Under direction of the Chief of Psychiatry, the Health Officer, or, in their absence, the Director of the Health Services Agency, provide medical supervision and direction to mental health and substance abuse services; provide medical care and psychiatric care in various clinical settings; provide on-call services; and perform other work as required.
This class is a physician class with psychiatric medicine experience. Incumbents serve as the medical director for various psychiatric clinical programs. Assignments may rotate depending on agency requirements and specialty training. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance and medical management of one or more clinical programs or medical groups, provide medical and technical advice to staff and the local medical community and may serve as the Health Officer or Chief of Psychiatry in their absence.
Serve as Medical Director of clinical programs engaged in psychiatric care; provide medical supervision and administrative direction to subordinate medical and support staff; develop protocols and standardized procedures; conduct medical and physical examinations or psychiatric evaluations; make diagnosis and prescribe medical and rehabilitative treatment; supervise and direct the medical aspects of treatments; provide night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and treatment authorizations via the telephone; prescribe medications; provide medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; act as physician member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team; confer with staff and patients and their families regarding diagnosis and treatment; recommend hospitalization or other indicated services; make referrals to specialists as appropriate; ; may conduct assessments and provide testimony in court proceedings; provides clinic assessments and crisis interventions for psychiatric emergencies; may serve as the Health Officer in the latter's absence; plan and prepare standardized procedures and protocols; conduct in-service training; assure that medical care meets quality assurance standards; may supervise resident physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioner students; assure that quality primary outpatient medical care is provided for high-risk patients at the lowest cost; perform outpatient surgical procedures; read X-rays, order laboratory tests and evaluate results; assure that patients medical charts and records are accurate and meet legal and medical requirements; may provide medical consultation to private physicians, health care professionals and community groups on public health matters; prepare records and reports; input, access and analyze data using a computer; attend/facilitate meetings; assist in the preparation and monitoring of division’s budget; and ensure that revenue projections are on target.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 13EEOC
Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 61
Workers' Comp Code: 0290