Under direction, provide medical supervision and direction to adult correctional facility clinics, correctional facility public health programs and staffs; provide primary medical care in various adult correctional facility clinics; provide telephone on-call services; and perform other work as required.
This class is a physician class with correctional facility or clinic medicine experience. Incumbents serve as the director for County correctional facility medical clinics. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance and medical management of one or more correctional facility clinics and provide medical and technical advice to correctional facility medical staff.
Serves as Medical Director of correctional facility medical clinics engaged in prevention, education, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of complex acute and chronic medical conditions; provides medical supervision and direction to staff and contract physicians; develops protocols and standardized procedures; conducts medical and physical examinations; makes diagnoses and prescribes medical and rehabilitative treatments; supervises and directs the medical aspects of treatments; provides night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and treatment authorizations via the telephone; prescribes medications; provides medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; acts as physician member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team; confers with staff and patients regarding diagnoses and treatments; recommends hospitalization or other indicated services; makes referrals to specialists as appropriate; plans and prepares standardized procedures and protocols; conducts in-service training; assures that medical care meets quality assurance standards; may supervise resident physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioner students; assures that quality medical services are provided for patients in County correctional facilities; confers with mental health staff regarding patents under their care; reads X-rays, orders laboratory tests and evaluates results; assures that patients medical charts and records are accurate and meet legal and medical requirements; may provide medical consultation to private physicians, health care professionals and community groups on public health matters; prepares records and reports; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer; attends/facilitates meetings.
Thorough knowledge of:
Working knowledge of:
Some knowledge of:
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Four years of general medical clinic experience as a practicing physician. Certification by an American Specialty Board in a specialty closely related to clinical or detention health care services provided by the County of Santa Cruz may be substituted for two years of the required experience. Experience working in a county jail or state prison medical services unit is highly desirable.
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Medical Director – Health Services Clinics
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 61
Workers' Comp Code: 0290