Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?
DOC is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver support for our Health Services Unit.
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a full time Principal Physician to provide medical services at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV)
- Generous time off (personal, sick and vacation)
- Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits
- Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits
- A challenging yet rewarding experience
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 7:00am and 3:00pm.
You will discover the opportunity to:
As a member of the Health Services Unit, you will have the opportunity to:
- Work in a hospitalist-like position, responsible for the medical management of the Infirmary;
- Coordinating referral and follow-up with consulting specialists;
- Performing appropriate outpatient procedures, such as incision and drainage, debridement, complex wound and dressing procedures, laceration repair;
- Managing scheduled infusion treatments in the Infirmary;
- You may participate in Resident or Student training;
- Participating in acute care of patients in the nursing treatment room;
- Cross-cover colleagues in the outpatient PCP clinic.
- Be part of a 700-member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 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;
- Get clinical exposure to varied medical pathologies and case presentations;
- Perform charting with a modern electronic health record;
- Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut.
Our Mission: The Department of Correction shall strive to be a leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence based practices geared toward supporting reintegration and reducing recidivism under the Departments supervision. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility, coinciding with an unwavering respect for the human dignity of staff, victims, citizens and offenders."
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.
The Osborn Correctional Institution recognizes its stewardship responsibilities to the citizens of Connecticut, as well as to the residents of Somers and Enfield. The facility is a medium security institution that houses one of the largest inmate populations of the correctional facilities in the state. The facility supports an inpatient medical hospital, a mental health unit, a comprehensive education program, an inpatient Addiction Services unit and one of the largest Correctional Industries Program in the state.
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Before you apply, make note of the following:
Important information for after you apply:
- 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 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.
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- 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.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative and/or supervisory functions and/or direct care medical services as a board certified physician.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call and weekend coverage; makes rounds and provides direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams; coordinates work of medical staff with related programs; reviews treatment plans, medical records, diagnoses and patient discharge plans for adherence to policies and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards; provides education and training as indicated, e.g. grand rounds and case conferences; assigns, oversees and evaluates work of staff and on-site night duty physicians; conducts and/or participates in meetings on medical and administrative policy, research programs, medical program development and treatment techniques; assesses, examines and evaluates patients for admission or discharge; monitors the use of special treatment procedures; assesses, examines, diagnoses and prescribes appropriate medications and other biologic treatments; consults on difficult and/or complex cases; develops and implements QA/QI process improvement initiatives; prepares and/or reviews reports, medical records and correspondence; perform utilization review and management functions; attends court hearings as a state witness; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other physicians, psychiatrists and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-ray reports and other medical reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification in the field of internal medicine, family medicine, or related specialty, from an appropriate medical specialty board.
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.
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: incumbents must be certified in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology within two (2) years of employment.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in addictions medicine from the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
Incumbents in this class (except for Office of the Chief Medical Examiner) must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: incumbents in this class will be required to work on call during evenings/nights on a rotating basis. During an evening on-call the physician is responsible for disposition of all new cases and must conduct any required scene investigations. Evening on call coverage is from 4:30 P.M. to 9:00 A.M. the next day.
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner: incumbents in this class will be required to work weekends on a rotating basis. When working a weekend the physician must be in the Farmington facility and conduct whatever postmortem examinations are required.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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.