Department of Administrative Services

Chief Medical Officer (DOC) (2741MD)

$92.60-$123.04 Hourly / $7,407.78-$9,842.99 BiWeekly /
$193,343.00-$256,902.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives direction from the Chief Operating Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs medical services staff and operations.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

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 in a supervisory capacity or leader of programs and processes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess appropriate current licenses, certifications or permits.
  5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
  6. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  7. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(21) - Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine 

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-Managerial

EEO

(01)-Officials and Administrators 

SALARY INFORMATION

MD 20

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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)

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/11/2018

CLASS: 2741MD; EST: 12/8/2017; REV: 5/11/2018;