DOC is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver support for our Health Services Unit.
Are you a passionate medical professional who is dedicated to providing high-quality care?
We invite you to explore the opportunity to work for the State of Connecticut as a Principal Physician!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (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.
We are recruiting for full-time Principal Physicians to provide medical services. Facilities with current vacancies include:
- Corrigan Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, CT.
- York Correctional Institution in East Lyme, CT
- Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, CT
Vacancies are first shift, Monday through Friday (40 hours) 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.
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.
In demand specialties:
- Primary Care/Internal Medicine
- Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine
- Pain/Addiction Medicine
Learn more about how you can #MakeAnImpact as a Principal Physician
As a Principal Physician, you will 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.
- Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements.
- Work in a safe and collaborative environment with nursing and administrative support.
- Get clinical exposure to varied medical pathologies and case presentations.
- Perform charting with a modern electronic health record.
- Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut.
About the State of Connecticut:
Living in Connecticut allows you to live with mountains, forests, ocean fronts, rivers, and a wonderful green countryside right at your doorstep. The state has charm, elegance, and a high standard of living. Our school systems offer an outstanding education, and our communities are among the safest in the country. Connecticut experiences all four seasons, and gives you the option to choose living in sophisticated country-life or living in the center of a lively city.
We encourage you to come see all that Connecticut has to offer by joining the DOC Health Services team!
What we can offer you:
The State of Connecticut offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package including:
- A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV);
- Excellent health and dental coverage;
- Paid time off;
- Additional supplemental benefits.
This position is open to the public and non-examined.
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified. You must specify your qualifications within your JobAps application.
Complete a Master Application and apply directly to this recruitment.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Should you have any inquiries about the role, please contact Samantha Wasef, Leadership Associate – Talent Solutions: Samantha.Wasef@CT.Gov or 860.937.6357
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.
More details can be found in the class specification.
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to be bilingual.
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.