$66.14-$78.04 Hourly / $4,629.93-$5,462.99 BiWeekly /
In a hospital, correctional institute or other state facility, this class is accountable for performing the full range of diagnosis and treatments of clients or for acting as a medical consultant on a variety of programs operated by the State.
Works under the general supervision of a physician of a higher grade, Mental Health Chief of Professional Services, Chief of Medicine or other administrator of higher grade.
May supervise/lead nurses, physician assistants, attendants and other staff members with regard to the medical procedures utilized at the facility.
Participates in treatment of patients in an assigned service; manages daily rounds; examines patients; requests laboratory tests and interprets results; contacts other hospitals and physicians regarding patient welfare; treats emergency cases; obtains medical histories from patients and relatives; maintains and reviews patient records; makes diagnoses; examines employees of facility for sickness or injuries incurred on the job; pronounces deaths and issues death certificates; participates in medical/dental staff committees; attends seminars and conferences; determines appropriate treatment and reviews work of physicians of lower grade, residents, nurses and other staff members; instructs paraprofessional and professional staff with respect to regimens for individual patients and general medical management; provides professional guidance to assure that treatment plans are carried out; explains diagnoses, techniques and medications; assigns clinical duties; supervises training of the staff; may serve as an advanced clinician to specialized statewide health programs; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of medicine with particular reference to mentally ill, handicapped, chronically ill and imprisoned patients; knowledge of treatment of acute emergency cases; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine; considerable skill in mental and physical diagnosis; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to train and lead staff.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a license to practice medicine and surgery in Connecticut. A temporary license may be granted for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Physician 2 in Salary Group RX 09 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to modify Minimum Qualifications)