Supervising Mental Health Psychiatrist

We’re remaking the nation’s largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.

Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate charge of a small medical section within a larger medical unit of a medical facility or a small program of a medical facility.                           

The Supervising MH Psychiatrist position in correctional setting offers a challenging and an exciting mix of responsibilities.

Working with the Chief Physician, the SMHP oversees delivery of psychiatric care to the inmates in this setting. He/she is tasked with the responsibility of creating appropriate workflows and also creating and maintain a workforce that is able to achieve an execution of these workflows with a goal to bring care delivery to its highest efficiency.  He/she is responsible for determining the staffing needs, hiring staff, maintaining staff, and managing schedules of various personnel that he/she supervises e.g. psychiatrist and nurses. A SMHP reviews performances of assigned staff and provides remedial guidance if necessary and also supervises patient care provided by psychiatrists, nurses and trainees.  A SMHP plays an integral role in formulating policies for Correctional Health Services and directly oversees the implementation of the policies. This includes fulfilling various Department of Justice provisions.

A SMHP collaborates with custody personnel and physical health team to co-ordinate various aspects of psychiatric care in a correctional setting.

An important task of a SMHP is to prepare and review reports to identify areas that need improvement. He/she monitors the measures that have been identified as target goals in these areas.

A SMHP works to keep the morale of the work force high and the team effective.

In essence it offers the candidate an opportunity to serve this underserved population and also take on a leadership role in this capacity.

Completion of a residency approved by an American Specialty Board in Psychiatry -AND- Three years of experience in medical practice, post residency training, teaching, or investigative work.

California State Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.
Special Salary Information:
Additional Compensation Bonus:
5.5% for assignment in a Sheriff’s County Jail mental health facility
5.5% for AMA Board Certification in Psychiatry

The Twin Towers Correctional Facility is located in Downtown, Los Angeles. It consists of two towers, a medical services building, and the LA County Medical Center Jail Ward. The facility opened in 1997.


Interested candidates should attach your CV & a letter of interest below.

You must also apply for the Supervising Mental Health Psychiatrist Exam. If you meet the minimum requirements and are scored in the top tier, you will be placed on a list. We will be using that list to select individuals for consideration to the role. Apply here.


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