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Employee Testimonials


“It is easier to make a difference for the better here than out in the community.”
     — Physician, 1 year experience; 1 year with State Prison

At California Prison Health Care Services, we feel there is no better way to apply your knowledge, skills and experience than at one of our facilities. But you may have questions or concerns about working in correctional health care. That's why we feel the best way to communicate the dramatically different and uniquely rewarding nature of our careers is through the very words of the people who live the experience every day:


Physicians

“I never have to fight with insurance companies.”
     — Physician, 13 years experience; 1 year with State Prison

“I have a dependable schedule with a good work/family balance.”
     — Physician, 38 years experience; 18 years with State Prison

“The average patient here is a very motivated participant in his health care.”
     — Physician, 10 years experience; 3 years with State Prison

“Being able to care for and improve the health of this under-served population is what keeps me coming back day after day.”
     — Physician, 6 years experience; 2 1/2 years with State Prison

“The majority of inmates are respectful, courteous and need health care.”
     — Physician, 13 years experience; 1 year with State Prison

Nurse Practitioners

“One can make a huge difference in the world by working here.”
     — Nurse Practitioner, 13 years experience; 1 1/2 years with State Prison

“It's rewarding when I hear inmates speak about their plans after parole to turn their lives around in a positive direction.”
     — Nurse Practitioner, 11 years experience, 1 year with State Prison

Pharmacists

“The staff members in my department are great – I am respected and appreciated.”
     — Pharmacist, 25 years experience; 7 years with State Prison

“I have been able to attend ALL of my son's Little League games this season!”
     — Pharmacist, 14 years experience; 1 year with State Prison

“Here I have the ability to problem solve and resolve issues. In retail pharmacy all decisions are made at the corporate level.”
     — Pharmacist, 36 years experience; 4 years with State Prison

RNs

“I found that I was safer here than in an Emergency Room in the private sector.”
     — RN, 20 years experience; 17 years with State Prison

“I love the challenge. No two days are ever the same.”
     — RN, 20 years experience; 10 1/2 years with State Prison

“I feel the prison environment is very safe. There is staff awareness and policy/procedures implemented for employee’s safety.”
     — RN, 8 years experience; 4 1/2 years with State Prison

“Being part of the change and helping it come to pass is very exciting.”
     — RN, 7 years experience; 5 years with State Prison

Physician Assistants

“The salary and benefits are great but the caliber of my fellow medical staff members is one of the reasons I continue my work in the State Prison.”
     — Physician Assistant, 28 years experience; 2 years with State Prison

Psychiatric Technicians

“Maybe something I do here will be the catalyst to effect positive change in rehabilitating an inmate and thus make California a safer place for all of us.”
     — Psychiatric Technician, 6 years experience; 1 year with State Prison

“Every day is different. You never know what the day is going to offer you so you can maximize the skills you have developed.”
     — Psychiatric Technician, 1 year experience; 8 months with State Prison

“Custody is extremely diligent in providing a safe environment for medical staff.”
     — Psychiatric Technician, 6 years experience; 3 years with State Prison

LVNs

“It is actually safer here than in a hospital.”

     — LVN, 8 years experience; 1 1/2 years with State Prison

“These people may be inmates but they still deserve a warm smile and nice greeting when you see them – they appreciate us and that’s a good feeling.”
     — LVN, 4 years experience; 2 years with State Prison


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“With the arrival of new technology and a supportive administration, the future is bright during these challenging fiscal times.”

— Chief Executive Officer
30 years experience
1 year with State Prison