Psychiatrist

Location
Lakewood, Washington
Posted
Dec 06, 2020
Ref
12620
Specialty
Psychiatry
Position Type
Permanent
Western State Hospital is seeking a full-time Inpatient Psychiatrist to join a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment team. In this role, you will serve a diverse population, providing care to adult, geriatric and forensic Psychiatry patients in the Center for Forensic Services and in civil admission wards. Within this role, you will treat patients with specialized, long-term needs while showcasing your strong psychopharmacology skills. You will perform ongoing assessments of the patient's response to treatments, while developing and reviewing release plans for successful community returns or justification for continued-inpatient services. Serving patients from across Western Washington is challenging and meaningful work. With year-round outdoor activities and a myriad of cultural events, it is possible to maintain a healthy work-life balance in the city of Tacoma, Washington.
  • Monday to Friday schedule
  • No call
  • Sign-on bonus available
  • Loan forgiveness program available, up to $25,000 for qualifying employees
  • State pension and deferred compensation program available
  • Generous sick and leave time

Where You'll Work

Western State Hospital is one of the largest inpatient psychiatric hospitals west of the Mississippi with more than 800 beds and 2,500 employees. One of two state-owned psychiatric hospitals for adults in the state of Washington, Western State Hospital provides services to individuals in 20 western Washington counties. This renowned center delivers evaluation and inpatient treatment for people with serious or long-term mental illness and promotes sustainable recovery and well-being for all patients.

Where You'll Live

An urban port city on Washington's Puget Sound, Tacoma is known for its vibrant, creative community of emerging writers, artists and musicians, passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners. Within this mid-sized city are great places to bike, hike and enjoy outdoor activities, as well as a growing food scene and world-renowned museums. With charming neighborhoods and excellent schools, Tacoma is a family friendly area within reach of Seattle's big-city amenities. The Pacific Ocean and rain forests along the coast are only a day trip away.

Who You'll Work For

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Behavioral Health Administration focuses on transforming lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness. Through funding effective prevention and intervention services for youth and families, the administration provides treatment and recovery support for youth and adults with addiction and mental health conditions. With two Washington state psychiatric hospitals and the Office of Forensic Mental Health Services, this department delivers high-quality services to adults and children with complex needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran

Job ID Number: 12620

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