Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Careers


The Department is looking for creative and talented individuals who enjoy working with and helping people, and who are interested in joining a team dedicated to provide quality mental and medical health services to its patients and clients.  If this sounds like you, click How to Get a Job with DSH

Finding Employment with the Department of State Hospitals

The Department of State Hospitals uses a variety of clinical, professional, technical, trades and other classifications.

These classifications include doctors, nurses, psychiatric technicians, physical and rehabilitation therapists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatrists and psychologists; and a variety of food service, janitorial, law enforcement, mechanical/electrical, carpentry, and other trades classifications.

We also employ other classifications in areas such as information technology, human resources, accounting, clerical and a variety of analytical classifications.  While some of these positions exist at each hospital, a majority are in our Sacramento location.

Click on the DSH Classification List to view the classifications used by the Department of State Hospitals.

Licensing and Links to Professional Associations

California Examination and Licensing Requirements

Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nurses
Registered Nurses

Other
Psychiatric Technicians
Pharmacists
Physicians
Psychiatrists
Psychologists

Links to Professional Associations

Nursing

American Nurses Association
600 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 100 West
Washington, DC 20024
1-800-274-4262

Recreational Therapy

California Parks and Recreation Society
7971 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95832-9701
916-665-2777   Fax: 916-665-9149
Email: cprs@cprs.org

Bay Area Therapeutic Recreation Association
BATRA
PO BOX V-54
Palo Alto, CA 94304-0054
Email: trbayarea@yahoo.com

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-9420

Psychologists

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
1-800-374-2721
202-336-5500

California Psychological Association
1231 “I” Street, Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-286-7979 Fax: 916-286-7971
Email: membership@cpapsych.org

Social Work

National Organization of Forensic Social Work
734-944-2820

National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002-4241
202-408-8600 or (800) 638-8799

Mailing/Public Counter Address
Board of Behavioral Sciences
1626 North Market Boulevard, Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
916-574-7830

 

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Contact

Human Resources Branch
1600 Ninth Street, Rm. 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2351