The licensed physicians employed by TRADITIONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH are the largest single group of providers of psychiatric services to adult populations in institutional and community-based programs in California.
We have developed a unique multidisciplinary approach that considers the
physical, psychiatric, psychosocial, cultural and medical needs of our adult
and older adult patients in providing our mental health services.
We provide services to the seriously and persistently mentally ill and have
openings in the San Francisco/Bay Area, San Bernardino, San Diego and Los
Due to the tremendous success of our company, this year we have added 34
psychiatrists to our company and increased our contracts by $4,000,000 or
24%. Overall we plan to add 13 more fulltime psychiatrists in California
bringing us to a total of 150 full- and part-time psychiatrists.
In addition to 16 ACT programs we provide the inpatient services for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Ventura County, in Central California thru Kaweah Delta Health Care in Visalia, and Los Angeles thru La Casa PHF. We have over 300 beds in our care in the LA area and over 250 beds in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our packages vary from a minimum of $190,000 per year, plus $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package of $57,000, to well over $260,000 for the industrious physician. Our generous benefit package includes almost 7 weeks paid time off per year. Outstanding rural community additional supplements are also available with salaries often as high as $25,000 more than urban areas.
If you are creative and think outside the box, if you value diversity and
cultural competency, if you like innovative programs that are patient
driven, using a rehabilitative, rather than an illness model, if you want
more time to work with patients, to get the best results, then TBH is the
company for you.
Now Hiring SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Dear TBH Doctors and Applicants:
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We have several openings reflecting growth this year that might be of interest:
At Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center, we have two Saturday night overnight shifts per month for $36,000 per year in a PES setting.
At Alameda County Medical Center, we have positions 3 and 4 in a four Psychiatrist expansion for Psychiatric presence embedded in outpatient FQHC clinics:
- Two full-time consultation and liaison positions available ( joining a team of 4 C&L docs) The psychiatrist will have clinical responsibilities 75% of their time (up to 6 consults per day) and have protected administrative time (for such things as curbside consults) 25% of the time. Base Salary of $210,000 for a 40-hour work week (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm), plus $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package valued at over $57,000.
In Visalia we have two jobs:
- One full-time Staff Psychiatrist for its 48 bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit.
The psychiatrist will see an average of 12 patients daily. The base salary for a 40-hour position is $220,000, (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm), plus $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package valued at $64,000.
One full time Associate Residency Program Director/ Consultation & Liaison position to meet the needs of our psychiatric services and our new psychiatric residency program www.kdgme.org. The Psychiatrist will provide an average of six consults per day, three in the hospital and three in an outpatient clinic, and provide 10 hours per week as Associate Residency Director. The base salary for a 40-hour position is $220,000, (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm), plus $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package valued at $64,000. Second physician to follow in 2014.
Both positions may also include appointments to the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine for qualified applicants and have protected academic time for scholarly activities.
In Ventura we have:
Hillmont Psychiatric Acute Unit is a 43 Bed Freestanding Psychiatric Facility on the Campus of Ventura County Medical Center. Join this excellent team of clinicians in a vibrant and prestigious safety net hospital system.
- One full time position taking care of up to 12 acute inpatients (average closer to 11) in an acute hospital (Hillmont Hospital). No night time or weekend call required though it is optional for additional compensation. Salary $190,000 per year plus $10,000 in bonuses and a $57,000 benefits package.
One full time position in the Assessment and Referral Unit of an acute hospital (Hillmont Hospital). No night time or weekend call required though it is optional for additional compensation. Salary $190,000 per year plus $10,000 in bonuses and a $57,000 benefits package.
In San Diego:
- Full time psychiatrist needed for an outpatient position in a San Diego outpatient program working with seriously and persistently mentally ill consumers as part of a multidisciplinary team. Typically one hour initial evaluations, 20 to 30 minute medication follow - up appointments. No call. Salary $190,000 per annum plus up to $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package valued at over $57,000
Northern California part time jobs:
- Assertive Community Treatment program in San Mateo County working with the seriously and persistently mentally ill using a harm reduction model. Caseload size of 105 patients seeing approximately 8 members a day in each 8 hour day. Doctor must be comfortable working on a flat egalitarian team which includes social work, nursing, care managers and consumer peer advocates. Must be familiar with electronic medical records. Salary of $118,750 per annum for 25 hours per week plus a pro-rated benefit package.
