Choose your work/life balance
Our packages vary from a minimum of $265,000 per year, plus $10,000 in bonuses and a benefit package of $80,000, to well over $500,000 for the industrious physician. You can choose how many days a month you want to work from 8.5 to 20. Our generous benefit package includes almost 7 weeks paid time off per year. Outstanding rural community additional supplements are also available with salaries often as high as 20% more than urban areas.
“TBH has provided us with professional, competent psychiatrists for over 3 years now. Gary Hayes continues to listen to the needs of our community and our hospital. We are fortunate to have his adept guidance in a sometimes difficult area.
“We have committed medical staff providing caring and compassionate interactions with our patient population in an inpatient setting. The group has established an important link with our outpatient clinic psychiatrists allowing for much better patient/client interactions.
“With the recent addition of Dr Joseph Vlaskovits as our Interim Medical Director, we have seen a commitment to supporting our inpatient staff who provide care to our patients 24/7. We are very pleased with our partnership with TBH and highly recommend them.”
Cyndie R Cole, RN
“TBH psychiatrists are clearly very pleased to be associated with TBH. They are a part of a community of other psychiatrists of quality. TBH recruits highly qualified psychiatrists into programs that appreciate that quality. As a result psychiatrists are almost always very pleased with the program, and in the few instances when that turned out to not be true, arrangements were made for a psychiatrists to move to another program.
“I have worked with Gary Hayes and TBH for about 8 years. TBH has proven itself to be an excellent partner, and we now have TBH doctors for about 70% of the California programs that have psychiatrists. The programs’ and psychiatrists’ satisfaction with each other are very high.”
Stephen Wilson, MD
“TBH has done an excellent job of providing Telecare with capable psychiatrists. They are skilled at developing a resource pool of candidates and pre—screening doctors to match our requirements. In developing a partnership with TBH, we have been better able to meet our needs for quality psychiatrists. I highly recommend their service.”
Vice President of Telecare
“TBH has supplied us with three full—time psychiatrists placed in long—term positions and we are asking for more. The TBH doctors are excellent psychiatrists and we are very happy with them. I feel TBH provides excellent services.”
Gary Bravo, MD
“TBH partnered with our organization beginning in September of 2009. They assembled a team of psychiatrists to cover both weekdays and weekends with very short notice. We were very pleased with their ability to fully staff our hospital from the first day.”
“Not only were they able to staff our hospital with quality psychiatrists, our census more than doubled in a matter of a few weeks! TBH continues to partner with us to fully develop our hospital. We have seen a decrease in our ALOS and a decrease in our denials of payment. TBH psychiatrists have been very collaborative with the patient care and operations teams. They have also been very responsive to the needs of our referral sources.”
“TBH psychiatrists are an integral component in goal to be the quality regional mental health provider! We are excited about the many opportunities on our horizon that are within our reach through the partnership with TBH. Many thanks to the TBH team!”
“I highly recommend working with Traditions Behavioral Health. Prior to working with TBH our ability to serve the needs of our Mental Health patients was severely compromised by inconsistency and shortage of Psychiatrists. The combination of our partnership with TBH and our initiation of our new Psychiatry residency has resulted in the presence of well—qualified Psychiatrists who are committed to best practices and to serving the needs of our patients. We have become a highly competitive and desired location for Psychiatrists.”
Mark Garfield MD
Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
GME Designated Institutional Official
“TBH was awarded the contract for the psychiatric services in the last week of January 2007 at John George Pavilion with a start date of February 1.
“An interim plan was set in place immediately and the transition was very smooth. By March they had a Chief of Inpatient Services and 4.5 full time permanent doctors in place augmented by locum tenens, all of the weekend coverage taken care of and even the vacation relief doctor hired with a start date of July. We were very impressed.
“In the intervening three and a half years TBH has had an outstanding retention of physicians and our recruitment problem has disappeared. We continue to be very impressed with the quality of the doctors and patient care has benefited significantly from the consistency. Also the financial viability of the project has improved with better documentation, shorter length of stay and a dramatic reduction in denial and admin days.
