Community Services Board, Virginia
Mar 04, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is recruiting for an Adult Outpatient Psychiatrist. This position is a job-share position with a minimum of 20 hours per week. There may be opportunities to add additional hours on an hourly basis for a total of 30-40 hours per week.

The CSB is a large public behavioral health care system that serves all of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia and serves approximately 24,000 clients per year. The CSB provides a comprehensive array of services for children and adults with Serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)/Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and/or substance use disorders and/or Intellectual Disabilities. These services include:
  • 24-hour residential crises stabilization
  • 24-hour, 7 days per week emergency services
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Outpatient and case management
  • Medical detox
  • Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)/Homeless Outreach
  • Short- and long-term residential treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • Jail diversion
  • Forensics

This position prescribes treatment plan and psychotropic medication based on medication evaluation. Supports other therapists in emergency psychiatric evaluations. Responds to requests for assistance in crisis intervention situations as part of a combined staff approach. Leads or participates in administrative, programmatic, and clinical meetings.

The successful clinician will have:
  • Extensive knowledge of modern psychiatric theory and practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relations with professional, administrative, and other persons working in related fields, such as local welfare and public health departments, schools, courts, law enforcement hospitals and other institutions.
  • Ability to plan and execute work effectively.

The CSB has a large medical staff that includes 35 full-time psychiatrists, primary care providers, a pediatrician, nurses (LPN, RN CNS, NP), and a physician assistant.

To learn more about the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, please email inquiries to the CSB Medical Director:

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Location: This position can work out of Merrifield and/or Gartlan and/or Reston, Virginia.

Note: Job share positions are eligible for all County benefits including health benefits at part-time premium rates.

Employment Standards

Doctor of Medicine degree. Completion of an accredited psychiatry residency training program at the time of hire and that includes two years of experience in outpatient settings with medication management.

  • A current and valid license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of hire;
  • Eligibility for Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a psychiatrist at the time of hire;
  • A current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA at the time of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

Experience with treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a community setting. Computer literate.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to read, write, type/use a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

This job announcement is listed with a closing date of 3/31/23 and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process may close prior to the currently advertised closing date when the position has been filled.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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