Staff Physician

Medical/Jess Dunn Correctional Center, Taft

Recruitment #220311-UNCX-I46


Medical/Jess Dunn Correctional Center

Basic Purpose:
Under general direction, performs professional work in the diagnosis and treatment of inmate patients in correctional facilities.
Typical Functions: 
• Conducts a major portion of the medical treatment and diagnostic services at a correctional institution or facility.
• Performs complete physical examinations on inmates and correctional employees according to health services policy; directs laboratory and X-ray procedures and interprets results.
• Prescribes treatment and therapy; supervises care to patients in infirmary; provides emergency care as is appropriate in the health care services unit or, as appropriate, at other sites in the facility.
• Supervises physician’s assistant assigned to the facility.
• Provides overall clinical supervision and guidance of the health care providers at the facility.
• Develops protocols of care for use by other health care providers.
• Evaluates inmate medical problems that are complex, changing, or incompletely diagnosed or managed and makes referral of appropriate cases to specialty clinics or the appropriate hospital.
• Coordinates mental health care of inmates with departmental psychiatrists and/or psychologists.
 • Completes, inspects, and interprets charts; prepares periodic progress notes and final discharge summaries.
 • Utilizes formulary medications whenever possible, and adheres to the request for non-formulary drug process.
• Recognizes and applies both utilization and risk management principals.
• Participates in quality improvement activities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of modern principles and practices of medicine; and of the use of pharmacologic medications.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to exercise independent judgement; to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action; to successfully diagnose, clarify, and treat patients in an acceptable manner; and to interpret complex instructions, both oral and written. 

Job Code:  2120    DOC Pay Grade:  Medical    Statutory Reference:  74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11    Effective Date:  04-01-08


An unrestricted valid license to practice medicine in the state of Oklahoma and board certification.


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