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Mental Health Clinical Chief - Forensic Psychiatry

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Los Angeles County

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
Job Description:
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The Mental Health Clinical Chief will be charged with

developing and implementing timely and innovative care

pathways for individuals who are diverted from jails, juvenile

halls and camps into alternative treatment settings. This

will require deep knowledge of the courts and legal system

as well as LACDMH treatment resources, both directly

operated and contracted programs. The Mental Health

Clinical Chief will manage a diverse team responsible for

delivering results using complex tracking systems and

multiple data sources. This will allow LACDMH to engage

in close collaborations with other agencies, organizations

academic institutions, groups, and individuals dedicated to

eradication of the unnecessary incarceration of those with

serious mental illnesses and preventing them from ever

entering into the criminal justice system.


Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty

Board in Psychiatry, two years post-residency experience in

psychiatry, one year of which must have been in medicaladministrative capacity or in a community mental health

program –AND– a California State Physician and Surgeon’s

certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners

of the State of California. Candidates with post-graduate

subspecialty training including Forensic, Child/Adolescent

and Addictions Psychiatry are highly preferred.


The ideal candidate will have expertise in the Forensic and

Justice involved treatment settings, a dynamic leadership

style and strong interpersonal skills that will foster

interagency collaborations. The candidate will oversee

an interdisciplinary team of highly specialized mental

health professionals composed of physicians, nurses,

psychologists, psychiatric social workers, peers, and other


The appointee will receive an annual salary, commensurate

with qualification, as well as an excellent program of

benefits that allows employees to choose the benefits that

meet their specific needs.

• Retirement Plan – New appointees will participate

in a contributory defined plan.

• Cafeteria Benefit Plan – The County funds its

cafeteria plan using a tax-free contribution of an

additional 14.5% to 17% of the employee’s monthly


• Flexible Spending Accounts – In addition to

tax-free medical and dependent care spending

accounts, the County contributes $75 per month to

an employee’s dependent care spending account.

• Savings Plan (401k) – Optional tax-deferred

income plan that may include a County matching

contribution up to 4% of employee’s salary.

• Deferred Compensation Plan (457) – Optional taxdeferred income plan that may include a County

matching contribution up to 4% of employee’s


• Holidays – 12 paid days per year. 

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