Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)

North Kern State Prison, Delano, California
May 25, 2021
Position Type

Senior Psychiatrist (Supervisor)

$285,540 - $340,164 annual salary (Board Certified)

$279,528 - $332,196 annual salary (Board Eligible)

California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking a proactive, knowledgeable CA-licensed psychiatrist to provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s North Kern State Prison.

In this key position, you will:

  • Coordinate clinical activities, including the development, implementation, review, and modification of treatment modalities and therapeutic services as needed; oversee caseload assignments
  • Consult with a team of mental health professionals, custody, and administrative personnel to resolve patient diagnostic problems, behavior and housing issues; conduct the more complex inmate assessments and respond to appeals
  • Participate in the hiring process for psychiatry applicants, including coordinating onboarding and training activities; complete employee performance reviews and development plans
  • Review and evaluate the clinical program, including reports and statistics; perform special assignments as requested by the Chief Psychiatrist

In return for your efforts, we offer all of the stability, benefits, and work-life balance found in a career with the State of California:

  • 40-Hour workweek with flexible schedules
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
  • State of California retirement that vests in 5 years (visit for retirement formulas)
  • Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement plans (tax defer up to $39,000 - $52,000 per year)
  • Relocation assistance for those new to State service
  • Paid insurance, license, and DEA renewal
  • Visa sponsorship opportunities
  • And much more

North Kern State Prison is located in Delano, a Central Valley city steeped in a rich, multicultural history. This town offers an array of modern conveniences and easy access to natural attractions and recreational activities, making it is an ideal place for you to enjoy the work-life balance CCHCS provides.

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Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented. PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits through June 2022.


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