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California Department of State Hospitals
Coalinga, Los Angeles, Napa, Patton, Atascadero
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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California Department of State Hospitals

Caring today for a safe and healthy tomorrow!

Psychiatry at the largest mental health hospital system in the nation!

At the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH), our psychiatrists embrace the true essence of medicine by serving a community of patients where their expertise holds the power to transform lives. Find out more about a DSH Psychiatry career today!

In this role, you’ll enjoy a stimulating and exciting working environment, a collegial, team-oriented treatment approach, and a host of world-class benefits.

You will also be part of the team improving mental healthcare through innovative psychiatric treatment methods, including:

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Extensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Extensive Violence Risk Assessment training A state of the art psycho-pharmacology consultation service And continuing medical education (CME) opportunities.

Our psychiatrists lead interdisciplinary treatment teams to provide care to some of the most complex patients to be found anywhere. DSH psychiatrists also enjoy a great work life-balance, with most working 4/10/40 work weeks. On-call duty is voluntary, and

strong level-of-care staff ensures 24/7/365 patient care and monitoring. Our psychiatrists even have the flexibility to develop a private practice.

Join us as we provide care for one of California’s most vulnerable populations-those struggling with severe mental illness. Apply now!

Earn up to $337,068/year PLUS retention + inpatient care bonuses*

Additional Benefits/Incentives Include:

• Flexible workweek options available in most situations

• Voluntary on-call duty

• Substantial Continuing Medical Education allowances

• Generous defined-benefit pension

• Savings Plus retirement savings plans (401k and 457b)

• Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits

• Retiree healthcare

• Psychiatrist-led treatment teams

• Patient-centric, treatment first environment

• Many opportunities for career advancement

• Private practice permitted

• Relocation assistance available (varies by location)

• H-1B and J1 visa assistance available (varies by location)

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