Are you interested in supporting efforts to provide quality mental health care? California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS)/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is seeking dedicated professionals, like you, to provide compassionate care to our diverse patient population at High Desert State Prison, located in Susanville.
Working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting, you will:
Provide a basic level of psychiatric and general nursing care.
Observe patients’ physical condition and behavior and report significant changes.
Participate in the development of treatment plans.
Update and maintain patients’ medical records.
Assist rehabilitation therapists with occupational, recreational, vocational, and educational therapy programs.
You must possess a valid license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician issued by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners (BVNPTE). If you are within four months of completing the Psychiatric Technician curriculum accredited by the BVNPTE you may apply however, you must secure the license before being considered eligible for appointment.
In return for your efforts, CCHCS/CDCR offers a competitive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off, including 11 holidays per year
State of California pension that vests in five years
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plan options
Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement options
Reimbursement for license and certificate renewals
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 monthly through June 2022.
Internal Number: 5610941
About California Correctional Health Care Services
Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality health care in all adult correctional facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California, California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking dedicated health care professionals to continue this important mission. In return we offer all of the benefits of employment with State of California, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options; generous paid time off; and retirement options that include a pension and 401(k) and 457 accounts. Plus, with locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!