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PHYSICIAN

Position Description

 

COMPETENCIES:


1. Maintains clinical professionals skills via continuing educations oppurtunities.

2. Maintains CPRIBLS certifications.

DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES:

1. Provides specialized medical services to outpatients and provides medical care to inpatients in facilities with a short stay unit. Specific duties involve all aspects of health care delivery. The incumbent will work in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas.

2. Performs all duties in accordance with current accepted medical practices and procedures.

3. Conducts physical examinations, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical condition.

4.  Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body
systems.


5.  Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.


6.  Acts as a consultant for mid-level providers and/or registered nurses, providing oversight and direction. Incumbent will provide input for the performance rating of nurses and mid-level providers.


7.  Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required. Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary. Refers detainees requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician.


8.  For facilities with a short stay unit the incumbent will make rounds on detainees admitted to his/her care, mid-levels providers, and nursing personnel, as described in applicable local procedures. Additionally, the clinician may see detainees who are in locked/segregated status in their designated housing area or are housed in segregation units.


9.  Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations.


10. Prescribes medications (including narcotics and routine psycho tropics), treatments, diets, and nursing care.


11. Renders emergency medical/surgical/mental health services as required.


12. As the licensed provider, the incumbent provides clinical oversight. It is the incumbent’s responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems. Is responsible for providing direct patient care.

13. Ensures that proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented. Incumbent shall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to the departmental Perfonriance Improvement program, and other agencies or committees as required.

14. The incumbent will be requited to provide on-call medical duty coverage as needed after regular work hours and may need to return to the facility to provide medical care.

15. May be required to see patients on an interim basis who are not in the category of his/her expertise.

16. May be called en to assist in the operation of other clinics, upon the absence of the regularly assigned physician.

17. Assures proper maintenance of medical records, preparation of reports, etc., as related to the area of responsibility. Makes recommendations on matters of policy, procedures, training, personnel, and equipment as related to specific area of responsibility.

18. Participates actively in Health Services medical in-service programs. Assists with training for mid-level practitioners, nursing staff, support services personnel, and peer professional staff.

19. As needed, works with and is assigned to various committees. Flexible and able to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and work requirements. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution.

20. Follows supervisory chain of command

21. Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1.  Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or

2.  Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.

3.  Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical

4.  Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).

5.  Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by AGCME or AOA accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.