Staff Physician (40 Hour)

Recruitment #230731-4660RS-001


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 is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Staff Physician to join our Health Services Team to work at our Bridgeport Correctional Center location in Bridgeport, CT. 

We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal),
  • Excellent health, dental and supplemental benefits,
  • Free employee parking at all state locations
  • A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV) with the ability to retire in 25 years- with pension and healthcare benefits.
In addition, the State of Connecticut puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities,
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives,
  • Performing meaningful work,
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance.
This recruitment may be used for future vacancies available at any of DOC facilities located in:
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.

This position is full-time (40 hours), first shift, working Monday to Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

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.

Duties of this position include:
  • Providing care to individuals with severe/active detox from alcohol, opiates, and benzodiazepine (Especially Delirium Tremens);
  • Responding to codes as needed, provide Emergency Care;
  • Responsible for all medical care of outpatient general inmate population;
  • Ordering and reviewing results for diagnostic testing, Ex. EKG;
  • Conducting physical evaluations of inmates.;
  • Ordering medications, including detox medication and ordering refills on medication;
  • Responsible for the medical management of a 26 bed 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.
As a member of the Health Services Unit, you will have 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.
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. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

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Selection Plan

Before you apply, make note of the following:
  • 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
Important information for 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.
Questions about this position should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


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


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 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.


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


  • Experience with Correctional or Forensic population;
  • Experience in a primary care, urgent care or emergency room setting;
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.


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.



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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