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Physician, Psychiatric Specialty

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: October 12, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07206027957
Salary Range: $218,400 annually -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Blackfoot

State Hospital South, located in southeast Idaho, is seeking a BC/BE psychiatrist to provide progressive, best practice care in a patient-focused and friendly work environment. Enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance; malpractice coverage; generous vacation and sick leave; and retirement and savings plans. Additionally, we offer potential recruitment incentives such as student loan repayment and relocation assistance.

Our team of psychiatrists enjoys flexible schedules, supportive management and nursing staff, and ongoing professional development and training. Our state hospitals help some of Idaho's most vulnerable and underserved citizens and take a team approach to providing treatment. Our psychiatrists are able to focus on providing quality care.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in these positions will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.

This announcement will remain open until the position has been filled. To ensure you are considered, please apply as soon as possible.


Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Develops psychiatric diagnostic evaluations
  • Conducts or serves on interdisciplinary treatment team staffings
  • Prescribes and performs psychiatric treatment to include psychopharmacology, individual and group psychotherapy and other modalities
  • Reviews and monitors clinical staff records
  • Assesses patient's medical condition and refers for consultation and treatment

Training and Consultation

  • Provides staff training on psychiatric diagnosis and treatment to non-physicians
  • Provides consultation to other primary therapists
  • May provide psychiatric consultation to community physicians and agencies
  • Serves on various hospital committees

Psychiatric Expertise

  • Provides authoritative psychiatric opinion on various issues such as resolving conflicts in client diagnosis, providing court testimony, or conducting court ordered evaluations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice medicine and surgery by the Idaho State Board of Medicine. Licensure must be obtained prior to appointment.
  • Considerable knowledge of psychiatric theory; psychopathology; psychopharmacology; psychiatric management of dangerous individuals.
  • Experience performing psychiatric diagnoses. Typically gained by current certification or eligibility for certification from the American Medical Association specialty board of psychiatry and neurology.

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Additional Information:

State Hospital South, Blackfoot: SHS is Idaho's largest psychiatric hospital, and is a Joint Commission accredited, state-of-the-art 135-bed facility. SHS provides acute and long-term inpatient care for adults with severe mental illness; in addition to the treatment of adolescents and adult patients, the SHS campus includes a five-star rated Skilled Nursing Facility (CMS, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and employs approximately 335 full- and part- time staff. SHS is located in beautiful Southeast Idaho, an area best known for Oregon Trail and Native American history, amazing fly fishing, towering mountain peaks with abundant wildlife and awe inspiring geological sites. You can visit the Cultural District in Idaho Falls, the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello, enjoy a rodeo, the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot, or water-ski on a 20-mile long turquoise lake. Summer and winter opportunities can include fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, rock climbing, and golf. You can travel to Jackson, Wyoming; Yellowstone National Park; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sun Valley, Idaho; or the beautiful state capital, Boise - all within a couple of hours.

Contact: James Price, Hospital Administrator, 700 East Alice Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221.  Phone: (208) 785-8402, Email:

For any other questions or if you are interested in applying, please contact Erin Floyd, Human Resources, by email at by phone at (208) 332-7206. 


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