Staff Psychiatrist-Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP)

  • CA CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES
  • Soledad, California
  • Aug 23, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: 285,948 USD

Job Description

Staff Psychiatrist- Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP)

$285,948 - $343,596 Annual Range (Board Certified)

$278,616 - $333,912 Annual Range (Board Eligible)

*Depending on Experience*
  • Appreciation Bonus of up to $35,000 for clinicians newly hired with the State of CA
  • Clinicians providing care within one of our Psychiatric Inpatient Units receive an additional 15% Stipend ($42,888 - $51,540 Board Certified; $41,796 - $50,088 Board Eligible)


California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking proactive, knowledgeable psychiatrists with an interest in correctional and/or forensic psychiatry to join our Psychiatric Inpatient Program (PIP). Within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) adult correctional facilities, you will find like-minded professionals well-versed in the intricate psychiatric and medical interplay necessary to treat our diverse patient population.

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
  • Collaborate and consult with medical staff and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Participate in the compensated on-call rotation program and morning rounds


We currently have opportunities at Salinas Valley State Prison, 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.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including:

  • 40-hour workweek with flexible schedules - affords you true work-life balance
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement plans (tax defer up to $41,000 - $68,000 per year)
  • $10,000 Thank You Bonus to professionals newly hired with the State of California
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • Dedicated assistance with H-1B, J-1 Waiver, and TN visa sponsorship
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State of California service
  • Paid CME with paid time off to attend - allows you to control more of your time and money
  • And much more


Submit your CV to CentralizedHiringUnit@cdcr.ca.gov or call (877) 793-4473 for more information.

Candidates new to CCHCS are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis (TB) testing prior to appointment followed by department annual TB testing/evaluation thereafter.

Pursuant to the Public Health Order (State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement) issued by the California Department of Public Health and the directive (Mandatory COVID 19 Vaccines and Testing for Institution Staff) issued by the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), all staff assigned to all staff assigned to this institution are required to show evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination. In addition, employees regularly assigned to work in the health care areas or posts within this assigned institution shall provide evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination.

Pursuant to the Public Health Orders (Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings and State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement) issued by the California Department of Public Health and the directive Mandatory COVID 19 Vaccines and Testing for Institution Staff issued by the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), all staff assigned to this post/position may be required to show evidence of full vaccination and booster for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination.

Please review the appropriate bulletin/assessment on the Bulletin Page for the Minimum Qualifications and, if qualified, complete the Assessment according to the instructions.

How To Apply: You may apply for this position by clicking “Apply Now” on the top or bottom of this page.

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Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

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Base Pay

285,948

Job Address

Soledad, California United States View Map