Establish Your Career in California with Great Quality of Life & Work-Life Balance, as an Adult Inpatient Psychiatrist

San Mateo, CA


Job Highlights

  • Low Patient Volume
  • Non-Profit Employer
  • No Call Required
  • San Mateo Medical Center

    San Mateo Medical Center

    Physicians working as inpatient psychiatrists receive a 10% premium pay over the base pay listed. In addition, psychiatrists also receive an additional 5% increase in salary for each qualifying board certification, up to two (2) Boards.

    Night-shift differential: All psychiatrists receive a 12% shift differential, regardless of their base wage, for any work between the hours of 5pm and 8am.

    San Mateo Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry is looking for full-time Psychiatrists to join our core medical staff.

    Staff psychiatrists may work in any of the following services with specific duties depending on current need:

    • In Psychiatric Emergency (PES), collaborate with nursing staff and the medical emergency department.
    • Evaluate & treat patients presenting with emergency and urgent psychiatric and/or behavioral problems; medical problems; and, substance abuse.
    • Admit patients to the acute psychiatric unit.
    • On the locked acute psychiatric inpatient unit, direct care of 6-9 patients per day; supervision of a resident team covering up to 6 patients.
    • Manage patients medications; provide & oversee psychotherapy & behavioral management programs.
    • Evaluate capacity, apply and lift legal holds, testify at legal hearings, and make conservatorship referrals.
    • On duty on the the medical-surgical & long-term care units 4-6 hours per day, in a consultation-liaison role, and/or at a long-term subacute psychiatric facility.
    • Collaborate with attending physicians & other staff.
    • Provide ongoing care for approximately 30 non-acute patients at the long-term subacute psychiatric hospital.


    • Board Certification or completion of an accredited psychiatric residency program.
    • License to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of California.

    IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. please go to to apply.

    Posted October 18, 2021

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