Job title: Staff Psychiatrist - Inpatient
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Casual
Industry: Psychiatry
Functional Expertise: Staff Provider
Location: Warm Springs, MT
Job published: 06/13/2024
Job ID: 33211
Contact name: Brian Barker
Phone number: +14232274892
Contact email:

Job Description


Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Warm Springs, MT

The mission of the Department of Public Health and Human Services is to promote and protect the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of all Montanans. The Departments Healthcare Facilities Division (HFD) oversees the seven state-operated healthcare facilities, including the Montana State Hospital. This job will serve as HFDs Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of all clinical and medical services and programs, medical policies and procedures, and quality assurance programs and activities. The position oversees and directs all aspects of medical care provided to patients, clients, and residents by the state-operated facilities. They will interact with all other parts of the organization including Facility Administrators, nursing leadership, therapy, psychology, fiscal, personnel, quality improvement, and health information.

Inpatient Unit (IPU)

  • 16-hour shifts (7 AM - 11 PM)
  • No night call
  • 24 beds per shifts

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree and completion of an appropriate residency program approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Montana or will obtain license to practice medicine in the State of Montana within twelve months of starting the position. 


  • $170.00 per hour for part-time W-2 Employees
  • Attractive 401K and Competitive Company Match


  • Warm Springs located near Deer Lodge, Butte and Anaconda was named for the nearby hot springs. Nearby Lost Creek State Park features spectacular grey limestone cliffs that rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor. The Pintler Scenic Route, a 63-mile drive, starts in nearby Anaconda, one of Montana's most historic towns and travels to Georgetown Lake and Philipsburg and is a wonderful alternative to Interstate 90 when traveling between Butte and Missoula. The community is the site of Montana State Hospital, the only long-term psychiatric hospital operated by the state of Montana. The hospital was founded by the Territorial Government of Montana in 1877. The State of Montana purchased the hospital in 1912 and renamed it Warm Springs State Hospital in 1965.[3] The "warm springs" are located on the hospital campus. Hot water seeps from a limestone cone that is about 40 feet high. The Native Americans called this the "Lodge of the Whitetailed Deer" giving the Deer Lodge Valley its name. There are no community services other than a bar and convenience store on the frontage road and a post office (zip code 59756) on the hospital campus. Brown trout fishing can be found in the Clark Fork River just east of Warm Springs and in the ponds on the Warm Springs Wildlife Management Area.