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#111137 Psychiatrist - Virtual Care Collaborative - Remote

Extended Review Date: Tue 12/14/2021

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Incumbent will provide and deliver psychiatric clinical and case management services in primarily an ambulatory setting, synchronous telehealth format, integrating direct examination, collateral sources with appropriate authorizations, exercising clinical judgment of applied theory and practice of the psychiatry profession across the full range of conditions described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and relevant associated comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions to analyze problems and issues of diverse scope to determine solutions.

Independently performs tasks and may consult with a combination of licensed providers, administrative, and support staff for delivery of individual services, crises, determinations and facilitations of higher and lower levels of care, outreach, and programming. May participate in delivery of family, couples, group, assessment and reporting, research and educational services when required. Accurately prioritizes and triages clinical urgencies from routine care. In the area of peer/coworker engagement, holds self accountable for meeting commitments. In line with and regularly consulting with direct manger/supervisor(s), contributes to and actively supports a climate in which people can do their best. Invites input from others and shares ownership and recognition. Demonstrates enthusiasm for capturing relevant and pragmatic new opportunities in the face of changes or challenges. Encourages and supports discretionary effort to maximize one’s own and other’s contributions within role scope. Aligns work with personal talents, passion, and the ethical values of UC: integrity, excellence, accountability.

Integrates specialty patient care services with accessible Primary care services, with comprehensive, timely, and appropriate documentation of services in accordance with professional, federal, state, local and university requirements.

Demonstrates clinical mastery, on a range of health science topics and accurately renders diagnoses, delivers outcome-based recovery within treatment plan in biopsychosocial model with attention to coding, billing, customer service and shared-decision making. Executes medical orders, referrals, and interprets clinical findings (including laboratory, procedural, and consultative reports) as part of duties. Customizes delivery of services in a holistic, identity-integrated formulation (i.e. cultural formulation) for each patient, and recommend achievable, pragmatic solutions that take into account the availability of local resources and systems of care, assisting in and facilitating treatment-related referrals. Maintains understanding and awareness of social, cultural, and environmental contexts of health.

Participates in, supports and develops when applicable commitment to lifelong learning, quality management and peer review activities.

Case/Care management services may be provided in coordination with team, or when needed, independently, and vary among tasks associated with care and service management, coordination and healthcare-recovery related navigation of appropriate systems of care.

Make substantial contributions to the University through excellence in delivering clinical services, and when appropriate, scholarly expertise or creative achievement, and engagement in service. In the areas of service focus, readily adjusts priorities to respond to pressing and changing patient, client, customer, general public and operational demands. Cultivates strategic relationships and loyalty. Sets or understands service standards and measures service performance against those standards, in coordination with departmental and organizational systems. Identifies and assesses patient, customer, client, general public and organizational needs. Delivers services and products that add value while meeting and exceeding patient/client/customer expectations. Collaborates with patients/clients/customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the delivery of optimal services. Applies when approved emerging ideas, innovations, and new technologies to ensure high quality services.

Independently and efficiently manage direct patient services (new, follow up and consultative examinations, crisis and triage assessments, case management, telephone/patient-related messages and calls) along with determinations of appropriate patient dispositions (e.g. active v. terminations), along with nondirect patient-related services (letters, forms, administrative, consultations). In the areas of job mastery and continuous learning, applies background, technical knowledge, education, and prior job experiences to current and new job situations. Demonstrates technical competence, job knowledge and ability to add value beyond the core job function. Continually strives to upgrade both the depth and breadth of evidence-based technical and professional skills. Makes time for appropriate training, keeps current on tools, technology, and information needed to meet job performance and challenges. Shares knowledge with department, and supports when applicable, peers, staff, and others to increase skills, foster improvement, and enhance outcomes, notifying supervisors/managers of trends, opportunities and assignments that would be valuable to the employee and team.

Maintain personal organization, prioritizing workload demands. Meet and exceed, when possible, productivity expectations, keeping pace with appointment allocations. In the areas of results orientation and execution, maintains a sense of urgency to complete high-priority actions and meets commitments. Leverages personal and organizational resources to creatively develop effective solutions, overcome obstacles, and resolve conflicts among goals to achieve high quality outcomes. Develops and implements personal work plans with actionable components and measurable outcomes. Uses critical thinking to analyze issues systematically by planning, prioritizing, and organizing work while anticipating and adjusting to changes. Understands overriding organizational factors which influence or constrain direction, decision-making, and organizational priorities. Takes appropriate risks by gathering and using input and data to achieve optimal results. Maintains working knowledge of payers, health insurance plans, and benefits.

Provide cross-coverage for psychology and mental health colleagues as necessary; document and communicate intra-department items with clarity, tact, diplomacy, and timeliness. In the areas of communication, uses working relationships with peers, supervisors, subordinates, patients to build strong connections, including when applicable, with public. Demonstrates interpersonal communication that invites participation and future dialogue; actively seeks others’ perspectives to ensure inclusiveness and understanding. Actively listens, provides constructive feedback, and demonstrates respect for differing views. Tailors communications to diverse audiences, and addressed conflict constructively with the intention of seeking a mutual beneficial resolution. Maintains working knowledge of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies.

