independently; make decisions and independent judgments.

Maintain therapeutic boundaries.

Keep the best interests of the agency's clients and the public as the primary objective in the provision of psychiatric services.

Analyze clinical problems and take effective course of action.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise and comprehensive records, reports and correspondence.

Familiarity with using electronic health records.


Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Establish effective therapeutic relationships with clients with treatment resistant disorders and with substance disorders.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, agencies and the general public.


To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess the following combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Required minimum qualifications:


Experience in community mental health services systems is highly desirable.


Equivalent to college sufficient to obtain the possession of the California licensure as described below.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; and
  • Current Drug Enforcement Association (DEA) license, and
  • Medical licensure and certification is in good standing and approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and
  • Board Eligible Required.
  • Board Certified Preferred.

For positions within the County's Health and Human Services Agency, the County of Napa is precluded from hiring applicants that are determined to be "Ineligible Persons," defined as an applicant who is:

a) currently excluded, suspended, debarred or otherwise ineligible to participate in Federal healthcare programs, or
b) has been convicted of a criminal offense related to the provision of health care items or services and has not been reinstated in the Federal health care programs after a period of exclusion, suspension, debarment or ineligibility. Applicants will be asked prior to an offer of employment toverify that they are not an "Ineligible Person."

*Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such medical license to meet the minimum qualifications of this position.

ADA Accommodation

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant tothe Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at(707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



1195 Third Street, Suite 110,
Napa, CA 94559
EXAM #00151

Staff Psychiatrist (Adult & Child/Adolescent Clinics) Supplemental Questionnaire 1. Candidates must attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (CV), and three professionalreferences.

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