Staff Psychiatrist, Correctional & Rehabilitative Services (Safety)
Job Number: 5446337
Location: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility - San Diego
Department Name: California Correctional Health Care Services
Region: Southern California
Time Base/FT/PT: Full Time
Closing Date/FFD: Until Filled
Staff Psychiatrist
$285,948 - $343,596 Annual Range (Board Certified)
$278,616 - $333,912 Annual Range (Board Eligible)
*Depending on Experience*

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking proactive, knowledgeable psychiatrists with an interest in correctional and/or forensic psychiatry to join our multidisciplinary teams.  Within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitationís adult correctional facilities, you will find like-minded professionals committed to providing optimal care, promoting patientsí successful reintegration into society, and reducing recidivism and well-versed in the intricate psychiatric and medical interplay necessary to treat our diverse patient population.  Here, you will develop treatment plans for cases you wonít encounter in any other practice.  And with the support of our dedicated medical assistants, youíll be able to devote your time to practicing and honing advanced psychopharmacological skills. 

We currently have opportunities at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, located in San Diego. Here, youíll find a warm climate, urban and suburban housing options, and access to all of the beaches, parks, and cultural activities that make this Southern California city such a desirable destination. Plus, with the positive work/life balance, youíll find with CCHCS, youíll be able to enjoy them all!  

In return for your efforts, we offer true career balance with all of the stability and benefits found in employment with the State of California:

  • 40-hour workweek with flexible schedules 
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • State of California pension that vests in five years
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 savings plans (tax defer up to $41,000 - $54,000 per year)
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • CME annual stipend of $1,000 with paid time off to attend 
  • Thank You Bonus of up to $20,000 to professional newly hired with the State of California
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State of California service
Pursuant to the Public Health Orders (Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings and State and Local Correctional Facilities and Detention Centers Health Care Worker Vaccination Requirement) issued by the California Department of Public Health and the directive Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing for Institution Staff issued by the Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR), all staff assigned to this post/position may be required to show evidence of full vaccination and booster for COVID-19, absent an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation precluding them from vaccination.

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