Join the CA Dept. of State Hospitals Psychiatry Team to learn, grow, and serve a population in need of your skills and expertise.

Make a real difference in the lives of others while earning a competitive salary up to $337,068 per year. That's not all - you'll also be eligible for retention and in-patient care bonuses*.

Plus, say goodbye to student loan debt! DSH is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

At DSH you'll practice medicine as it should be with a focus on Treatment and Care!

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Transform lives at DSH!

In your role as a California Department of State Hospitals Psychiatrist, you’ll enjoy a stimulating and exciting working environment, a collegial, team-oriented treatment approach, and a host of world-class benefits.

You will also be part of the team improving mental healthcare through innovative psychiatric treatment methods, including:

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
  • Extensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Program
  • Extensive Violence Risk Assessment training
  • A state of the art psycho-pharmacology consultation service
  • And continuing medical education (CME) opportunities.

Join us as we provide care for one of California’s most vulnerable populations-those struggling with severe mental illness. Apply now!

You can also email us at California Department of State Hospitals with any questions: Careers@dsh.ca.gov

Earn up to $337,068/year PLUS retention + inpatient care bonuses*

Salary range U: $22,778 - $27,297 / month

Salary range V: $23,374 - $28,089 / month

How about Scheduling a Call?

Our DSH Psychiatry hiring experts are available to answer your questions and provide personalized guidance about a career with us. Please schedule a 15-minute call at your convenience. We can't wait to hear from you!

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DSH Psychiatry
Benefits & Incentives

Health Benefits

  • Full Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account

Holiday, Vacations & Leave

  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible workweek options

Extra Pay & Work Life Balance

  • Retention bonus* available
  • Inpatient care bonus available**
  • Voluntary paid physician on-call/overtime (PMOD)
  • Tele-psychiatry available at some locations
  • Flexible schedule
  • Great stability and job security

Career Advancement

  • Paid Continuing education credits
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness available
  • Psychiatrist-led treatment teams
  • Steady & consistent pay raises

Retirement Benefits

  • Pension-style retirement (401k, 457b)
  • CALPers Retirement Plan

& Visa Support

  • Relocation assistance available (varies by location).
  • H-1B & J1 visa assistance available (varies by location).

Student Loan Forgiveness

  • DSH is a Qualifying Employer in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
  • The PSLF is a federal program which forgives the remainder of a borrower’s student loans after 10 years of public service work.
  • If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the PSLF Program.

*Retention Bonus: Senior Psychiatrist (Specialist) 7616 & Staff Psychiatrist (Safety) 7619 will receive:

  • 1% of base salary - after 12 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 2% of base salary - after 24 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 3% of base salary - after 36 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 4% of base salary - after 48 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 5% of base salary - after 60 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 6% of base salary - after 72 consecutive qualifying pay periods
  • 7% of base salary - after 84 consecutive qualifying pay periods

**Inpatient Care Bonus: Senior Psychiatrist (Specialist) & Staff Psychiatrist (Safety) providing inpatient care will receive 15% of monthly base salary.

Bonuses exclude Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor) 9831

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