Chief Psychiatrist (KVSP)
ID# 005493
Job Location
CA Correctional Health Care Services
3000 W Cecil Ave
Delano, CA 93215
United States
North America
Category Physician
Specialist Type Psychiatrist
Work Schedule Full-Time
Preferred Languages English

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Job Description
Chief Psychiatrist

$292,884 - $356,184 annual salary (Board Certified)

$287,376 - $347,484 annual salary (Board Eligible)

California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking a proactive, knowledgeable psychiatrist with an interest in correctional and/or forensic psychiatry to lead Kern Valley State Prison’s robust mental health program. Within this California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facility, you will direct program planning and development of goals and objectives; ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements; oversee inpatient and outpatient scheduling and treatment; coordinate all activities with individual psychiatric staff members, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, and other health care staff in the case management of patients to ensure quality mental health care is provided.

In addition to a current California Medical License and certification to practice psychiatry, you must have a minimum two years of experience practicing psychiatry in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting or a correctional facility; the ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of comprehensive medical reports, case histories, and hospital records; and the capacity to coordinate, supervise, guide, and evaluate the work of professional employees.

Knowledge of current developments in the field of psychiatry, clinical psychology, rehabilitation therapies, and other ancillary medical services; and principles and application of psychiatric social work research is a must.

In return for your efforts, we offer all of the stability, benefits, and work-life balance found in a career with the State of California:

Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
Secure State of California pension that vests in five years
401(k) and 457 options – tax defer up to $48,000 per year
Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
Visa sponsorship opportunities
Paid CME with paid time off to attend
We currently have this opportunity at Kern Valley State Prison located in the heart of central California’s Kern County. With an array of metropolitan conveniences, natural attractions, and recreational activities, this is the ideal place to enjoy the work-life balance you’ll find with CCHCS.

Take the first step in leading this outstanding mental health team and contact Chelsea Paavola.

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Contact Information

CA Correctional Health Care Services

Ms. Erika Patton

Elk Grove CA 95758

United States

Main Phone (916) 691-6058

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