Basile, Louisiana
May 13, 2019
Jun 12, 2019
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Looking for a new challenge with an established and growing organization? We’ve got a great opportunity for you! Currently, we are seeking a Physician who can examine and treat correctional facility detainees/inmates to ensure proper injury care, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. This role will serve as the lead physician at one of our correctional institutions. So if you’ve got two years of experience and are ready to take your medical career to the next level, this is the position for you! Apply Today!

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you will serve as the lead Physician managing and evaluating the medical program activities based on the company goals, objectives and philosophy according to industry standards and contractual obligations. You will also function as a liaison between correctional officials, public agencies and the company; and be responsible for exercising final medical judgment in all issues of health care.

Additional Physician responsibilities:

  • Performing routine physical examinations on detainees/inmates
  • Providing treatment and ordering studies, tests and ancillary services required consistent with the provision of basic health care services
  • Instructing patients in required health hygiene techniques
  • Initiating and maintaining compliance with company policy and reviewing all other policies and procedures annually to assure their compliance with the American Correctional Association AND/OR National Commission Standards for Correctional Health Care
  • Supervising the Medical Unit in facilitating health care in the detention facility
  • Supervising the development of and application of policies, procedures and protocols in the care of detainees/inmates
  • Providing 24-hour on-call coverage to advise nursing staff in the care of detainees/inmates
  • Designating the level of care to be performed and the necessary equipment needed
  • Identifying continuing care facilities and specialty physicians
  • Initiating dental and psychiatric referrals

Minimum Requirements

  • Medical degree in medicine from an accredited school and licensed to practice as a medical or osteopathic physician in the state in which the facility is located required.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Completion of a U.S.-based residency program required.
  • Current DEA and D.P.S. Certificate of Registration required.
  • Professional license must remain on file at all times at the facility where services are rendered.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.

Equal Opportunity Employer