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Continuous Job Recruitment Postings

Candidates interested in pursuing career opportunities with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services should visit the Commonwealth's job website.  The following jobs are continuously recruited:

Central State Hospital - Forensic Psychiatrist

Central State Hospital is seeking psychiatrists with expertise in Forensic Psychiatry to practice in the Commonwealth's only secure Forensic Treatment Program. For those interested in teaching, this unit is an academic site for medical students, psychiatric residents and forensic psychiatry fellows affiliated with the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). Opportunity exists for academic affiliation with MCV. Duties include independently providing clinical evaluations, guiding and directing interdisciplinary treatment teams, formulating and implementing individualized treatment plans, assessing patient progress, coordinating activities and services with other disciplines to ensure appropriate patient treatment and participating in the training and professional development of other staff physicians. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensing by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Salary is negotiable commensurate with background and experience. We offer an outstanding benefits package, competitive salaries, relocation assistance negotiable and career enhancement opportunities. An extensive background investigation and reference check will be conducted to include the FBI, Virginia State Police, Child Protective Services and employment references.

NOTICE: The Commonwealth of Virginia is considering contracting this position; therefore, candidates must understand by applying for this position, their application may be reviewed, evaluated and considered by either the Commonwealth of Virginia or the selected contractor.

If additional information is desired, please call Joyce Grecco, ADON at (804) 524-7101 or Daphne Reid, Employment Manager, at (804) 524-7211.  Qualified candidates should submit a resume or state application by fax (804) 524-7165 or mail it to:

Central State Hospital
Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 4030
Bldg. 113 Petersburg, VA 23803

Central State Hospital - Registered Nurses


Relocating or just contemplating a change? Central State Hospital offers an environment whose mission is excellence in Treatment, Training and Research for the seriously mentally ill. We have a unique and diverse working environment that includes adolescent, forensic, acute, and long term populations. The hospital is a 495 bed JCAHO certified facility affiliated with the Medical College of Virginia, located only minutes from Richmond and less than 2 hours from Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge mountains. We offer:

An Outstanding Benefits Package
Competitive Salaries
Relocation Assistance Negotiable
These positions are primarily on the evening and night shifts in various treatment programs providing treatment and care to a diversified psychiatric patient population. Responsibilities include administering medications, providing patient assessments and guidance and direction to LPNs and unlicensed nursing staff. Applicants must be licensed or license eligible by the Virginia Board of Nursing, possess knowledge of professional nursing standards, effective oral and written communication skills, the ability to follow directions and supervisory experience. Experience in mental health and/or psychiatric nursing is preferred. New graduates welcome.

If additional information is desired, please call Joyce Grecco, ADON at (804) 524-7101 or Daphne Reid, Employment Manager at (804) 524-7211.  Qualified candidates should submit a resume or state application by fax (804) 524-7165 or mail it to:

Central State Hospital
Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 4030
Bldg. 113
Petersburg, VA 23803

Eastern State Hospital - Registered Nurses

Eastern State Hospital is currently seeking staff nurses to work in psychiatric, medical/surgical, and geropsychiatric inpatient programs. Accept the challenge to influence the care we provide to individuals and their families by supporting our care providers to learn and grow as professionals. Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides active treatment and ensures appropriate care to individuals with a variety of physical and psychiatric diagnoses.

The knowledge and skills required for success in these positions are knowledge of professional nursing standards, progressive professional nursing experience in leadership, supervision, and management of nursing staff. Nursing experience related to the area of interest in mental health, forensic mental health, or mental retardation fields is desirable. Licensing or eligible for licensing as a Registered Nurse in Virginia is required.

A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package await you. Our department offers you opportunities to grow professionally and live in an area located in historical Williamsburg and Jamestown, and within an hour of the Hampton Roads beach area.

State applications or resumes will be accepted on an on-going basis and can be faxed to (757) 253-4996 or mailed to:

Eastern State Hospital
Human Resource Department
P. O. Box 8791
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8791

All State Facilities - Psychiatrists

Candidates interested in pursuing career opportunities with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services should visit the Commonwealth's job website.

Western State Hospital - Registered and Psychiatric Practical Nurses

A leader in psychiatric treatment since 1828 which presently offers unique opportunities for RN's and License Practical Nurses to work in a clinical setting that is affiliated with the University of Virginia and other institutions of higher education in the area. Along with the highly qualified and dedicated staff, employees enjoy the beauty and serenity of the scenic Shenandoah Valley.

Our benefits include:

Competitive Salaries
Opportunity to work with a special group of patients in a therapeutic environment.
Group life insurance and Retirement benefits with full contribution paid by the state
Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Care Coverage
Vacation & Sick Leave
Family Medical Leave
Eleven Paid Holidays and much, much more
Positions are available throughout the hospital primarily on the second and third shifts with negotiable salary range.

Phone:(540) 332-8300; Fax: (540) 332-8305; TDD Accessible: (540) 332-8300; Current Vacancy Listings: (540) 332-8315.  Fax or mail the completed application to:

Personnel Services
Western State Hospital
P. O. Box 2500
Staunton, Virginia 24402-2500

Region 19 - Residential Specialist

District 19 Community Services Board is seeking part-time relief Residential Specialists responsible for providing 24-hour residential services to adults with mental retardation. Incumbents will provide support and supervision to assist individuals with skills training, community integration, medication management and problem solving. Successful applicants must have: high school diploma or equivalent; mental retardation experience; valid VA Driver's License with acceptable driving record; and flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Prefer candidates with credits towards an Associate's or BA/BS degree in Human Services or related field, and demonstrated experience working in a residential setting, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Starting hourly rate commensurate with experience and training. 

Interested applicants should submit a D19 CSB application by 4:30p.m on the deadline date to Human Resources, 20 W. Bank Street, Suite 7, Petersburg, VA 23803, or call (804) 862-8062. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed D19 CSB application.

Region 19 - Mental Health Professional

District 19 Community Services Board is seeking professionals for the Adult and Adolescent Day Programs based in various sites in the D19 catchment area, and Petersburg school system. Essential duties for this position include: working with a team of Qualified Mental Health Professionals; assisting seriously mentally ill adolescents and adults; skill building activities and psycho education through leading and co-leading groups; community integration with social activities; and van transportation. Successful applicant must have: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field OR four years experience; experience in mental health setting working with disabled clients; valid VA Driver's License with acceptable driving record; availability to work flexible schedule between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. to include occasional weekends, as needed. Prefer excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. This position is hourly, as needed; no benefits. Starting hourly rate is $13.15 per hour.

Interested applicants should submit a D19 CSB application by 4:30p.m on the deadline date to Human Resources, 20 W. Bank Street, Suite 7, Petersburg, VA 23803, or call (804) 862-8062. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed D19 CSB application.