Corrections Physician, Deputy Medical Director
Company: State of Oregon
Posted on: November 17, 2021
Initial Posting Date:
Department of Corrections
$14,679 - $21,667
Corrections Physician, Deputy Medical Director
Corrections Physician Specialist, Deputy Medical Director
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
You will provide overall medical care and administrative direction
to all medical providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners,
Dentists, and Psychiatrists) staffed in the fourteen correctional
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
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
Provides goal setting and ongoing performance feedback to direct
reports. Completes annual performance and position description
Encourages personal and professional growth through pursuit of
education and training and participation in relevant professional
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
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
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
May provide intermittent assistance in coverage of the Medical
Design and implement clinical supervision of physicians and nurse
Provide first level conflict resolution regarding inmate
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
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
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.
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
The Selection Process - We expect to
Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and
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.
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.
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
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