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Salary: $19,433.00 - $23,966.00
Posted: 09/28/2012

Job Description:
Consider a rewarding career in Correctional Psychiatry with the Department of State Hospitals (DSH).

* Please Note: There are multiple positions available.

Work along with the DSH Clinical Operations Team Including one of the nation’s top psychiatry experts and author, well renowned Dr. Steven M. Stahl MD, PhD and Dr. Charles L. Scott, author, and Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program at University of California, Davis.

To apply, visit the DSH Psychiatry webpage.

Salary range:
$19,052 - $22,833 Board Eligible
$19,554 - $23,496 Board Certified

Employee Incentives:

-For new hires to State Service eligible for $5,000 (one-time payment) Retention Bonus, upon completion of 6 consecutive qualifying pay periods, in addition to $5,000 (one-time payment) upon completion of 24 consecutive qualifying pay periods.

-Compensation for Physician-On-Duty hours

-Licensure and DEA fee reimbursement or waiver

-Four 10 hour day work week available

Continuing Medical Education (CME) - up to 7 days (56 hours) of CME Leave and up to $1,000 in reimbursement per Fiscal Year.


Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision Packages

Paid Vacation and Holidays

CalPERS Retirement System with Life-Long Retirement Pension

401(K) and 457(b) Tax Deferment up to $35,000 per year

No payment of Federal Government Social Security Tax due to Safety Retirement for this classification.

About the position
The Staff Psychiatrist is responsible for making definitive diagnoses and decisions in accordance with current law and accreditation standards. The Psychiatrist, as co-facilitator with Psychology, is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, and provides diagnostic determinations for mental health patients in a structured, safe, inpatient setting.

About the Location
The Department of State Hospitals (DSH)-Stockton will be located within the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) currently being constructed and located at Austin and Arch Road, one mile east of Highway 99 at Exit 250. The facility will have 1,722 medical and mental health beds. DSH will have 514 treatment beds (432 intermediate and 82 acute) housed in 9 buildings with 17 treatment units. Admissions are scheduled to begin on July 22, 2013.

How to Apply Visit the DSH Psychiatry webpage. - How to Get a Psychiatry Job.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Staff Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehabilitive Services 461 - VAR - 9758 - VAR
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources
1600 9th Street, Rm 121
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Dr. Juan Arguello
209-831- 0307

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