California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking proactive, knowledgeable Chief Psychiatrists, like you, to lead a team of dedicated psychiatrists practicing within one of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities. In addition to a CA medical license, you must possess documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or medical/religious exemption.
In this key role, you will:
Direct program planning and development of goals and objectives; ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements
Oversee inpatient and outpatient scheduling and treatment
Coordinate all activities with individual psychiatric staff members, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and other health care staff in the case management of patients to ensure quality mental health care is provided.
To thrive in this role, you must have:
A current California Medical License, certification to practice psychiatry AND
Minimum two years of experience practicing psychiatry in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting or a correctional facility AND
The ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of comprehensive medical reports, case histories, and hospital records; and the capacity to coordinate, supervise, guide, and evaluate the work of professional employees.
In return for your efforts, we offer all of the stability, benefits, and work-life balance found in a career with the State of California:
Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
Secure State of California retirement that vests in five years (visit CalPERS.ca.gov for retirement formulas)
Robust 401(k) and 457 savings plans (tax defer up to $39,000 - $52,000 per year)
Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
Visa sponsorship opportunities
Paid CME with paid time off to attend
And much more
We currently have opportunities at the following locations:
Avenal State Prison – Avenal
California Correctional Institution – Tehachapi
Central California Women’s Facility – Chowchilla
California Rehabilitation Center – Norco
Correctional Training Facility – Soledad
Folsom State Prison – Represa
High Desert State Prison – Susanville
North Kern State Prison – Delano
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility – San Diego
About California Correctional Health Care Services
Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality health care in all adult correctional facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California, California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking dedicated health care professionals to continue this important mission. In return we offer all of the benefits of employment with State of California, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options; generous paid time off; and retirement options that include a pension and 401(k) and 457 accounts. Plus, with locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!