Psychiatric Medical Director, Santa Clara County Jails – County of Santa Clara

Santa Clara County

Client: County of Santa Clara
(San Jose, California)
Position: Psychiatric Medical Director, Santa Clara County Jails
Closing Date: June 26, 2023

Additional Information: 


Santa Clara Co.

The County of Santa Clara is recruiting nationally for an experienced Psychiatric Medical Director, Santa Clara County Jails (Psychiatric Medical Director) who is a dynamic, innovative, visionary, and highly collaborative leader. With a dedicated team of approximately 70 full-time staff, this position reports to the Director, Custody Health Services and receives clinical oversight from the Enterprise Medical Staff of Santa Clara Valley Healthcare (SCVH). The Psychiatric Medical Director is the highest-ranking psychiatric physician leader within the Custody Healthcare Services Adult Jail Facilities (Main Jail /Elmwood) responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all psychiatric activity within the two adult jail facilities. The ideal candidate will have a current California Medical License and Board Certification in psychiatry at the time of the start date. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity for a highly qualified psychiatric physician executive capable of providing effective leadership to a diverse staff.

License/Certificate Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California.
  • Possession of a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.
  • Possession of a certificate of graduation from an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program.
  • Possession and maintenance of a State and/or Federal narcotic license for the administration of narcotics to inmates and patients.

Must have: Leadership experience similar to a Psychiatric Director or Chief Psychiatric Officer with an acute psychiatric healthcare system, and minimum four years of general psychiatric clinic experience as a practicing physician.

Experience working in a county jail or state prison psychiatric services unit is highly desirable.

The salary range for this position is up to $398,052 dependent upon qualifications that will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience. Excellent benefits, including CalPERS retirement, included.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by June 26, 2023. Candidates should be aware that this recruitment can close at any time once a strong pool of candidates is established. To apply email compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.