Join Team DHCS!

DHCS is seeking a mission-driven MD/DO to guide DHCS’ ambitious agenda to ensure high-quality and accessible mental health and substance use disorder services in Medi-Cal and other public programs.

The Medical Consultant II position will provide clinical expertise and strategic advice to DHCS Behavioral Health leadership on the development and implementation of policy and initiatives designed to strengthen behavioral health care access, quality, and service delivery, and achieve equitable health care outcomes for 15 million Medi-Cal members and Californians served through other programs. The position, located within the Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Policy Division, will provide cross-cutting support to all DHCS Behavioral Health teams, and will collaborate across the Department and externally. The Medical Consultant II will shape the implementation of an unprecedented array of behavioral health funding investments, policy changes, and innovative initiatives that DHCS is leading to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. This is an incredible opportunity to support the change management process for a once-in-a-generation moment of behavioral health reform in California.

Full-time telework permitted. Board certifications in psychiatry and addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry preferred. For more information, please visit the Cal Careers website.

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For any questions, please contact the DHCS Hiring Manager for this position, Jamie Shigetoshi, at Please feel free to cc Ivan Bhardwaj at