“TBH’s doctors are exceptionally skilled and are team players. We are very excited about partnering with TBH to bring John George to a center of excellence.”
Bill Manns, COO
“TBH has placed seven psychiatrists here at Humboldt County in Eureka. We are a rural community environment and historically we have had significant challenges in recruiting psychiatrists. TBH has not only done a superb job in recruiting, their retention of physicians has also been great. I am really delighted with Gary and the TBH staff.”
Kate Bell, MD
“For nearly a decade now TBH has provided medical staff for this Crestwood campus. We are very pleased with their services. The quality of the medical staff, the consistency of the physicians, the accuracy of the documentation, and the compassion in which the services are delivered clearly reflect the values and standards of TBH.
“Dr. Jones is a superb physician who is very popular both with the clients and staff. The longevity of our relationship with TBH speaks for itself!”
Gail McDonald, RN
“We could not be more pleased with our relationship with TBH. We started contracting with them in 2007 for three MDs for our ACT programs. We were so pleased with the relationship that we requested that they fill thirteen additional positions for us in 2012. They did an outstanding job of recruiting and screening applicants to present to us. They were completely transparent with the physicians and our Program Directors so there were no surprises. We have been so impressed with the caliber of their physicians, and we plan to expand our contract to include the rest of our programs. They do a great job of keeping their physicians happy and their physicians do a great job of keeping our clients and our Program Directors happy. We give them our highest recommendation.”
Linda Hammond, PhD, MFT
“Gary, I want to extend my gratitude and comment on the process so far. One month ago (May 14, 2007), I asked you to come in and present a proposal to senior staff to take over our contract for Crisis stabilization and inpatient psychiatry. Your proposal and presentation was extremely well received and we got an immediate green light to terminate with our former contractor and proceed with TBH.
“Since then, on behalf of CCRMC, TBH has hired 7 permanent crisis—stabilization doctors, and 3 inpatient doctors. Additionally, TBH has assumed contractual relationships with all five of our independent contractors. Further, TBH has coordinated locum tenens coverage to bring us closer to full staffing the very day the contract begins (June 16, 2007) than we’ve been in the three years I’ve been the administrative director of the services. Not only has TBH been able to provide doctors, but the level of quality and experience in the medical staff at CCRMC will benefit tremendously from the quality and experience of the TBH physicians.”
Miles D. Kramer
“TBH is providing a “top—notch” professional service for our patients. We asked them to take over our inpatient psychiatric services with a month’s notice. Gary and the team recruited very highly qualified psychiatrists at a moment’s notice and they improved the quality of our care dramatically. TBH is just fabulous!”
Jeffrey V. Smith
“Working with Dr. Gary Hayes and the TBH crew has been an exceptional experience from the outset. I recently completed subspecialty training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, spending many weekends providing coverage at Northern California sites along the way. After a much-needed lengthy vacation that was fully supported by the TBH home office, I began my first full-time position with the company four months ago. I got exactly what I asked for – a full time position with an ACT model program here in San Diego that would challenge me clinically, while leaving me the flexibility in my schedule to enjoy the lovely city I now call home. Surfs up!
“Gary and his team truly understand the importance of each doctor’s needs being addressed individually within the company, and they do so with a personal touch that makes you feel truly valued. I have been so pleased with my experience at TBH that I have referred several friends and colleagues to consider joining the team, and I am excited and very satisfied to stay on as a full-time psychiatrist. I haven’t discovered any opportunities that approximate the quality of my experience working with Gary and the TBH family. Highly recommended!”
