Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Staff Physician (40 Hour)

Office/On-site

Recruitment #221116-4660RS-001

Introduction



Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? 
If so, we encourage you to discover this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Staff Physician to join our Health Services team at the Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport, CT. 

Our Mission: 



The CT DOC shall strive 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 shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Position Highlights: 

As a Staff Physician, you will be an on-site prescriber assisting our inmate population. You will work with a hardworking and disciplinary team to deliver the highest level of care across a diverse population in our rare environment. You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people and health concerns while gaining invaluable experience working in a highly dynamic work environment. 

This position is full-time, first shift, working Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. 

The clinical and administrative demands of this position require regular monitoring of individuals in restrictive settings, including Administrative Segregation, Special Circumstances, and Security Risk Groups. 

What we can offer you: 

Discover the opportunity to: 
  • Be a part of a 700 member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 10,000 patients; 
  • Fulfill public service by providing clinical care to a vulnerable patient population; 
  • Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements; 
  • Work in a safe and collaborative environment with nursing and administrative support; 
  • Practice in one of multiple locations available in urban, suburban and rural sites across the state; 
  • Contribute to the coordination of onsite medical, mental/behavioral health and dental services; 
  • Get clinical exposure to varied medical pathologies and case presentations;
  • Have access to onsite X-rays, EKGs, point-of-care labs and phlebotomy services; 
  • Perform charting with a modern electronic health record; 
  • Participate in attractive total compensation packages for full-time, part-time and per diem positions; 
  • Get reimbursement for clinical credentials (e.g. medical license, DEA registration, BLS certification); 
  • Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut; 
  • Be eligible for loan repayment programs; 
  • Engage in extensive opportunities for training and professional development. 
State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan including: 

  • A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
  • Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits;
  • Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits; 
  • A fantastic work - life balance with a flexible schedule, on call and a manageable patient load;
  • A challenging yet rewarding experience! 
Learn more about being a Physician with DOC!
             

Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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.

Selection Process:

Please note: The incumbent must have a current state and federal DEA certification to practice in the State of Connecticut. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

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.

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services and Veterans Affairs, this class is accountable for providing medical treatment services to individuals.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of individuals and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call and weekend coverage; examines, diagnoses and medically treats individuals; develops and monitors integrated treatment plans; makes rounds and attends treatment team meetings to check on care and progress of individuals; prescribes appropriate medications; interviews, examines and admits individuals 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 individuals 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 individuals 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 individual records and charts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience with correctional or forensic populations; 
  • Experience in a primary care, urgent care or emergency room setting; 
  • Experience with electronic medical records. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Conclusion

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.



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