Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Chief Medical Officer (DOC)

Recruitment #180702-2741MD-001


We are looking for a broad-based leader who will lead all clinical aspects of the health services delivery system for a complex organization in a challenging population. If you have lead clinical teams to achieve outstanding patient outcomes in a challenging environment and driven strong positive change you may be an ideal candidate for this opportunity. The Chief Medical Officer has a direct impact on the core mission of the Department of Correction which is to reduce recidivism by improving the person in our system to increase their chances of success in the community.

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The Chief Medical Officer for Inmate Health Services will:

  • Develop mission and strategy and chart the directional course that aligns health service delivery with agency goals
  • Direct staff who will lead the delivery of health care and related programs and services 
  • Oversee design and development of programs and activities consistent with agency policy, direction and priorities
  • Lead the development and implementation of clinical policies, goals and objectives to ensure compliance and quality of care 
  • Develop and execute a talent management strategy that will ensure that we attract and retain the best talent available
  • Ensure that the health services are directly supportive of the agency’s strategic direction and mission
  • Nurture a culture that is passionate about improving the health outcomes for our population and supportive of staff
  • Build and lead a robust quality system to guide our success and highlight opportunities to improve
  • Continuously improve processes and outcomes leveraging data and feedback from patients and staff

Selection Plan

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume with their submission.  (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Jeff Miller at or (860)-692-6801


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.


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.


  • Deep broad-based knowledge of health care delivery systems and various methods of treatment, types of programs and services available
  • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of medicine; ideally in the context of the diagnosis and treatment of offenders
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and organizational skills o Demonstrated skill in negotiating and mediating conflict
  • Ability to organize and budget resources to meet complex and diverse needs of patients and staff
  • Ability to plan, organize, integrate and manage a complex organization 


  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.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.