Job ID: 289107017  |  Last Updated: 12/10/2021

Tele-Psychiatry Positions- Located in Southern,CA- Now Available!

Metropolitan and Patton State Hospitals
Los Angeles, CA
Applicant Contact
Krystle Thornton
(916) 651-8602

Job Description

Join our team as a Tele-Psychiatry and live in Southern California!

The California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) is recruiting and accepting applications to fill permanent full time Staff Psychiatrist positions with board certified/board eligible psychiatrists for our Tele-psychiatry positions that report and work from DSH- Metropolitan in (Norwalk, CA) or DSH Patton in San Bernardino, CA.

These candidates will be able to work with an extremely interesting and challenging forensic and civilly committed patient population. You will 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.

Job Description:
-WORK LOCATION WILL BE AT DSH-Metropolitan (Norwalk,CA) or DSH-Patton (San Bernardino, CA)

DSH Atascadero, Coalinga & Napa are now accepting applications to fill permanent full time Staff Tele-Psychiatrist positions.


These vacancies are for psychiatrists who are interested in working in a position which will be primarily dedicated to the provision of psychiatric care to remote DSH patients via Tele-psychiatry. Successful applicants will report to the Chief of Psychiatry or his/her designee. The psychiatrist will need to obtain clinical privileges at all facilities to which Telepsychiatric care is provided.

Typical tasks include, but are not limited to, examining and diagnosing forensic psychiatric patients at other DSH facilities via remote video conference, determining the type of psychiatric and general medical treatment needed, reviewing progress of forensic psychiatric patients, prescribing changes in treatment, consulting with supervisory psychiatrist or specialist consultants, participating in staff conferences, completing required medical record documentation, providing relatives with information concerning forensic psychiatric patients, writing reports to courts as required, and testifying, when subpoenaed, regarding forensic psychiatric patients.

Recruitment will be limited to only the most qualified applicants who can meet the minimum privileging requirements at the receiving facility and who possess the minimum qualifications established by CalHR and DSH for the Staff Psychiatrist position will be interviewed.

Preferred experience includes: Good keyboard and computer skills, facile with learning new software, experience with navigating web-based software applications.

Our benefits include:
Salaries Range: $247,644.00 $305,376.00 Annually
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 may be available for "New California State Hires" at some DSH locations.

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