Psychiatrist - Northern Virginia Emergency Services (Part-Time/Non-Merit Position)

Aug 01, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Full Time

Works in Emergency Services at our new Merrifield Center. There are multiple shifts available including weekday overnights and weekends. Works with a team of skilled ES clinicians. We have multiple new initiatives including a "diversion first" program in close collaboration with public safety staff who are trained in crises intervention (CIT). This program includes multiple different intercept sites. We have two mobile crises response teams. The CSB is a public behavioral health care system that serves all of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. We serve approximately 24,000 clients per year. The CSB provides a comprehensive array of services for children and adults with SPMI/SED, and/or substance use disorders and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. These services include:

• 24 hour residential crises stabilization
• 24 hour 7 days per week emergency services
• Partial hospitalization
• Outpatient and case management
• Medical and social detox
• Short and long term residential treatment for co-occurring disorders
• Jail diversion
• Forensics
• MAT/Suboxone
The CSB has a large medical staff that includes psychiatrists, pediatrician, primary care providers, nurses (LPN, RN CNS, NP), and physician assistants.

To learn more about careers that make a difference, watch our video "CSB: Making a Difference in Our Community".

To apply: Or if you would like to hear more about the Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board and the current psychiatric opportunities that are available, please send inquiries and/or your resume to:

This is a part-time position with no benefits.

Illustrative Duties

Conducts drug maintenance clinic for after care and borderline but ambulatory population to maintain them outside a hospital. Prescribes treatment plan and psychotropic medication based on medication evaluation.
Evaluates exceptionally difficult cases. Recommends disposition.
Provides consulting support for therapists in several disciplines and varied aspects of the mental hygiene program.
Provides individual, couple, and family therapy both short and long term. Coordinates psychiatry training.
Participates in group therapy (with a co-therapist) for adolescents and children. Counsels parents of children and adolescents in treatment on an individual and family basis.
Leads or participates in administrative, programmatic, and clinical meetings.
Acts as chief of an important component of the total program involving a small staff. Evaluates patients for social services, courts, social security, and programs such as vocational rehabilitation, and home-bound teachers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of modern psychiatric theory and practice.
Thorough knowledge of causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
Considerable knowledge of available community resources useful in the treatment and prevention of emotional maladjustments.
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.

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.

Experience working in community mental health programs.


  • A current and valid license to practice medicine in the State 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; and,
  • A current Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA at the time of hire.
Ability to climb stairs, lift up to 20 pounds, read/write, type and use a computer with or without reasonable accommodations.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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