Job ID: 289192785  |  Last Updated: 8/3/2016


San Mateo Medical Center
San Mateo, CA
Applicant Contact
Kristin Herman

Job Description

San Mateo Medical Center is recruiting several part-time, extra-help adult psychiatrists for intermittent and relief work on all shifts (weekday, night, and weekend) in our 24-hour psychiatric emergency department and our 24-bed acute inpatient unit.

We offer an opportunity to provide great psychiatric care to those who really need it, in a relaxed yet intellectually stimulating teaching hospital located only minutes from San Francisco and Stanford University. San Mateo Medical Center is San Mateo Countys public health care system, consisting of a general hospital and a series of clinics located across the county. The main campus includes a full-service acute hospital along with a medical emergency department, 70 med-surg and ICU beds, 30 rehab beds, and extensive outpatient clinics in addition to our psychiatric units.

San Mateo County is a national leader in community mental health services with a commitment to excellent care and to support the recovery of the people we serve. Our award-winning Psychiatric Residency Training Program is based at the Medical Center, and staff psychiatrists are invited to join the faculty and participate in training residents as well as the psychology interns.

We also may soon have one or more openings for full-time, benefited employment, so these extra-help positions offer the chance to see whether a long-term career here would be a good fit.

San Mateo Medical Center has adopted the Soarian electronic health record for inpatient medical documentation and orders. Emergency department, admission, and discharge reports are dictated. Outpatient clinic records are maintained in eClinicalWorks (for primary care, internal medicine, and medical specialties) and Avatar (for outpatient mental health).

Typical Work Assignment :

In Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES), the psychiatrist can expect to see an average of 6 patients during the day shift and 5 at night, typically writing admission orders and notes on one-third of these. On nights and weekends, the PES psychiatrist also covers the inpatient unit and handles emergency consultations on the med-surg and rehab services.
On the acute psychiatric inpatient unit, the typical assignment is direct care of 8-9 patients per day, as well as supervision of a resident team covering up to 6 patients. Note that all admission evaluations and orders are handled by the PES and consultation services, not the psychiatrist assigned to the acute unit.
Weekday, night, and weekend shifts are all available.

Employees in this class will be assigned as extra-help status. Extra-help Psychiatric Specialists in designated positions will be paid on an hourly rate basis and will not receive employee benefits. Incumbents may perform all duties listed below; however will not be guaranteed permanent status at the end of the extra-help assignment.

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at Applications are only accepted online and a supplemental application form must be submitted with our regular employment application form. EOE

Employer Profile

San Mateo Medical Center would like to invite you to apply for the position of Physician. San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) is an integrated delivery system where we are mission centered and focused on constant quality improvement. If you believe in the power of team based care and innovation this is the right place! At the San Mateo County Health System, Physicians provide high quality, comprehensive medical care and treatment to a diverse patient population. We have a patient-centered, team based model with an emphasis on prevention of disease, promotion of health, and management of chronic disease. We use data to help us focus and drive improvement. We support provider and staff development and growth. Our clinics include physicians trained in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics. SMMC serves as a key provider within the Health Plan of San Mateos (HPSM) public/private network. Our integrated delivery system includes a fully accredited acute care hospital that includes ED, PES, OR, endoscopy, and short stay unit, 7 bed ICU, general medical/ surgical unit (62-bed capacity) acute inpatient psychiatry (34 beds), on-campus skilled nursing unit (32 beds); and 11 clinics located across the Countys diverse and dispersed population. Current residents of an accredited Family Practice or Internal Medicine Residency Program may apply prior to graduating from the program. Several San Mateo Medical Center clinics are accredited as National Health Services Corps ( sites and benefit from scholarships and loan repayment programs through this network. Board Certification and enrollment as a provider of Medi-Cal/Medicare are preferred. If youre ready to discover the leader in you, we invite you to discover the San Mateo County Health System.

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