Telecare Sonoma ACT, an ACT model program, seeks psychiatrist 18 hours per week. ACT positions are wonderful opportunities to practice community psychiatry, harm reduction and to work with mental health consumers in a non-time focused, outcome-oriented clinical-team-centered environment. Salary $85,500.00 per year plus pro-rated benefits.
I would be delighted to hear from you and/or any of your colleagues regarding the above.
We are on target for another 10% growth this year & plan to add ten psychiatrists full time by July.
Please feel free to e-mail me any inquiries to email@example.com
New positions for Psychiatrists are available on the “Employment” page. Check often as opportunities arise throughout the year. Current jobs are available in the following areas:
IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE FROM KAWEAH DELTA HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
Kaweah Delta welcomes psychiatrists to area to serve mental health needs
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Health Care District patients struggling with depression, suicide, or other mental health issues now have access to psychiatric consultations thanks to a partnership that’s brought six full-time psychiatrists to the area.
Last month, Kaweah Delta’s contract with Traditions Behavioral Health, a group of licensed providers of psychiatric services, brought six full-time psychiatrists to the area. The partnership dedicates one psychiatrist to provide consultations at Kaweah Delta Medical Center and Kaweah Delta Exeter Health Clinic and fully staffs Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital for the first time since it opened in the early 2000s.
“There is a critical shortage of psychiatrists in the Central Valley – it’s one of the most underserved areas in the state,” said Dr. Barry Mills, Medical Director of Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital, who in 2011 joined Kaweah Delta’s Graduate Medical Education Department as Psychiatry Residency Program Director. The Psychiatry Residency Program is expected to be established by 2014.
“By bringing more psychiatrists and psychologists to the Central Valley, we’ll be able to help people struggling with serious mental health issues,” Dr. Mills said.
The number of people seeking mental health services is on the rise, said Don Myers, Director of Mental Health Services at Kaweah Delta Health Care District. In Tulare County, that means patients who are in need of outpatient psychiatric care have had to travel out of the area for care. The demand also resulted in the expansion of Kaweah Delta’s Mental Health Hospital last month to 48-beds.
“For people living here that means not having to go to Fresno or Bakersfield for care,” Myers said.
Patients will also greatly benefit from the qualifications of the psychiatrists new to the area, Myers said. For example, Dr. Barry Mills came from Boston where he was on the psychiatry faculty of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and the Whidden Medical Director for Cambridge Health Alliance. Additionally, Thomas Rosko, M.D., comes to Tulare County from Cedars-Sinai where he served as Director of Psychosomatic Medicine Service in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.
The six full-time psychiatrists include:
Marlene Aking, M.D.,
Medical Education: University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine
Residency: St. Elizabeth’s Hospital (9/1/2006 - 6/30/2011); The University of the West Indies (3/1/2001 - 4/30/2003).
Simarjit Gill, M.D.
Medical Education: Government Med College
Residency: Henry Ford Health System (7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012)
Fayaz Ibrahim, M.D.
Medical Education: Bangalore Medical College; University of Massachusetts Amherst
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center (7/1/2007 - 6/30/2011)
Barry Mills, M.D.
Medical Education: University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center (7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994)
Board: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry); American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Forensic Psychiatry)
Joachim Raese, M.D.
Medical Education: University of Hamburg
Residency: Stanford Hospital & Clinics (7/1/1978 - 12/31/1981)
Board: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Thomas Rosko, M.D.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District is one of the area’s most progressive healthcare providers and the only level III trauma center serving Tulare and Kings counties. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally-recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook
Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University
Residency: Friends Hospital (1/1/1997 - 12/31/1999); Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (7/1/1976 - 2/28/1978); Temple University Hospital (7/1/1981 - 6/30/1983)
Board: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry); American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychosomatic Medicine)
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“I started TBH in 1996 to provide an environment for psychiatrists and psychologists to see patients the way they were trained. I wanted to create a practice environment focused on outcome, not on time-restricted doctor visits. I wanted to provide a haven from managed care, third party billing, and the administrative challenges that confront doctors. I wanted to allow doctors to do what they do best: take care of patients, who are after all the consumers of our services."
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