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Behavioral Health Physician

Royalty Hospitality Staffing

Chula Vista, california

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Behavioral Health Physician opening near San Diego, CA!

1. Provides direct psychiatric evaluation and evidenced-based pharmacologic treatment of patients, focusing on patients with diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s BH clinician and/or PCP.

2. Provides consultation to clinical staff and primary care providers (PCPs) as needed regarding the client’s care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the client’s record, face to face or telephonic consultation.

3. Actively participates in Quality Assurance activities of the Division with regard to treatment Utilization Review, medication monitoring, peer review, procedures and processes.

4. Completes all required documentation in a timely fashion including: the preparation of reports and written documentation, notes and medical records, all other forms and documents as required by the department, company, state and federal agencies. To attend training and work efficiently in both the County EHR Cerner and FQHC EHR Nextgen.

5. Participates in the development and delivery of in‐service training for primary care‐ based providers including medical residents and staff regarding current understanding of best practices for the recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care as requested.

6. Performs crisis interventions as needed including but not limited to conducting suicide assessments and make recommendations to medical providers and patients; determine if crisis response services are appropriate for patient safety.

7. Works in coordination with the Director of Psychiatry/Director of Psychology to ensure full integration of services and a team based approach to care. Works in coordination with Manager of the CMSS County Contract program.

8. Participates in meetings as required and participate on committees as directed.

9. Maintains productivity expectations in accordance with clinic/program guidelines.

10.Performs any other job-related duties as needed, assigned and/or as requested.


Education Required: Successful completion of M.D. degree in Medicine with at least two years of experience in a mental health setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Required: Current license to practice in the State of California in good standing. Board certified or board‐eligible in child and/or adult psychiatry.

Experience Required (Minimum level of experience): Combination of education and years of experience as specified above. Sensitivity to multi-cultural concerns and the psychotherapeutic process required. Experience with primary care psychiatry or consultation‐liaison psychiatry desired.


Schedule: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

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