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Inpatient Psychiatrist

Enloe Medical Center

Chico, California 95926
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Psychiatrist, Full-time. Fellowship training or specialized experience in psychosomatic medicine, palliative care, or women’s health preferred. Inpatient adult behavioral health unit with consultation opportunities in main hospital, emergency department, cancer center, and neuro-rehab unit.

About Enloe Medical Center:

Enloe Medical Center is a 298-bed, level II trauma center located in Northern California, City of Chico. Serving more than 400,000 residents in a six-county region in Northern California, we provide quality, compassionate, cost-effective care to our patients. Enloe Medical Center is the largest medical center in the region, and is the only acute care facility in a city with a metropolitan population of over 100,000 people. We recently opened a 191,000 square foot, $178 million expansion to our main campus which tripled the size of our ED, private patient rooms, 13 large fully-integrated operating suites including a state-of-the-art GI lab, new Coronary and Neuro-Trauma (Surgical) ICU’s.

About our Practice:

We are looking for a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Psychiatrist to join our hospital-based team. The majority of our time is focused on our inpatient behavioral health patients, many of whom have medical conditions contributing to their psychiatric symptoms. Our census and work-load permit us to utilize psychotherapeutic interventions when appropriate and to provide thorough psychiatric evaluations. We provide consultation services in the main hospital and requests for this type of service are increasing. Consequently, we are looking for third colleague to enable us to expand our services in Women’s Health, Psychosomatic Medicine, or Palliative Care, and a future Outpatient Clinic. We have an excellent team of nurses, social workers and support staff whom provide thoughtful and thorough inpatient psychiatric care.

  • Academically orientated community seeking a third Psychiatrist to join our Behavioral Health unit
  • Voluntary Adult Psychiatry inpatient unit
  • Licensed for 30 inpatient beds; our average census is 12 patients
  • Average length of stay is 4 days  
  • Hospitalists do medical H & P’s 
  • Call is compensated separately and shared with community psychiatrists. Generally call is taken one week at a time, phone-based on week nights, with inpatient rounds Saturday & Sunday
  • Clinic hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm and Treatment Team daily at 9:30 a.m.
  • Consults in the main hospital, ED, and Neuro Rehab unit are compensated separately: we currently average 18 consults per month and expect this to increase
  • Generous Compensation Package
  • Collegial practice environment
  • Physician friendly dedicated hospital management team


  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Psychiatry
  • Fellowship trained in Psychiatry or Palliative Care preferred
  • Possess or eligible for California State License 

About Chico:

Chico is an extremely easy place to live. It has a pleasant, small town atmosphere with no long commutes. At the same time, the influence of California State University at Chico ensures a sophisticated and varied choice of cultural and entertainment activities. Chico has excellent public, charter, and private schools and abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. Our accommodating Mediterranean climate offers almost 300 days of sunshine a year. We’re home to one of the largest municipal parks in the nation at over 3,600 acres. It has miles of engaging trails to hike, bike, or ride horses. Chico’s downtown encompasses local restaurants, boutiques; retail shops and a Park Plaza. Free concerts and movies in the park take place during the summer months. Performing arts, coffee shops, book stores, taverns, city offices and Chamber of Commerce embraces our thriving downtown. Chico’s Farmers Market features local farmers and artists on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. Chico is easily accessible to popular destinations, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Shasta, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Reno and the California Coast.

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