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ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief of Professional Education, Mental Hospital (7600)

ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief of Professional Education, Mental Hospital

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SE30
  • Class Code: 7600
  • Established: 08/08/1958
  • Revised: 12/18/1974
  • Title Changed: --


Under general direction, in a State hospital for the mentally ill or mentally retarded, to plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate medical training programs for staff physicians and residents; to develop and coordinate interdisciplinary training programs; to provide advice and assistance to the various treatment departments in the planning and conduct of their professional education activities; and to do other work as required.

Typical Tasks

Determines the medical training needs of the medical staff and (in consultation with hospital personnel, medical training centers, and professional organizations) develops programs to meet these needs; plans, directs, coordinates, and participates in organized training programs in mental hospital psychiatry, basic psychiatric skills in the diagnosis and treatment of mental patients, and the techniques of interdisciplinary functioning; organizes, conducts, and coordinates residency training programs which will meet standards for specialty board certification; counsels residents and (in conference with medical supervisory personnel) assists in the evaluation of their progress; plans and conducts interdisciplinary training for medical and other treatment personnel; provides guidance and assistance to the staffs of various treatment disciplines in the development of training programs for particular professional groups, such as psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and nurses; participates in conferences, seminars, workshops, and other training sessions; arranges for the participation of outside consultants in the medical training program and for the use of outside training resources; coordinates the medical training program with schools and with professional organizations and integrates the curricula where possible; works with hospital operating staff in coordination of the medical and interdisciplinary training programs with treatment, research, and other hospital programs; trains treatment staff to function as faculty in training programs and evaluates their training effectiveness; evaluates the medical training program and verifies that standards are being maintained; supervises the preparation and maintenance of records and reports of training given; makes recommendations regarding the training budget; evaluates training results.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Possession of a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, or eligibility for examination for such a certificate as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of either Board. (Applicants who are in the process of establishing specialty board eligibility will be admitted to the examination but the required verification must be submitted before appointment.) and Two years of experience teaching psychiatry or other medical courses to medical students or physicians in a university, hospital or neuropsychiatric institute. The experience may have been concurrent with clinical treatment responsibilities but must have included responsibility for the planning and organization of teaching programs. (One year of administrative or supervisory experience in a hospital of at least 100 beds or in a neuro-psychiatric institute may be substituted for one year of teaching.)


(The required experience may be either included in or supplemental to the experience required for the certificate in psychiatry.)

Knowledges and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and methods of general medicine and psychiatry; purposes, principles, methods, and organization of medical and related training programs; techniques of teaching medical and related subjects and skill in their application; current developments in the field of psychiatry including mental retardation; methods of evaluating training programs; principles and applications of psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, the various rehabilitation therapies, and other ancillary medical services; principles and practices of hospital organization and personnel management.


Ability to: Plan, organize, direct, and conduct medical and related training programs in a mental hospital setting; teach the techniques of teaching medical and related subjects to others; work effectively with the hospital staff, professional groups, and educational institutions and secure their cooperation in professional training programs; lead conferences and speak effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.


Monthly Compensation:

Range B $4479 4697 4927 5019

C $4697 4927 5068

Work Week Group: 4C


Note: Salary information for this class was correct on 10/8/80. Any subsequent salary changes have not been recorded.

  Updated: 10/11/2017
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