MEDICAL DIRECTOR (DOC)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform leadership and executive duties in the budgeting, planning, coordinating, implementing and directing the professional medical, mental health, dental and all other clinical services at the Department of Corrections; to supervise and coordinate such services with the Assistant Medical Director, Hospital Administrator and other key administrative staff within the Health Services Division of the Adult Correctional Institutions in order to provide the highest possible standards of medical care; to make daily rounds; and to do related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Assistant Director for Rehabilitative Services and possesses wide latitude to exercise independent initiative and professional medical judgement in in developing and administering professional standards for patient care and treatment in conformity will all external accrediting bodies, federal and state laws and regulations governing the department, and in conformity with departmental policies, procedures and regulations; work is reviewed to ensure conformance with policies and objectives, and adherence to the highest standards of accepted medical practice.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of a staff of physicians, mental health professionals, and dentists; reviews the work of nurses and other personnel who provide medical services with the Hospital Administrator and the Assistant Medical Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Capacities: A thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques applied in the practice of internal medicine, surgery, or family practice; the ability to detect, analyze evaluate and interpret symptoms of diseases, to include infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, and Substance Use Disorder in particular; the ability to prescribe and administer appropriate care and treatment in a correctional institution; the ability to treat the most complex cases within a field of expertise; the ability to establish and maintain standards of performance for staff members consistent with sound and acceptable hospital practices; the ability to evaluate the quality of the various services of the institution in terms of adequate patient care and treatment; the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and review the work of other members of the staff; the ability to maintain effective working relationships with superiors and other staff members and with the general public; and related capacities and abilities
Education: Graduation from a medical school of recognized standing and successful completion of an internship and residency program in the field of Internal Medicine, Surgery, or Family Practice, which has been certified and approved by the Liaison Committee for Graduate Medical Education, and
Experience: Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved residency in the field of internal medicine or family medicine; and employment in a responsible supervisory capacity in an accredited hospital, institution, or clinic.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: At the time of appointment and continually thereafter:
Must be Medical Board eligible or Board certified in primary field of residency training as described above. If Board eligible when hired, must become Board certified within three (3) years of employment. Once Board certified, must maintain competency through meeting ongoing maintenance of certification requirements for specialty or subspecialty as a condition of employment.
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