County of San BernardinoVictorville 12240
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Addiction Medicine Physician Ii

County of San Bernardino
Full Time 16 per week Valley Star Crisis Walk-in Center, 12240 Hesperia Rd suite a, Victorville, CA 92395, United States


Our doctors work a 4/10 schedule!

Join a team of professionals who are passionate about the services they provide and are committed to making a difference throughout San Bernardino County.

*According to criteria established in the


see pages 64-67

  • CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program - Up to $ 300,000 loan repayment for five (5) years of service.
  • Steven M. Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program - Up to $105,000 loan repayment for three (3) years of service
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program - Up to $50,000 loan repayment for two (2) years of service or may be able to completely pay off student loans with continued service
    • Must work in an NHSC approved site.
  • 5% differential pay for ABPN Board Certification
  • $400 tuition reimbursement annually
  • Perfect Attendance Incentive - 16 hours Perfect Attendance Leave -OR- Gym membership reimbursement up to $299 annually
  • Employer-paid term life insurance - $35,000
  • Short Term Disability 55% up to $1,252 per week
  • Eligible to participate in the Dependent Care Assistance Plan
  • 2% Longevity Pay (after 15 years of continuous service)

The Department of Behavioral Health is recruiting for Addiction Medicine Physicians who assume medical responsibility for adult patients under their direct care and supervision in outpatient clinics. Essential duties include conducting comprehensive psychiatric assessments/evaluations and mental status examinations (MSEs) of adult and/or child and adolescent patients, providing multi-axial diagnoses according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) approved by the American Psychiatric Association; developing and implementing individualized mental health treatment planning for assigned adult and/or child and adolescent patients; providing competent psychotropic medication treatment and other psychiatric treatments to meet the needs of assigned adult  and/or child and adolescent patients; supervising Psychiatrists I, II, and III in their assigned clinics; assigning and reviewing work and training staff; participating in state level committees to develop policies and advise the Medical Director and administration regarding issues with the evaluation and treatment of mental health patients; participating in the decision-making at the clinic and regional levels, including quality improvement and quality management; performing related tasks as required.

*Official Title: Behavioral Health Physician II

For additional details, please refer to the job description.


Work Schedule: Evening and weekend shifts are available for some assignments (voluntary participation).

Completion of Residency: Official job offers cannot be made until candidate has verified completion of residency. Contingent job offers may be made to applicants who have provided verification of being within nine (9) months of completion of residency.

Teaching Requirement:  Incumbents will be assigned to supervise/teach medical learners.

Background Check: An extensive background check will include a credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:


: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine is required.



Completion of a medical residency and a fellowship in Addiction Medicine/Addiction Psychiatry.


: Possession of a valid Physician's and Surgeon's certificate issued by the Medical Board of California or the Osteopathic Medical Board of California is required. Applicants MUST indicate number and expiration date on the Supplemental Questionnaire to be considered.


: Possession of a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) certificate is required.  A copy of the DEA certificate must be submitted with the application.


Six (6) months of full-time experience teaching residents and/or medical students. (Teaching experience gained while completing residency hours is qualifying.)

Experience must be gained within a public or private behavioral health or healthcare organization to be considered qualifying.
Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

The ideal candidate will be board certified in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry. (Candidates who are certified should submit a copy of their certificate with the application). Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and have experience collaborating in multidisciplinary treatment teams and developing strong relationships with community providers. Experience working with the seriously mentally ill, and under-served populations is highly desirable.