Psychiatry Careers, Contact Us
CAREER BALANCE
IS WITHIN
YOUR REACH
Psychiatrists dedicated to providing quality mental health care are finding the professional balance they crave with California Correctional Health Care Services. Whether practicing in an inpatient, outpatient, or telepsychiatry setting, these physicians are afforded the time to carefully treat their patient caseload while honing advanced psychopharmacological skills. And with the flexibility of 4/10 shifts, evening and weekend practice opportunities, and a CME stipend with paid time off to attend, positive work-life balance can be yours too.
Our psychiatrists are able to focus primarily on clinical casework with no insurance to navigate or disability applications to complete. Additionally, while our drug formulary is expansive, it does not rely on benzodiazepines or stimulants.

SALARY

$285,948-$343,596 Staff Psychiatrist (Board Certified)
$278,616-$333,912 Staff Psychiatrist (Board Eligible)

$305,988-$364,524 Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)(Board Certified)
$299,544-$355,992 Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)(Board Eligible)

$320,136-$389,328 Chief Psychiatrist (Board Certified)
$314,112-$379,824 Chief Psychiatrist (Board Eligible)

Clinicians practicing within one of the following Psychiatric Inpatient Units receive additional 15% Stipend (of base salary):

  • California Health Care Facility
  • California Medical Facility
  • California Institution for Women
  • San Quentin State Prison
  • Salinas Valley State Prison

Appreciation Bonus of up to $35,000 for clinicians newly hired with the State of California and providing in-person patient care; up to $10,000 for clinicians providing care via telemedicine/telepsychiatry services.


Q&A WITH DR. MEHTA

Learn about CCHCS’ Statewide Mental Health Deputy Director, Dr. Amar Mehta, and his perspective on correctional psychiatry in the interview “Behind Bars: An Insider’s Perspective on Correctional Psychiatry” published in the July 2022 Psychiatric Times Volume 39, Issue 7. Find it on page 34 in the digital magazine and page 30 in the printed version.)



BENEFITS

In addition to competitive pay, we also provide all of the security and benefits that come with employment with the State of California, including:

  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State service
  • Potential loan repayment opportunities through PSFL and NHSC programs
  • 40-hour workweek
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • State of California retirement that vests in five years
    (visit www.CalPERS.ca.gov for retirement formulas)
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • CME stipend with paid time off to attend
  • 401(k) and 457(b) retirement plans (tax defer up to $41k–$54k per year)
  • Free weekly CMEs and annual CME stipend with paid time off to attend
  • Opportunity to increase base salary with paid call rotations
Plus, with locations throughout California, you’re sure to find one that fits your lifestyle—whether you choose the history and natural wonders found in Northern California; the tight-knit communities of the Central Valley; the picturesque hamlets dotting the Central Coast; the variety of lifestyles available in Southern California; or the quintessential California living of San Diego.
Locations, Landscape Mural

CONTACT US TODAY!

Ready to join an organization where you can be part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to achieving social justice through quality mental health care?
Submit your CV to:
CentralizedHiringUnit@cdcr.ca.gov
Or call us with questions at:
(877) 793-4473 (HIRE)

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If you are in need of assistance, please email us at MedCareers@cdcr.ca.gov or call us at (877) 793-4473.


Physician Careers, Contact Us
CAREER BALANCE
IS WITHIN YOUR REACH


Psychiatrists dedicated to providing quality mental health care are finding the professional balance they crave with California Correctional Health Care Services. Whether practicing in an inpatient, outpatient, or telepsychiatry setting, these physicians are afforded the time to carefully treat their patient caseload while honing advanced psychopharmacological skills. And with the flexibility of 4/10 shifts, evening and weekend practice opportunities, and a CME stipend with paid time off to attend, positive work-life balance can be yours too.

Our psychiatrists are able to focus primarily on clinical casework with no insurance to navigate or disability applications to complete. Additionally, while our drug formulary is expansive, it does not rely on benzodiazepines or stimulants.

SALARY

$285,948-$343,596 Staff Psychiatrist (Board Certified)
$278,616-$333,912 Staff Psychiatrist (Board Eligible)


$305,988-$364,524 Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)(Board Certified)
$299,544-$355,992 Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)(Board Eligible)


$320,136-$389,328 Chief Psychiatrist (Board Certified)
$314,112-$379,824 Chief Psychiatrist (Board Eligible)


Clinicians practicing within one of the following Psychiatric Inpatient Units receive additional 15% Stipend (of base salary):

  • California Health Care Facility
  • California Medical Facility
  • California Institution for Women
  • San Quentin State Prison
  • Salinas Valley State Prison


Appreciation Bonus of up to $35,000 for clinicians newly hired with the State of California and providing in-person patient care; up to $10,000 for clinicians providing care via telemedicine/telepsychiatry services.


FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES

Psychiatrist – SATF
Chief Psychiatrist – PBSP
Psychiatrist – CCWF
Psychiatrist – RJD

Interested in other opportunities?


BENEFITS

In addition to competitive pay, we also provide all of the security and benefits that come with employment with the State of California, including:

  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State service
  • Potential loan repayment opportunities through PSFL and NHSC programs
  • 40-hour workweek
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • State of California retirement that vests in five years (visit www.CalPERS.ca.gov for retirement formulas)
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • CME stipend with paid time off to attend
  • 401(k) and 457(b) retirement plans (tax defer up to $41k–$54k per year)
  • Free weekly CMEs and annual CME stipend with paid time off to attend
  • Opportunity to increase base salary with paid call rotations

Q&A WITH DR. MEHTA
Learn about CCHCS’ Statewide Mental Health Deputy Director, Dr. Amar Mehta, and his perspective on correctional psychiatry in the interview “Behind Bars: An Insider’s Perspective on Correctional Psychiatry” published in the July 2022 Psychiatric Times Volume 39, Issue 7. Find it on page 34 in the digital magazine and page 30 in the printed version.)

Locations, Landscape Mural
Plus, with locations throughout California, you’re sure to find one that fits your lifestyle—whether you choose the history and natural wonders found in Northern California; the tight-knit communities of the Central Valley; the picturesque hamlets dotting the Central Coast; the variety of lifestyles available in Southern California; or the quintessential California living of San Diego.

CONTACT US TODAY!
Ready to join an organization where you can be part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to achieving social justice through quality mental health care?
Submit your CV to:
CentralizedHiringUnit@cdcr.ca.gov
Or call us with questions at:
(877) 793-4473 (HIRE)

WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE

The Careers portion of this site (i.e., creating your candidate profile, applying for jobs, taking examinations) is undergoing updates to add improved functionality and accessibility to the public. Some features and content may not be available during the transition.

If you are in need of assistance, please email us at MedCareers@cdcr.ca.gov or call us at (877) 793-4473.