Find medical careers with meaning inside L.A. County jails
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THE MISSION

We’re remaking the nation’s largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnerships and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for a uniquely underserved population.

LEAD THE CHANGE

Our doctors are on a humanitarian mission to set a new national standard for correctional healthcare. Join us and help shape the future not just of our jails—but of our communities.

PATIENTS FIRST

We treat some of the most vulnerable and underserved patients anywhere. We don’t ask what they did—we ask what they need. And we do it with respect for the whole person.

A GOOD WORK LIFE

With starting salaries around $200,000, we offer great benefits including generous loan repayment programs, flexible hours, and no billing paperwork that detracts from direct patient care.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BOREDOM

Take it from our frontline medical professionals: you don’t have to leave the country to change the world. The work is challenging, with huge opportunities for making a difference. Our healthcare professionals are changing lives from the inside—including their own.
Watch their short video stories to see inspiration in action.

Sean Henderson

Sean Henderson

“We’re creating from scratch.”
Michele Green

Michele Green

“She said the jail saved her life.”

Kyle Vivo

Kyle Vivo

“You actually make peoples’ lives better.”
Lauren Wolchok

Lauren Wolchok

“There are so many young doctors who want to feel that their work really matters.”
Brian Ko

Brian Ko

“Everybody deserves the same care.”
Lello Tesema

Lello Tesema

“The better we treat them here, the better we set them up for success once they leave.”

COME WORK WITH US

If you’re looking for a medical career that transcends the conventional, one that values innovation and advocacy, then we’re looking for you. Join us on the front lines of mission-driven medicine to help create a national model of correctional healthcare. We’d love to tell you why going to jail can be a great career move.

Margarita Pereyda

Margarita Pereyda

Chief Medical Officer

This isn’t just a job for me. It’s a calling and a commitment to serve some of those society has forgotten or given up on. I know first-hand the effects that incarceration and addiction can have on a family and on our communities. Now that I am overseeing Correctional Health Services for Los Angeles County, it is truly a joy to be able to make a difference in human lives and to see our investments in medical care ripple out beyond the individual being helped. If you feel the same way, I hope you will give some serious thought to joining our innovative “medical start-up” as it moves into high gear. We don’t offer stock options, but the fringe benefits are life-changing.

CAREERS IN JAIL HEALTH

Whether you are just beginning your medical career or looking for a change from your current practice, we would love to hear from you. Click on the links below to learn more about the positions now open.

Senior Physician (IM/FM)
Internal Medicine Physician
Family Medicine Physician
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing

GET IN TOUCH

LET US HELP YOU FIND YOUR FUTURE ON THE INSIDE

We’ll guide you through the application process for a uniquely rewarding career that blends the health needs of incarcerated patients with the well-being of communities beyond the walls. Just fill out this short form and we’ll get back to you shortly.