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Corrections Physician, Deputy Medical Director

Company: State of Oregon
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Initial Posting Date:
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Department of Corrections
Salary Range:
$14,679 - $21,667
Position Type:
Position Title:
Corrections Physician, Deputy Medical Director
Job Description:
Corrections Physician Specialist, Deputy Medical Director (Salem)
Oregon Department of Corrections
The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOC's mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
Join our elite team of well-trained, highly qualified health services professionals dedicated to delivering comprehensive care in a correctional setting. We are looking for a dynamic professional who would enjoy the opportunity to work with a dedicated team, have a generous salary, and an amazing benefits package.
Position Overview
You will provide overall medical care and administrative direction to all medical providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, and Psychiatrists) staffed in the fourteen correctional facilities.
The clinical departments supervised by you include Physicians, Radiology, and Nurse Practitioners. While providing overall medical care and administrative direction to these departments, you directly report administratively to the Health Services Administrator and is directly responsible for administrative actions, such as hiring, directing work, and progressive discipline for positions under it. You directly report clinically to the Chief Medical Officer and positions under it function in collaboration with the Clinical Disciplines at each correctional institution.
Administrative Leadership Duties

  • Directs recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training of assigned department staff, as well as clinical support positions.

  • Directs and oversees medical providers/subordinates conduct of effective personnel practices of hiring, promoting, disciplining, and firing of subordinates.

  • Visits correctional institutions as necessary to ensure leadership presence in direct care areas, and to assure ongoing activities are in place in all areas to address identified opportunities for improvement.

  • Provides goal setting and ongoing performance feedback to direct reports. Completes annual performance and position description reviews.

  • Encourages personal and professional growth through pursuit of education and training and participation in relevant professional organizations.

  • Participates as assigned on the executive body, clinical and administrative committees, and other internal and external groups to accomplish the organization's Mission and Vision.

  • Builds collaborative, productive, professional relationships with clinical facilities, advisory boards, medical programs, and other departments within and outside of the agency.

  • Assist the Program Director in providing program administrative direction and leadership.

  • Participate in formulation and implementation of administrative decisions.

  • Facilitate development of program vision, mission, goals, and objectives, maintaining an acceptable balance between competing interests and within the context of demands for services with fixed/limited human and fiscal resources.

  • Ensure appropriate focus of service evaluation.

  • Plan and develop strategies for meeting current and projected inpatient service needs.

  • Provide clinical leadership in program design and evaluation.

  • Coordinate the development and administration of supervision. This includes a future teaching role for students and residents.

  • Establishes and maintains respectful and productive working relationships with collective bargaining unit agents and representatives. Strives to resolve issues in a timely, fair, and equitable manner. Engages staff in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of services, practices, and outcomes.

    Clinical Leadership

    • Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, provides executive direction, leadership, and oversight of assigned departments and delegated clinical support department operations to ensure the delivery of high-quality care and services to patients in a safe environment.

    • Delegates clinical tasks appropriately, monitors performance, and follows up to ensure desired results.

    • Under the direction of the Clinical Director, establishes clinical standards, objectives, and policies and procedures for program services in accordance with State and national standards, professional licensing standards.

    • Coordinate ongoing patient case reviews, including a special focus on patients frequently using seclusion and/or restraints.

    • Consult on all cases which are particularly complex, high-risk, and/or when previous treatment interventions have not produced desired results.

    • May provide intermittent assistance in coverage of the Medical Directors duties.

    • Design and implement clinical supervision of physicians and nurse practitioners.

    • Provide first level conflict resolution regarding inmate transfers.

    • May be required to provide staff physician services during physician and nurse practitioners shortages.

    • Provide leadership during organizational crisis and accept special projects/assignments to standing and ad hoc committees as requested by the agencies Medical Director and Administrator.

    • Ensures there is a system to monitor communication of continuity of care information between providers and to monitor clinical effectiveness of interventions at all levels of the organization.

      Minimum Qualifications
      You must have, or have the ability to obtain, a current Physician's license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners at the time of appointment and board certified in the area of internal medicine or family practice. AND five (5) years' experience in a clinical leadership position.
      The position is located in Salem, however in-state travel is required, and you must have a valid driver's license or alternate means of transportation.
      The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
      Working Conditions
      Work a professional workweek where the hours of work may fluctuate on a daily or weekly basis. Work is primarily conducted in an office complex but includes time in public and high security clinical settings. Extensive use of computers, telephones, and fax machines is required. Position is subject to fluctuating workloads and priorities including highly complex, sensitive, confidential, and/or political issues.
      In-state travel is required, you must have a valid driver's license or alternate means of transportation. Traveling to the 14 Department of Correction institutions is required. Being a role model of pro-social behavior and having an attitude that conveys dignity and respect in the treatment of others; must be able to acknowledge that everyone is capable of positive change.
      Occasional contact with angry or highly emotional individuals (patients, employees, or members of the public) is expected. Requires contact with adults in custody who may become violent; requires walking or standing for long periods, climbing, and descending stairs; potential exposure to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional setting. Supervision and control of adults in custody is an inherent responsibility.
      Requirements for Employment
      You must be able to pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.
      The Selection Process - We expect to

      • Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and skills.

      • Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.

      • There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best candidates for a position.

      • Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass a thorough a criminal record check and reference check.

        The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance - all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.
        Additional Information
        Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance, efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public services.
        We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference.
        ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: United States Department of Justice.
        Veterans' Preference
        Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility. Please note - if you checked you are a veteran, you will be asked to upload your documents later in the application process, after you have applied.
        If you have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter, Kelli Ketchum and reference Req-74111.
        The fine print:

        • Warning! The system will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the process - you cannot save your progress and come back to it later.

        • Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the system may be down for a several hours. Please plan accordingly.

        • This applicant list may be used in future requisitions.

        • We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move forward, such as your related work experience, education, and overall professionalism of your application materials.

        • Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents requested in the posting.

        • ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.

        • This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

        • Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without notice.

Keywords: State of Oregon, Salem , Corrections Physician, Deputy Medical Director, Executive , Salem, Oregon

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