Mental Health Clinical Chief - Forensic Psychiatry
Los Angeles, CA, USA | Los Angeles County
Industry:Government / Military
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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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