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Pay: $171850 to $211266/year
$171850 - $211266
Posted: 2/2/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2682707

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency is seeking qualified professionals for the position of

$211,265.60 annual salary

In addition to the base salary, the incumbent may receive:
• 10% premium for diplomate in psychiatry
   •  5% premium for diplomate in relevant sub-specialty

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency's Behavioral Health Division is looking for individuals to join our team of professionals performing psychiatric work involving the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of clients.

Why choose the County?
  • Fully-paid malpractice insurance
  • Compensation for all hours in excess of work schedule
  • Regular client base
  • No medical billing
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 13 sick days per year
  • Vacation: 10 days (1-4 years of service); 15 days (5-14 years of service; 20 days (15+ years)
  • Defined benefit retirement program
  • Cafeteria-style health plan with flexible spending
  • Wellness incentives
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
Click here to review the complete job description including minimum qualifications, examples of duties, essential functions, etc.

Click here to learn more about the Health and Human Services Agency.


Required at time of application:

1.  Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; OR,
2.  Graduation from a U.S. accredited medical or osteopathic school or certified foreign studies equivalency equivalent to a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

Note: Possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Graduates) certificate may substitute for the certified foreign studies equivalency.


Required at time of appointment:

1. Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California (if not used to qualify at time of application); AND,
2. Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate; AND,
3. Valid National Provider Identification Number (NPI); AND,
4. Completion of a General Psychiatric residency in an ACGME approved residency program*

Note: *Applicants may apply within six (6) months of anticipated graduation form an approved residency program in psychiatry.  An official letter of anticipated graduation from the Residency Director is required at time of application.  Completion of residency is required at time of appointment.


The names of qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based on scores received during the evaluation of information contained in their employment and supplemental application. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application form will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuasl with disabilities to perform the essential function of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision:  A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. Click here for more information

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers.  The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district.  Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.


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