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Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga


Final Filing Date:9/1/2016

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

Job Control #: JC-30997
Position #(s):


$20,295.00 - $24,120.00 U

$20,734.00 - $24,698.00 V

# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information:

DSH-Coalinga opened in 2005 and began treating forensically committed patients, mostly of which are sexually violent predators. It is a self-contained psychiatric hospital constructed with a security perimeter. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) provides perimeter security as well as transportation of patients to outside medical services and court proceedings.

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Job Description and Duties:

The Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor) supervises physicians and other professional personnel giving psychiatric care to mentally ill patients; gives psychiatric services to such patients and does other related work.

This position will be located at either DSH-Patton or DSH-Metro on a space available basis.

The Senior Psychiatrist Supervisor provides oversight of the telemedicine program located at both DSH-Metropolitan and DSH-Patton serving the patients of DSH-Coalinga.

Special Requirements

The position(s) requires incumbents pass a Drug Screening Test. You will be required to take and pass the drug screening test prior to being hired.
The position(s) requires incumbents pass a Background Investigation prior to being hired. The Background Investigation may include Criminal Background, Fingerprinting, and a review of any governmental records.
The position(s) requires incumbents pass a Medical Evaluation. You will be required to submit to a Medical Evaluation and receive clearance prior to being hired.
This position(s) requires a Medical License License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Application Instructions:

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 9/1/2016

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please call the Recruitment Unit at (916) 654-2609 for any questions or email us your CV at

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: