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)

*Depending on Experience*

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

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

  • 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 of Base Pay ($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
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • Robust 401(k) and 457(b) retirement plans (tax defer up to $45,000 - $60,000 per year)
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • Dedicated assistance with visa sponsorship
  • Paid CME, with paid time off to attend (allows you to control more of your time and money)
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State of California service
  • Potential NHSC Loan Repayment (depending on location)


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.

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