On September 16, 2015, Kaiser Permanente of California announced it was recruiting to fill 354 more mental health professional positions by the end December 2015 in a continuation of a hiring initiative that started in January 2011. Approximately 100 of the 354 open positions are for psychiatrists.
Since the initiative began, Kaiser Permanente has filled 497 non-psychiatrist mental health therapist positions to serve its California members. The new positions represent a 45% increase, from 1,097 in January 2011, to 1,594 as of June 2015. In its designation “therapists,” Kaiser Permanente includes a variety of professionals such as . . .