Do you have a passion to provide high-quality medical care for those in need?
Have you been looking for a challenge in a not so typical healthcare environment where you're able to provide medical leadership?
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction has an exceptional opportunity for a Regional Medical Director, to lead our medical teams within the state's correctional facilities!
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It is our mission to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security of staff, victims, citizens and offenders is always the highest priority.
In this role you will:
- provide clinical and administrative leadership to our medical staff in the DOC facilities
- be accountable for directing all medical services to inmates under the care and custody of DOC including offenders assigned to Parole Community Services supervision
- ensure that the health services organization delivers quality healthcare to our population
While this full time (40 hour) position is based out of our central office in Wethersfield, more than 30% of the work will be at our correctional facilities across the state in proximity to and working directly with inmates.
All applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of the application. (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.)
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jeffrey Miller at Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 692-6801.
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.
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.
- considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques
- substantial knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations
- significant 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
- highly knowledgeable of quality systems in a health services environment
- strong experience with developing, improving and controlling health services processes
- experience with talent management including hiring, developing and retaining talent
- strong oral and written communication skills
- considerable analytical and organizational skills
- 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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.