$92.60-$123.04 Hourly / $7,407.78-$9,842.99 BiWeekly /
In the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for administering all medical services to offenders and inmates under the care and custody of the agency including offenders assigned to Parole and Community Services supervision.
Receives direction from the Chief Operating Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs medical services staff and operations.
Directs staff, services, and programs relating to medical care; oversees the daily delivery of all medical services to the 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 the medical services team in the 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; 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 the hiring, retention, training, and promotion of qualified staff; provides ongoing performance feedback and evaluations and initiates and enforces progressive discipline when necessary; ensures medical services operations are within budgetary guidelines; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on programs and services; represents the Commissioner regarding medical lawsuits; provides expert testimony in court; determines eligibility for medical parole; participates on various committees and boards; 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.
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of medicine with particular reference to diagnosis and treatment of offenders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of medicine; knowledge of administration and clinical operations, functions, and systems involving medical service delivery; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable organizational skills; considerable analytical skills; considerable ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
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.
Two (2) years of the general experience in a supervisory capacity or leader of programs and processes.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Correctional Chief Medical Officer in Salary Group MD 18 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to retitle, adjust salary level and modify content)