In the Department of Correction this class is accountable for administering medical services programs and operations relating to offenders and inmates under the care and custody of the agency including offenders assigned to Parole and Community Services supervision.
Receives administrative direction from the Chief Operating Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers medical services programs and operations; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and medical services operations relating to medical care programs;
Oversees daily delivery of all medical services to offender, inmate and parole population;
Develops, implements and evaluates policies, goals and objectives to ensure conformance with national standards, administrative policies, accreditation of staff and statutory provisions;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws;
Formulates and leads medical services team in attainment of agency goals and objectives;
Develops medical service standards and criteria;
Oversees medical services staffing to ensure appropriate resource allocation and compliance with collective bargaining agreements and labor laws;
Ensures medical services operations are within budgetary guidelines;
Maintains contact with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact programs and services;
Monitors all medical services activities for conformance with relevant state and federal licensure and other statutes, regulations and/or policies;
Enforces medical services polices and agency administrative directives;
Coordinates with human resources to ensure hiring, retention, training and promotion of qualified staff;
Provides ongoing performance feedback and evaluations and initiates and enforces progressive discipline when necessary;
Represents the Commissioner regarding medical lawsuits;
Provides expert testimony in court;
Determines eligibility for medical parole;
Participates on various committees and boards;
Leads in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May provide medical consultation and direct care to offenders requiring second opinions;
May participate in quality assurance studies and investigations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
agency policies and procedures;
principles, practices and techniques of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of offenders;
recent developments in field of medicine;
Knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions and systems involving medical service delivery;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in a hospital or clinical setting as a physician in a general medical and surgical service involving all phases of medicine and surgery.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity or as a leader of programs and processes.
Incumbents in this class must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
Incumbents in this class may possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b (f).
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in an area such as geriatrics, ABI/TBI, forensics, substance abuse, etc.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21) - Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(01)-Officials and Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Chief Medical Officer (DOC) in Salary Group MD 20 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to adjust Salary Group) Item No. 22-081