The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Staff Physician to join our Health Services team at the Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport, CT.
The CT 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.
As a Staff Physician, you will be an on-site prescriber assisting our inmate population. You will work with a hardworking and disciplinary 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 while gaining invaluable experience working in a highly dynamic work environment.
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.
What we can offer you:
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.
State of Connecticut employees participate in a comprehensive benefits plan including:
- A hazardous duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
- Retire in 25 years - with pension & healthcare benefits;
- Excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits;
- A fantastic work - life balance with a flexible schedule, on call and a manageable patient load;
- A challenging yet rewarding experience!
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience with correctional or forensic populations;
- 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.