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Come live in beautiful California!
Come live in beautiful California!

The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) manages the California state hospital system, which provides mental health services to patients admitted into DSH facilities. The department strives to provide effective treatment in a safe environment and in a fiscally responsible manner.

DSH oversees five state hospitals Atascadero, Coalinga, Metropolitan (in Los Angeles County), Napa and Patton.

Patton State Hospital has openings for Internists/Family Practice Physicians. The current positions available are for those interested in the management of chronic medical conditions in a forensic population.

Comprehensive, competitive benefits
Retirement package including 401k
Salary ranges $19,016-$19,969 plus retention bonus per month!
Earn additional money through voluntary on-call duty
On-site CME offered
University affiliations with forensic fellow and resident teaching opportunities
Four 10-hour day work week schedules are available
Live close to mountains and beaches
Enjoy all that the greater Los Angeles area has to offer!

To apply, please email your State Application and CV to:
Phone: 916-654-2609
Visit us on the web:
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: Phone: 916-654-2609 Visit us on the web: