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California Correctional Healthcare Services
Los Angeles County, California
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type

Position: Psychiatrist

Annual Salary Ranges:

On-site Inpatient Unit*

$382,884 - $460,075 – Board Certified

$373,068 - $447,108 – Board Eligible


$338,712 - $406,992 – Board Certified

$330,024 - $395,520 – Board Eligible

*Depending on Experience – be sure to discuss Hire Above Minimum (HAM) options with your Hiring Analyst*

Recruitment and Retention Bonus for clinicians newly hired with the State of California has been restructured to provide a 1% bonus for the first 7 years, increasing by 1% year over year, maxing out at a 7% annual bonus by year 7.

Work Locations:  Wide Variety of Geographic Settings including the Northern California Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, California Capitol, and Southern California

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking proactive, knowledgeable CA-licensed psychiatrists to join our multidisciplinary teams.  Within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) adult correctional facilities, you will find like-minded professionals committed to providing optimal care and honing advanced psychopharmacological skills.

As a Psychiatrist, you will be an integral member of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team which includes other psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinical social workers. In general, you will perform psychiatric evaluations, participate in treatment planning and case reviews, prescribe medications, and provide crisis intervention and psychotherapy. You will also provide consultations and training in treatment approaches to both clinical and custody staff of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.

Benefits of Practicing with CDCR/CCHCS:

  • Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Teams within a Community of Colleagues
  • Rewarding Work with an Underserved/Underprivileged Population
  • Work-life Balance with Flexible Schedules, including 4-day Workweeks at many Locations
  • Safety and Security provided by professional, well-trained Correctional Officers
  • No Insurance, Worker’s Comp, or Disability Paperwork to manage
  • Generous Medication Formulary
  • Dedicated Assistance with Visa Sponsorship
  • Relocation Assistance for those new to state of CA service
  • Potential NHSC Loan Repayment (depending on location)
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Schedule
  • Annual Stipend of $2,500/year for CME costs
  • Annual Allocation of 56 hours for CME conferences or self-study
  • Robust 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Plans (tax defer up to $46,000 - $61,000 per year)
  • State of CA Retirement that vests in 5 years (visit for retirement formulas)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Additional 2.5% salary increase in July 2024

About Us:

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is dedicated to enhancing public safety and promoting successful community reintegration through education, treatment, and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs. Our mission is to facilitate the successful reintegration of individuals in our care back into their communities, equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society.

How to Apply:

Ready to join an organization where you can be part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to achieving social justice through comprehensive mental health care? Submit your CV to and take advantage of this opportunity.






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