Staff Psychiatrist


Employment Opportunities
Currently, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has 10 vacancies for Staff Psychiatrist at Torrance State Hospital in Westmoreland County.


Type of Work
Staff Psychiatrists are responsible for the care and treatment of patients with a mental health or co-occurring diagnosis.  You will provide these services to patients in wards, diagnostic centers, other similar facilities or community programs.  Examinations, diagnoses, treatment and other therapeutic functions are performed under the general direction of a higher level psychiatrist.


Necessary Special Requirement:  Possession of a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as issued by the State Board of Medical Education and Licensure, or the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.  Certain positions in children’s and adolescent facilities require completion of a residency program in child psychiatry which meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.


For more information about these opportunities, please contact:

Torrance State Hospital
State Route 1014, P.O. Box 127

<BR>Torrance, PA  15779

<BR>Phone: (724) 459-4447


Salary Range



Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is NOT required at the time of application for these positions. 


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