Title: Physician MD (Wage/29 Hours Per Week)
Hiring Range: $75.68 - $142.22
Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin
Location: Buckingham Correctional Center
Agency Website: https://www.vadoc.virginia.gov/job-opportunities
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
Flexible staffing arrangement for physicians seeking additional hours or no more than an average of 29 hours per week.
This Institutional Physician position operates a Doctor’s Office Practice within the correctional center.
The practice is supported by a Nurse Manager who operates the health services system at the site.
Primary duties involve providing professional medical care and medication management to offenders with assistance from nursing staff.
Analyzes and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
Diagnoses or treats acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
Recommends diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
Prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
Prescribes appropriate chemical or mechanical measures to assist offenders to improve behaviors.
Assists with preparation and modification of the treatment plans and recommends to appropriate programs.
Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.
Provides evidence based health education to the offender population.
Is one of the primary members of the institution’s internal health services multidisciplinary team.
This is a wage position limited to working no more than 1,500 hours per agency during the 12 month period of May 1 – April 30, regardless of the hire date. The wage employment period resets on May 1 of the following year. All wage employees are limited to working no more than 29 hours per week on average over the 12-month period. This wage position offers no state benefits.
Graduation from an accredited medical college.
Completion of an approved residency in a primary care specialty, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or similar specialty.
Active license to practice medicine in Virginia, and board eligible or certified.
Extensive knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Comprehensive knowledge of mental illness.
Comprehensive knowledge of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria.
Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of practice and interventions appropriate for the assigned population.
Prefer experience working in a Correctional Environment.
Prefer experience treating in a public health care setting.
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If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:
Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.
Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.
Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.
Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site.
Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.
VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process (AHP): In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, DOC encourages individuals with disabilities to apply through the AHP. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
Name: Lisa Washington
Phone: (804) 807 - 2152
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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