Now Hiring: Psychiatrists

The California Department of State Hospitals is accepting applications for Psychiatrists. In this role, 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!

For immediate help in joining the California Department of State Hospitals please email us at: Careers@dsh.ca.gov

Transform lives at DSH


Earn up to $327,251/year PLUS

$20,000 sign-on bonus available*

You & Your Family's Health

  • 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

  • $20,000 sign-on 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

Relocation & Visa Support

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

* Sign-up Bonus: you will receive one-time payments of $5,000 each, disbursed upon completion of the following number of consecutive qualifying pay periods: six (6) pay periods; 24 pay periods; 60 pay periods; and 84 pay periods.


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