Contributes to the establishment of psychiatric and other medical policies, workflows and procedures affecting the standards of practice for profession. In the area of adapting to changes and innovation, in line with and regularly communicating key activities to direct manager/supervisor(s), understands and adapts to change in the strategic and/or operational direction of the organization. Understands the strategic direction and goals of the organization and aligns personal performance objectives with organizational priorities. Anticipates and seeks an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions on planned outcomes or results relevant to role and duties. Uses knowledge and experience to analyze issues and factors which influence or constrain organizational priorities, goals, and results. Resolves conflicting goals and priorities using formal organizational knowledge and informal network relationship to accomplish objectives in line with and regularly communicating same to manager/supervisor(s). demonstrates commitment to seek out opportunities and contributes to developing innovative or alternative solutions in line with departmental priorities and consultations. Uses creative techniques and skills to design and develop reasonable options, where applicable, that improve how the organization operations, consistent with supervisory/managerial approval.

In the areas of diversity and inclusion, demonstrates behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, empathy, integrity, and ethical conduct. Contributes to fostering a climate and culture in which each person is accepted and has the opportunity to grow and develop. Practices behaviors that promote diversity and inclusion in dealings with and on behalf of the University, consistent with laws, regulations, UC policies and principles of community. Advocates for and demonstrates an understanding of the value of differences that promote and sustain a diverse community.

Accountable for reporting in timely manner to designated supervisors and risk management reporting all issues which may impact patient care, safety, employee safety and ongoing quality care issues. In the areas of workplace health, safety and resources management, models and promotes safe behaviors in all work environments in accordance with University health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines. Embraces and promotes university ethical values and standards. Models the use of sound judgement and accountability; raises awareness with others and manages risks responsibility in compliance with University policies and controls. Awareness and completion of all required safety training related to job duties (current/not expired). Awareness of and consistently follows safe work procedures and practices. Takes responsibility for workplace safety and environment. Actively utilizes safety procedures, personal protective equipment and applicable safety devices.

In the areas of teamwork and collaboration, cooperates by adapting to team needs and is flexible in resolving challenges. Participates in team activities that promote effective peer and work relationships. Keeps commitments to the team, and demonstrates a shared responsibility and focus to ensure objectives and goals are successfully met. Embraces a shared understanding of team participant roles, responsibilities, and decision-making. Fosters, when applicable, team communications and dialogue, and identifies opportunities to assist in gaining consensus for team options, decisions, and outcomes. Builds collaborative relationships across the organization with stakeholders for resources, information, and decision and consistently communicates these enhancements to direct manager/supervisor(s).

This position has the potential to work remotely.


  • Graduate of an accredited medical school and successful completion of Psychiatry residency at an ACGME-accredited program

  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine in state of California as an MD/DO

  • Hold current American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board-certification in specialty of Psychiatry

  • Maintain active and current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Certification

  • Knowledge, skills, and practice of current psychiatric diagnosis and treatment principles and application relating to general psychiatric practice and specifically to target population, including complex, comorbid solo-management and multidisciplinary treatment (e.g comorbid drug and alcohol use/chemical dependency; eating disorders, ADHD/LD, serious mental illness)

  • Knowledge of FERPA, CMIA, and patient privacy issues pertaining to the delivery of health care, especially mental health

  • Knowledge and application of standard of psychiatric care in the greater community

  • Mastery of longitudinal patient care delivery experience with successful outcomes, including delivery of effective psychosocial evidence-based interventions

  • Sensitivity to issues relating to all forms of diversity, including but not limited to culture, sexual orientation, gender, and socioeconomic status

  • Awareness and pragmatic facilitation of developmental issues as they relate to young adults transitioning into new psychosocial events (e.g. living environments)

  • Experience and successful adherence with objective quality metrics, peer review, and ongoing practice performance, as well as accreditation standards/requirements

  • Excellent written, verbal, and other communication skills, customized appropriately for diverse audiences

  • Comprehensive system-of-care knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge and experience with accurate billing/coding consistent with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) categories

  • Proficiency with technology and office software programs sufficient to keep pace with productivity standards, electronic medical record system, and administrative tasks/duties

  • Collegial, supportive, and professional interpersonal skills


  • One to three (1 - 3) years direct patient care experience after completion of accredited Psychiatry residency training program
  • Subspecialty ABPN certifications
  • Prior experience working professionally with complex emotional, psychological, and psychiatric issues among young adults/early adolescents/transitional age youth
  • Sophisticated experience with required technology and pragmatic assessment of technological innovations
  • Effective and appropriate professional citizenship, availability, affability, good habits, conduct, contributing to group culture of practice/service
  • Interest and contributions to practice growth


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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