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Psychiatrist

Eastern State Hospital

This is a Contract position in Medical Lake, WA posted May 25, 2020.

Eastern State Hospital (ESH) is hiring Psychiatrists to guide multi-disciplinary treatment teams dedicated to promoting recovery from behavioral health issues. Eastern State Hospital is a fully accredited, state-owned, 317-bed psychiatric inpatient hospital serving eastern Washington and is located near Spokane.

The opportunity
Psychiatrists provide psychiatric care to patients on three wards (Forensic Services Unit, Adult Psychiatric Unit, and Geropsychiatric Unit) and perform comprehensive diagnostic assessments of patients in order to create individual treatment plans. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex cases and assist patients on their road to recovery.
 
Basic duties include certifying medical necessity of hospital level of care, prescribing and reviewing appropriate medication and treatment, performing ongoing assessments of the patient’s response to treatments and developing and reviewing a release plan or justification for continued inpatient status.

The location
As an up and coming city, Spokane presents the ideal place to live, work, play, and be a part of a community. Spokane is a progressive city with outgoing and friendly people. Outdoor activities are especially plentiful given the area’s natural beauty and its four seasons. No matter if you love the city life or nature, Spokane has it all.
 
A vibrant city, downtown Spokane is amongst the healthiest in the nation, exuding urban character and offering 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, and hundreds within 2 hours, five universities and a lively arts, music, and theater scene
 
Compensation and benefits
The Department of Social and Health Services offers a competitive base salary starting at $265,404.00 along with 1.25 times regular pay for voluntary on-call, additional monthly pay for board certification, a superb benefits package, a relocation package and annual funding for continuing medical education. H1B/J1 visa candidates are encouraged to apply.
We can offer up to $50,000 in additional pay for board certification, new hire incentive, loan repayment offers, and continuing medical education as eligible.
 
As an employer, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) offers the following to medical professionals:

  • Relocation assistance
  • $10,000 for Board Certification
  • $10,000 incentive for psychiatrists newly hired to DSHS
  • Loan forgiveness program available up to $25,000 for qualifying employees
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and pharmacy plans
  • $5,000 annual allowance for CME courses
  • Paid malpractice insurance
  • Eligible for benefits immediately
  • Deferred compensation program
  • Five-year retirement vestment
  • Career advancement
  • Optimal work/life balance
  • No mandatory call; 1.25 time’s regular pay for voluntary on-call
  • Opportunity to work on complex cases