Site Medical Director - Full Time 40 Hours $15k sign-on bonus

Location
Camden, New Jersey
Salary
TBD + up to $15k sign-on bonus
Posted
Mar 02, 2021
Closes
Apr 01, 2021
Ref
2020-3885
Hours
Full Time

Looking for a strong physician leader to make a difference in our patients' lives. 

The Corrections Site Medical Director is responsible for overseeing medical services to inmate patients of Camden County Correctional Facility consistent with CFG clinical guidelines and community standards of care. Provide the overall supervision for clinical services at the site while managing and evaluating the medical program activities based on the company goals, objectives, and philosophy according to industry standards and contractual obligations. Manage primary and consultative services, collaborates with subspecialists, and interfaces with hospital provides to assure timely and appropriate care for inmate patients. Provide continuous quality control of health services through education, service audits, and studies. Function as the liaison between correctional officials, public agencies, and the company as part of this role. Collaborate with the Health Services Administrator to ensure effective inmate patient care delivery and achieve desired patient outcomes while maintaining the established guidelines.

Responsibilities

  • Performs and documents routine physical examinations on inmate patients referred by the nursing/professional staff of the assigned correctional facility consistent with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards of care, NJ 10-A, American Correctional Association (ACA), and Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS) as appropriate.
  • Participates in the annual review and approval of CFG clinical guidelines, protocols, policies, and procedures, as well as the medical disaster plan.
  • Evaluates the assigned facility's health care provider's credentials at the designated time to examine referred patients.
  • Assures the implementation and on-going supervision of the on-site chronic care clinics.
  • Assumes the role of primary care physician to inmate patients and coordinates care both at the jail and off-site.
  • Performs medical examinations on all new inmates within contracted intervals of admission as needed.
  • Provides treatment and orders studies, tests, and ancillary services required consistent with basic health care services.
  • Supervises clinical services provided by the professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Conducts “Doctor Sick Call” to examine and treat those inmate patients requesting care and who, after being triaged by the nursing staff, require the services of a physician.
  • Supervises the development of and application of policies, procedures, and protocols in the care of detainees/ inmate patients.
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring of physicians and mid-level provider staff for the facility.
  • Supervises clinical service treatments, medications, and other treatments to treat illnesses and health problems as allowed by state regulations and under the approved CFG formulary guidelines.
  • Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergencies.
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely, promptly, in the appropriate format, and on the appropriate forms.
  • Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmates are treated in a professional, ethical and tactful manner.
  • Ensures that all telephone orders are countersigned within 72 hours.
  • Monitors all referrals to outside health care facilities for appropriateness, quality, and continuity of care.

Qualifications

Minimum Education

  • Completion from an accredited medical school facility with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree.
  • Completion of a US-based residency program.
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state the facility is located (maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times).

 Minimum Work Experience

  • At least two years of public health, emergency, family practice experience.
  • Previous correctional health care experience preferred.

 Required Skills

  • Excellent critical thinking and assessment skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Assertive, empathetic, and able to provide care objectively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to command respect and confidence of inmates and staff; and philosophically committed to the facility's objectives.
  • Strong medical knowledge base capable of preparing written reports and handling legal depositions and court hearings.
  • Maintains an active Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
  • Must have an unrestricted and valid prescriptive authority with Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).

 Functional Demands

  • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
  • May be required to work nights, weekend, and holidays.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call coverage to advise medical providers in the care of inmate patients.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.