The Department of Correction (DOC) shall aim 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. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.
Do you have a passion for supporting others?
Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector?
We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Staff Physician.
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking a full time Staff Physician to provide medical services in our rare environment. This position will be full time 40 hours per week at Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire, CT. Core hours are 7:00AM to 3:00PM. We will work with you to identify a schedule that works for the facility. Provision of high quality medical care is essential to our mission of leading safe and secure facilities while ensuring the wellness of our inmate population, our staff and the general public.
This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV. It also offers excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.
The State of Connecticut has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our State has mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. Our school systems offer an outstanding education for your family. Our communities are among the safest in the country(#6 in U.S.). If you want to enjoy your quality of life, it is the right time to join our team. In Connecticut, you may enjoy the relaxed but sophisticated “country-life” or you may choose to live in a city. In our State's Capitol, Hartford, you can find an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment as well as the home of the State's government. On our State's shoreline, New Haven is home to the prestigious Yale University. Connecticut experiences all four seasons: summers are warm; spring rapidly warms up with plenty of rain to foster our green countryside; autumn has beautiful gold, red, and brown foliage; and winter has plenty of snow for fun outdoor adventures.
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.
In a state agency this class is accountable for providing medical treatment services to patients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call and weekend coverage; examines, diagnoses and medically treats patients; develops and monitors integrated treatment plans; makes rounds and attends treatment team meetings to check on care and progress of patients; prescribes appropriate medications; interviews, examines and admits patients to treatment; orders appropriate medical and laboratory tests; performs physical examinations; provides medical expertise to treatment teams; participates in staff conferences, committees and meetings; provides input into program planning; maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records and prepares required reports according to hospital policy and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards; orders and monitors special treatment procedures; acts as liaison to hospital and/or community based providers; may coordinate treatment with other therapeutic programs; may provide medical direction to other disciplines; may perform discharge planning; may conduct or take part in research projects; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-ray reports, and other medical reports and findings; ability to maintain accurate patient records and charts.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program.
1. 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. 2. Incumbents in this class must obtain certification as a specialist in internal medicine within five years of appointment to this class OR demonstrate continued competency and proficiency in the practice of medicine by successfully completing an established agency program. 3. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. § 1320a-7b(f). 4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel. 5. Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
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.