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Come live in beautiful California!

The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is recruiting psychiatrists for eight of our hospitals and psychiatric programs throughout the State: DSH-Atascadero (Central Coastline), DSH-Napa (Wine Country), DSH-Salinas Valley (Monterey area), DSH-Stockton (San Joaquin Valley), DSH-Patton (Inland Empire/Ontario), DSH-Coalinga ( Near Fresno and Central Valley Area), DSH-Metropolitan ( Norwalk/Los Angeles Area), and DSH-Vacaville (near SF Bay Area).

You will work with an extremely interesting and challenging in-patient forensic and civilly committed patient population and have the opportunity to consult directly with experts in the fields of psychiatry such as Stephen Stahl, MD, PhD and Charles Scott, MD.

The diverse locations of our hospitals offer the opportunity to choose an environment which appeals to your personal interests.


Our benefits include:
Salaries up to the high $200,000s
A flexible work schedule (e.g. four 10-hour workdays for a 40-hour workweek).
Medical, Dental, and Vision packages
CalPERS retirement system with life-long retirement pension (defined benefit plan)
Licensure and DEA fee reimbursement or waiver
Paid Malpractice Insurance
Tax-deferred compensation up to $35,000 per year
Paid Sick/Vacation or Annual Leave Time
11 paid holidays, plus 2 Professional Development Days and One Personal Holiday
Annually, up to 56 hours of leave and up to $1,000 in reimbursement for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
No payment of Federal Government Social Security Tax due to Safety Retirement for this classification
Voluntary on-call duty is compensated on an hourly basis over and above base salary
Several hospitals are teaching sites affiliated with the University of California
Relocation assistance available for New California State Hires.


To apply, please email your State Application and CV to:
Email: DSH.Recruitment@dsh.ca.gov
Phone: 916-654-2609
Visit us on the web: http://www.dsh.ca.gov/jobs/jobwithdsh.asp
The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is responsible for a statewide progressive in-patient mental health treatment program that attracts the best and brightest in the forensic psychiatry field. The DSH system consists of eight unique facilities located throughout California: Central Coast, Napa Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Central and Northern San Joaquin Valley, and the Monterey Bay region. All eight of the facilities are fully licensed, and some are accredited by the Joint Commission. In 2013, Patton State Hospital was recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. There are two types of commitments to the state hospital in-patient facilities: forensic and civil. The dedicated DSH staff provide treatment to these patients in a variety of recovery-oriented methods, including: phase treatment, art and music therapy, rehabilitation, education, and community living skills. Each of our hospitals also serves as a good neighbor and active leader in the community. Employee groups frequently participate in community and civic events. As a part of the treatment opportunities, some groups of patients periodically contribute to community activities by donating arts or crafts from their therapy to support a community organization. We offer work-life balance with generous yearly paid time off and a flexible 40-hour work week. Our competitive compensation package includes a competitive salary, benefits, and retirement package. To apply, please email your State Application and CV to Email: DSH.Recruitment@dsh.ca.gov Phone: 916-654-2609 Visit us on the web: http://www.dsh.ca.gov/jobs/jobwithdsh.asp