Staff Physician (40 Hour)

    • Cheshire, CT


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 Staff Physician.

The Role:

  • The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking a full time Staff 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, York CI in East Lyme 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.

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

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


In the Departments of Children and Families, Correction, Developmental Services and Veterans Affairs, this class is accountable for providing medical treatment services to individuals.


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.


Knowledge of methods and principles of medicine and surgery; knowledge of current principles and methods of assessment and treatment of individuals with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; knowledge of recent developments in field of medicine and substance abuse; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to examine for, diagnose, assess and treat individuals with medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to prescribe appropriate medications and other treatments specific to medical illness, mental illness and substance abuse disorders; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory reports, x-ray reports, and other medical reports and findings; ability to maintain accurate individual records and charts.


Graduation from an Accredited Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program.


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.



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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