Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Staff Physician (40 Hour)

Recruitment #230103-4660RS-001

Introduction


Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference? Are you a Physician looking to grow your career with the State? If so, read below and apply today!   

The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Staff Physician to join our Health Services Team at the Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities,
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives,
  • Performing meaningful work and,
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
ROLE HIGHLIGHTS AT BRIDGEPORT CORRECTIONAL CENTER 

The Bridgeport Correctional Center is a level 4 high-security facility which confines both pretrial and sentenced offenders. It serves the superior courts of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford. This facility also manages a sentenced level 2 minimum-security unit for an inmate work force population who qualify for outside clearance jobs and community support programs.

Bridgeport Correctional Center provides substantial programming to all inmates incarcerated at this facility. This programming is designed to assist them in the acclimation of incarcerated life and their eventual return to society as productive citizens. To this end, the facility offers inmate programming in Addiction Services, Recreational Services, Educational Services, Volunteer Services, and Religious Services. As it is a part of our mission to provide a safe environment for inmates, it is of paramount importance that the time spent incarcerated is as productive and non-violent as possible.

As a Staff Physician, you will be an on-site prescriber assisting our inmate population. You will work with a hardworking multidisciplinary 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 and gain invaluable experience while working in a highly dynamic work environment. 

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. 
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.

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

ABOUT US

Since 1968, the Connecticut Department of Correction has proudly served and protected the citizens of the State of Connecticut, by daily ensuring the safety, security and order of our 14-correctional facilities in a manner which is widely viewed as a national model. The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.
OUR MISSION

The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (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. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

For an inside look at what it's like to Make an ImpaCT from our DOC Healthcare team, check out the video below!
               

Selection Plan

IMPORTANT NOTE 

Applicants for this position are required to have a current state and federal DEA certification to practice in the State of Connecticut.
TO APPLY

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AFTER YOU APPLY

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at Benjamin.Beaudry@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

  • Experience with Correctional or Forensic population,
  • 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.