Arlington County, Virginia
$191,131.20 - $334,131.20 Annually
Jun 27, 2022
Aug 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: At this time we are filling multiple vacancies. This announcement may be used in the future to fill part-time and/or full-time vacancies to reflect the current business needs of the organization.*

Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) is hiring a Psychiatrist in the Behavioral Health Division (BHD). DHS provides a broad continuum of social services, behavioral healthcare, public health, and employment programs to approximately 60,000 customers per year in an integrated, collaborative approach. DHS has a recovery and best practice oriented mission and this psychiatrist will have the opportunity to be a part of projects which are at the forefront of mental health service delivery, including health care integration and innovative access models.

To learn about our services, please visit DHS.

BHD provides a range of services that promote recovery, independence, and community integration for adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. These services include emergency mental health, discharge planning, medical services, case management, and linkage to other services which are provided directly by County staff or through contract, at the Sequoia Plaza offices, at community-based locations, in the County jail, in homeless shelters, and on the streets. Psychiatrists provide emergency and community-based outpatient services in the Behavioral Healthcare Division (BHD).

Responsibilities include:
  • Performing diagnostic psychiatric evaluations;
  • Ongoing psychiatric management, including psychopharmacologic treatment, psychotherapeutic support, and crisis intervention;
  • Assuring comprehensive healthcare needs are identified and treated;
  • Providing team consultation and clinical supervision of nurse practitioners as well as participation in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings;
  • Educating clients about their illness and providing health management information and techniques;
  • Documenting clinical care in the electronic clinical record; and
  • Providing backup physician coverage as needed to the Division outpatient services.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
  • M.D. from an accredited college or university;
  • Successful completion of residency training and/or fellowship in Psychiatry; and
  • Board eligible from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Hires made at the full performance level will have significant experience beyond residency training. Starting salary will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate(s) selected.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology;
  • Completion of fellowship in Addiction or Forensic Psychiatry;
  • Providing services in an outpatient community setting working intensively with patients with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders; and/or
  • Working on an interdisciplinary team.

Special Requirements
A cover letter is considered part of this application. A resume may also be attached.

Must be licensed or license eligible to practice medicine in the State of Virginia and be eligible to take examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Must possess a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license.

Must pass a criminal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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