Principal Physician

    • Cheshire, CT

Introduction

Our Mission:

The Department of Correction (DOC) shall aim 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. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Do you have a passion for supporting others?

Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector?

We invite you to discover this exceptional opportunity as a dedicated Principal Physician.

The Role:

  • The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking a full time Principal Physician to provide medical services in our rare environment. This position will be full time 40 hours per week at McDougall Walker CI in Suffield, Corrigan-Radgowski CC in Montville, York CI in East Lyme, Osborn-CI in Suffield or Cheshire CI.
  • Provision of high quality medical care is essential to our mission of leading safe and secure facilities while ensuring the wellness of our inmate population, our staff and the general public.
  • This is a Hazardous Duty Position and offers a pension plan, the State Employees Retirement System Tier IV and includes excellent health benefits along with additional supplemental benefits.
  • Specialties needed: Primary Care/Internal Medicine - Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine - Pain/Addiction Medicine

Discover the opportunity to:



  • Be part of a 700-member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 patients
  • Fulfill public service by providing clinical care to a vulnerable patient population
  • Enjoy work-life balance with a flexible schedule, no call and a manageable patient load
  • 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

About Connecticut:
  • The State of Connecticut has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our State has mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. Our school systems offer an outstanding education for your family. Our communities are among the safest in the country (#6 in U.S.). If you want to enjoy your quality of life, it is the right time to join our team. In Connecticut, you may enjoy the relaxed but sophisticated country-life or you may choose to live in a city.
  • In our State's Capitol, Hartford, you can find an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment. On our State's shoreline, New Haven is home to the prestigious Yale University. Connecticut experiences all four seasons: summers are warm; spring rapidly warms up with plenty of rain to foster our green countryside; autumn has beautiful gold, red, and brown foliage; and winter has plenty of snow for fun outdoor adventures.

Contact Information:

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Patrick Pathammavong at (860) 692-6805 or patrick.pathammavong@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for providing clinical administrative and/or supervisory functions and/or direct care medical services as a board certified physician.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides 24 hour medical supervision to specified groups of patients and facility coverage as scheduled including on-call and weekend coverage; makes rounds and provides direct care and clinical oversight of multi-disciplinary treatment teams; coordinates work of medical staff with related programs; reviews treatment plans, medical records, diagnoses and patient discharge plans for adherence to policies and/or The Joint Commission (TJC) and Health Care Financing Authority (HCFA) standards; provides education and training as indicated, e.g. grand rounds and case conferences; assigns, oversees and evaluates work of staff and on-site night duty physicians; conducts and/or participates in meetings on medical and administrative policy, research programs, medical program development and treatment techniques; assesses, examines and evaluates patients for admission or discharge; monitors the use of special treatment procedures; assesses, examines, diagnoses and prescribes appropriate medications and other biologic treatments; consults on difficult and/or complex cases; develops and implements QA/QI process improvement initiatives; prepares and/or reviews reports, medical records and correspondence; perform utilization review and management functions; attends court hearings as a state witness; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; considerable knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of patients with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; considerable knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat patients with illnesses and substance abuse disorders; considerable ability to prescribe medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to develop a collaborative group practice environment with other physicians, psychiatrists and members of interdisciplinary teams; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-ray reports and other medical reports and findings; administrative/supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and retain certification in the field of internal medicine, family medicine, or related specialty, from an appropriate medical specialty board.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  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 may be required to possess and retain certification as a specialist in addictions medicine from the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  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.


Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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