“My past 15 years at TBH have been the most rewarding and fulfilling in my 45 year career in psychiatry. My work at TBH has challenged my intellect, expanded my knowledge, and enhanced my enjoyment of my profession. My personal relationships with my TBH colleagues brought new friendships and intellectual stimulation to my life. I have personally enjoyed my professional and personal relationship with Dr. Gary Hayes, the President of TBH. Gary has ALWAYS been there for me during times of person need and professional support. During these past 15 years, Gary has skillfully expanded TBH to its present size. Despite this growth of the company, TBH has maintained its close, personal concern for the professional, personal, and financial welfare of each and everyone one of its psychiatrists. I am happy to be a part of the TBH Team and am here to stay. “
“…I am particularly impressed at the way the company manages to maintain individual relations with their doctors. TBH has an ability to understand the needs of each individual doctor and to tailor-fit programs that best fulfill the mutual needs of doctors and the facilities or settings in which they work…”
“I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times I have been sent flowers. I’m happy to report that one of those occasions was my first day working for TBH. I believe that it is this personal touch that sets TBH apart from other companies and makes it the ideal place to work.
“From day one, I have had easy access to the TBH staff including Dr. Gary Hayes. He was always interested in how the position was meeting my needs. When circumstances beyond TBH’s control eliminated this position, Gary got personally involved and aggressively located other job opportunities for me within the TBH network. I’m starting a new position at the end of the month that again is a perfect fit for me.
“I attended medical school and completed my training because I had the desire to practice psychiatry and interact with patients. TBH allows me to focus on this endeavor, while leaving the business details to Gary and the rest of the TBH staff. This is a unique feature to TBH, but just another example of how TBH raises the bar from other organizations. I’m in a happy and fulfilling place in my career, and I look forward to a bright future with TBH.”
“…My work is always stimulating, frequently rewarding, and ever changing. My complaint about TBH is that all psychiatrists are required to take at least six full weeks per year off, depriving me of yet additional stimulation and rewards (just kidding).”
“Working for Gary Hayes is by far my best professional practice experience. In the eight years since I started I’ve worked a variety of locations and modalities depending on changing needs, curiosity, burnout, and whim… Gary has unusual and genuine kind regard for our motley crew of psychiatrists, and is amazingly tolerant of our differences and quirks.”
“I retired in ’94, hated it… my association with TBH has been a source of work that has been far more rewarding than the pay. As a bonus, I have enjoyed my association with other TBH physicians at the monthly meetings and their annual retreat…”
“Fortune smiled when I contacted TBH. Trying to coordinate my practice commitments at home with the desire to do acute care work on a regular but limited basis had been difficult. TBH embraced the challenge and we have an arrangement that serves all involved parties well…”
“Choosing to work with Gary and TBH is one of the best decisions I’ve made. Gary returns the loyalty of his physicians like no other employer I know of.
I completed my training in 1985 and have worked in several settings including private practice, the VA, and a heavily administrative position. My wife and I moved to California to be close to family. I sought an acute inpatient psychiatry position, but did not want to work weekends. I liked the TBH approach to staffing. It doesn’t require weekend coverage. Compensation is flexible, allowing one to work a customized number of hours at most sites, and the ability to change one’s schedule easily. Most refreshing is Gary’s transparency. He is very open about work conditions at his various sites, discusses compensation, even discusses his overhead. He graciously invited me to the TBH annual meeting at his expense before I began my employment, welcoming me to the TBH family.
An employer is tested when things go a bit sideways. The position I was originally hired for in Visalia was terminated when the hospital chose to go with a different group. Gary’s response was to offer to keep me whole financially if I chose to stay with TBH in another location. This included covering all relocation expenses, and because we had recently purchased a house, keeping us whole in the sale of that house. I can’t adequately describe how exceptional and amazing that is, and how much my wife and I appreciate it. Our move was complicated, done in three parts spread over several months. TBH was there at every step, quickly paying invoices, no questions asked.
Gary is loyal to his physicians. When he says he will do something, he does. He takes the time to know his physicians and their families, and cares very much about their well-being and job satisfaction. I remain a very happy and satisfied full-time TBH employee and plan to remain so until I retire. Gary and TBH value their physicians like no one else.”