State Hospital West Careers

State Hospital West (SHW) will be an Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment Hospital in the Treasure Valley. The facility, expected to be completed fall of 2020 with an open date of March 2021, will offer a total of 16 psychiatric beds for adolescents between 11 and 18 years old. It will provide a comprehensive range of behavioral healthcare, in a secure setting, that will meet the current and future demands of Idaho.

Positions to be filled at SHW by March 2021
  • Physician/Medical Staff - Independent Contractor
  • Psychologist - Independent Contractor
  • Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant - Independent Contractor
  • Psychiatrist - Independent Contractor
  • Administrative Support Manager
  • Facilities Services Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Social Services Director
  • Psychiatric Treatment Coordinator
  • Program System Specialist
  • Clinical
  • Senior Registered Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Health Information Manager
  • Administrative Assistant 1 & 2
  • Psychiatric Technicians
  • Technical Records Specialist
  • Custodians
  • Dietary
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Current openings at SHW

Psychologist-Independent Contractor

The Division of Behavioral Health is seeking a contractor to work part-time (15 – 20 hours per week) as a Psychologist for State Hospital West, a new 16-bed Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment Hospital nestled between Ridgecrest and Centennial golf courses on a picturesque piece of state property along the Nampa Interstate 84 corridor. This facility is projected to be open by March 2021 and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of team to provide psychiatric stabilization to the youth of our community.

Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Idaho. 

  • Assessment
  • Interview patients and administer diagnostic tests and interpret psychological assessment instruments
  • Formulate diagnoses and provide therapeutic intervention in unusual and atypical cases
  • Clinical Services/Therapy
  • Develops discipline goals and objectives
  • May provide individual, family, or group therapy
  • Design and implement behavior modification programs
  • Works as part of an interdisciplinary team composed of physicians, psychologists, nursing and other healthcare staff to provide comprehensive medical and counseling services to patients
  • Provides expertise to staff in developing treatment plans and in utilizing innovative treatment techniques and assessments
  • Consultation
  • Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare staff to develop and implement treatment and intervention programs

To be considered, email your resume to For questions, email or call 208-332-7206.