PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Correction, this class is accountable for administering medical services to offenders and inmates under the care and custody of the agency including offenders assigned to Parole and Community Services supervision, in an assigned region.
Receives direction from the Chief Medical Officer or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs medical services staff and operations, as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff, services, and programs relating to medical care in an assigned region; oversees the daily delivery of medical services to the offender, inmate and parole population; assists with the development and 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; assists in development of programs and activities including development of medical service standards and criteria; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines or assists in determination of appropriate medical staffing levels to ensure appropriate resource allocation and compliance with collective bargaining agreements and labor laws; monitors 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 for region; regulates number of infirmary beds within designated facilities; coordinates offender admissions and transfers due to medical necessity; conducts risk management assessment of care including fiscal, medical and security issues ensuring quality of treatment; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on programs and services; provides expert testimony in court; participates on various committees and boards; may participate in quality assurance studies and investigations; may represents the Commissioner regarding medical lawsuits; 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; ability to teach and provide clinical supervision.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Experience in a hospital, clinical setting or correctional facility as a physician in a general medical and surgical service involving all phases of medicine and surgery.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the general experience in a supervisory capacity or 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 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.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine
(01)-Officials and Administrators
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Chief of Addiction Services approved effective December 8, 2017. Spec language was from Chief Medical Officer (Revised to retitle and modify content)