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Behavioral Health Medical Director, Santa Rosa, CA

Organization: County of Sonoma
Category: Medical Director
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date Job Posted: November 18, 2023
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Guiding Mental Wellness, Leading Positive Change: Join the County of Sonoma as the next Behavioral Health Medical Director.

Starting salary up to $331,434/annually, and a comprehensive benefits package, PLUS a $25,000 Signing Bonus*

*The Department of Health Services is currently offering a $25,000 signing bonus paid over three installments during the first two years of service.

Other incentives which may be offered, if applicable, include:

  • Advanced paid vacation and/or sick leave (up to 24 hours per leave type)
  • Relocation reimbursement up to $10,000

The Behavioral Health Medical Director Position

As the Behavioral Health Medical Director, you will play a key role in determining the strategic direction of the Behavioral Health Division, including the type and quality of clinical services, service philosophy, system design, and financial planning. You will provide leadership in the Division’s primary care and behavioral health integration initiatives by directing, planning, organizing, and managing the medical services component of the Division. Further, you will be responsible for hiring and supervising psychiatric providers and overseeing the compliance of behavioral health medical providers and services with applicable community standards of care, state and federal laws, and other regulatory requirements.

The Medical Director is expected to work Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, with the possibility of some after-hours phone consultation. Additionally, the Medical Director spends some portion of most weeks in the Crisis Stabilization Unit supporting the staff and psychiatrists there, as well as in the adult and youth medication support programs.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Appy Now!

Education, Experience, Certifications

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.

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