Staff Psychiatrist - PIP (SVSP)

Soledad, California
Jul 27, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Staff Psychiatrist PIP-(SVSP)

$280,344- $336,864 annual salary (Board Certified)

$273,156- $327,360 annual salary (Board Eligible)

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking proactive, knowledgeable psychiatrists with an interest in correctional/forensic psychiatry to join our Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP) where staff are committed to providing optimal care, promoting patients’ successful reintegration into society, and reducing recidivism.  During the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Mental Health Program will offer Telework options which will be provided based on operational availability.  In addition, hiring interviews will be available virtually using teleconferencing or video conferencing options.

Within the PIP, you will:

  • Perform psychiatric evaluation for assigned in-patients in the Acute Psychiatric Program and/or Intermediate Treatment Program units
  • Write orders for admission, transfer, discharge, medications, restraints, seclusion, and suicide precautions
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy

In return for your efforts, we offer true career balance with all of the stability and benefits found in employment with the State of California:

  • 40-hour workweek with flexible schedules – affords you true work-life balance
  • $10,000 Thank You Bonus to those new to State Service
  • Relocation assistance to those new to State of CA service
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • Secure State of California pension that vests in five years – visit for retirement formulas
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement plans – tax defer up to $48,000 per year
  • Paid CME, with paid time off to attend
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • And much more

This rewarding opportunity is available within the Psychiatric Inpatient Program at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) located in Monterey County’s Soledad. Here, you’ll have access to all of the activities, history, and cultural events of Monterey, Big Sur, and Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Plus, with the positive work-life balance you’ll find with CCHCS, you’ll be able to enjoy them all.   Telework options are supported based on operational availability.

Take the first step toward joining one of our outstanding mental health teams and contact us today!

Blair Eversley

(877) 793-4473

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