Nurse Practitioner, Correctional Facility - Psychiatric
Job Number: 5581400
Location: Salinas Valley State Prison - Soledad
Department Name: California Correctional Health Care Services
Region: Bay Area
Time Base/FT/PT: Full Time Limited Term
Closing Date/FFD: Until Filled
 
Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatric
$136,416 - $160,128 Annual Range

Are you looking to practice medicine and maintain a positive work-life balance? A career with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) allows you to focus on providing quality care without the burdens of managing insurance paperwork or maintaining an unrealistic patient load. Here, in a supportive, collaborative environment, and in conjunction with one of our dedicated physicians, you will deliver primary care to our diverse patient population.


All psychiatric nurse practitioners with CCHCS must have current California RN licensure and Nurse Practitioner Furnishing certificate with board certification issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner, and certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

We currently have opportunities at Salinas Valley State Prison, located in Monterey County’s Soledad. 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!

With the direction of a psychiatrist, you will:
  • Provide evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment plans for patients, including those for suspected physical or neurological conditions
  • Determine patients’ need for psychiatric medication and crisis intervention
  • Assess and monitor patients’ continued use of prescribed psychotropic medications

This is a limited term position, and it has the possibility of becoming permanent.

In return for your efforts, CCHCS provides a competitive compensation package, including:

  • 40-hour workweek – affords you true work-life balance
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 savings plans (tax defer up to $41,000 - $54,000 per year)
  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • Paid CEU with paid time off to attend
  • And much more

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. 

Take the first step in joining this outstanding multi-disciplinary team and contact Hasanah Melochick, at 916-691-0727 or by email at CentralizedHiringUnit@cdcr.ca.gov.

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