DSHS ESH Psychiatrist

US Government, Dept. of Social and Health Services

Eastern State Hospital (ESH) is hiring Psychiatrists to join our multi-disciplinary treatment teams dedicated to promoting recovery from behavioral health issues for individuals we serve. ESH is a fully accredited, state-owned, 317-bed psychiatric inpatient hospital, where our success is in our ability to collaborate to provide evaluation and inpatient treatment for individuals with serious or long-term mental illness.
The Opportunity: 
You will provide psychiatric care to people on our three units, Forensic Services Unit, Adult Psychiatric Unit, and Geropsychiatric Unit, and perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments to create individual treatment plans. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex cases and assist people on their road to recovery.
Your day-to-day includes certifying the medical necessity of the hospital level of care, prescribing and reviewing appropriate medication and treatment, performing ongoing assessments of the patient’s response to treatments, and formulating and reviewing discharge plans or justification for continued inpatient status.
We are hiring for on-call or full-time. Opportunities performed on-site at this work location at least three days a week may be eligible for an additional 5% premium pay in addition to the advertised salary. The successful applicant will have a starting salary of $293,544.

What makes us an employer of choice for Psychiatrists:
The Department of Social and Health Services offers a competitive salary along with 1.25 times regular pay for voluntary on-call, additional monthly pay for board certification, an excellent benefits package, and annual funding for continuing medical education. H1B/J1 visa candidates are encouraged to applyThe below information describes the typical benefits available for full-time employment. 

  • Offers a competitive salary along with 1.25 times regular pay for voluntary on-call, additional monthly pay for board certification, an excellent benefits package, and annual funding for continuing medical education.

  • Relocation assistance  

  • $10,000 for Board Certification  

  • $10,000 incentive for psychiatrists newly hired to DSHS  

  • $5,000 annual allowance for CME courses  

  • Employee legal representation and/or indemnification  

  • Tuition reimbursement up to $25,000 for qualifying employees 

What we are looking for:  

  • Psychiatrists with a valid license, or ability to obtain, to practice medicine and surgery in Washington State and eligibility for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • A team leader familiar with working, in a collaborative manner, with various disciplines, in a treatment team setting. 

The location:
Medical Lake is located near Spokane which presents the ideal place to live, work, play, and be a part of a community. Outdoor activities are especially plentiful given the area’s natural beauty and its four seasons. No matter if you love city life or nature, Spokane has it all.
As a vibrant city, downtown Spokane is one of the largest cities in Washington state. Exuding urban character and offering a top-notch quality of life, such as affordable cost of living, five ski resorts within 1.5 hours of downtown, dozens of lakes within an hour of downtown, hundreds within 2 hours, five universities, and a lively arts, music, and theater scene.

Take a look at the videos below for a virtual tour and employee experience.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, you are encouraged to contact the Recruiter, Jourdan Phipps, by email at Jourdan.Phipps@dshs.wa.gov or phone (360) 995-2275 and reference 00302.  

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