Washington State Psychiatrist 4 - CRCC (Connell, WA) in Connell, Washington


Psychiatrist 4 Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) Connell, WA

The DOC Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic leader for the critical role of Psychiatrist 4 for our Coyote Ridge Corrections Center located in Connell, WA.

COYOTE RIDGE CORRECTIONS CENTER (CRCC) is located on a 60-acre site about 40 miles north of the Tri Cities. Previously a minimum custody facility with a capacity of 625 male offenders, CRCC recently completed a major expansion project that will house over 2,000 offenders and will help shape the future of corrections in Washington State. Balancing security functions with sustainability strategies, green-built Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is designed to protect both the public and the environment. Using 30% recycled materials, efficiency lighting controls and high-efficiency lamps, CRCC has achieved energy efficiency rates that exceed State requirements by more than 10 percent!


Conducts psychiatric evaluations, prescribes appropriate medication and monitors the psychiatric care of patients, both in the general population and the inpatient units. The Psychiatrist 4 acts in a leadership role to set and maintain standards of psychiatric care for the offenders within the facility.

Psychiatrist 4 consults with and advises physicians, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses and institutional administrative staff on matters relating to psychiatric services.

The Psychiatrist 4 is a working supervisor who directs and coordinates all activities, including supervision and performance evaluation of doctoral level staff within the department and serves as an expert consultant to the Psychology and Psychiatrist team members.


Board certified or eligible for certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

  • AND -

The ability to obtain a Washington state license before the commencement of employment.

  • As a member of the Mental Health Team, you will be required to provide on-call services regarding offender mental health issues on a rotational basis. On-call requirements may be in the form of telephone calls from staff members and/or facility visits in order to provide services to offenders after core business hours.

Note: Pre-employment process may include drug testing.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.

  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.

  • Promote inclusiveness.

  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email wendy.vandel@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 407-5742. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2010-00217

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $175,620.00 - $230,412.00 Annually

Location: Franklin County – Connell, WA