NC Dept of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections, Health Administration
December 29, 2017
173615.00 - 307711.00
Full Time - Experienced
The Medical Director position provides clinical oversight of all patient care rendered to inmates in the N.C. Prison System. They will monitor the quality of medical care provided through reports, grievances, complaints, on-site visits, special studies and inquires, and provide leadership in evaluating the effectiveness of medical services. The Medical Director will provide support, consultation, and guidance and direction to institutional physicians and field unit contractual doctors and other professional staff regarding care and treatment of medical patients. They will assess the needs of physician services, collect and maintain data, conduct special studies and prepare necessary reports pertaining to physician services. They will develop standards and policies, directives, procedures, and guidelines for physician services. The Medical Director will recruit, screen, interview, participate in job performance evaluations, and recommend employment of qualified physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, clinical associates, and other key medical employees. They will coordinate physician services and direct medical staff meetings as well as coordinate medical committees for the Medical Services Section. The medical Director will provide consultative services for physicians. They will supervise the Utilization Review Department and its staff to insure that quality care is provided within the Section of Prisons' cost containment guidelines. They will also provide consultation and assistance on budgetary needs and expenditures. The Medical Director serves as the principal advisor for Medical Services and provides technical assistance in matters pertaining to physician services and medical care. They will assists in the overall efforts in providing comprehensive health care programs for DPS. They will meet with correctional managers, health care providers, Health Department officials, and others to discuss problems and resolutions. The Medical Director will study and analyze legislation, statutes, and regulations that impact upon medical components of the plans and policies of the Medical Services Section. They will determine and coordinate related in-service training and other staff development activities for physicians and other health professionals as appropriate.
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina and five years of experience, including four years in health services delivery management. Special Qualifier / Selective Criteria: Must be board certified in Family Practice or Internal Medicine and possess or be eligible for a DEA registration. 1. Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of general preventive medicine and the field of medicine. 2. Must demonstrate prior experience developing standards and policies, directives, procedures, and guidelines for physician services in a hospital setting. 3. Must demonstrate prior experience in utilization review and cost containment to meet budgetary needs and expenditures. 4. Must demonstrate prior experience managing or overseeing the practices of other physicians, Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners and other key medical professionals. 5. Must demonstrate prior experience coordinating in-service training and other staff development activities for physician and other health professionals. 6. Must demonstrate prior experience in the oversight of group physicians, including the recruiting and credentialing processes, as well as prior experience with supervision of PA/NP and knowledge of their supervision requirements. 7. Must demonstrate skill in treating and diagnosing a variety of diseases and injuries in the practice of family or internal medicine. 8. Must demonstrate experience developing and monitoring quality control measures pertaining to health services provided.
Management preferences: 1. Prior experience as a Medical Director in a hospital setting. 2. Prior experience in a leadership role dealing with diverse populations as it relates to medicine and medical treatment. 3. Prior experience providing medical services for complex medical situations. 4. Prior experience working in a Correctional Healthcare Environment.
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for all NC State benefits such as medical, vision, dental, STD, LTD, Life insurance, flexible benefits, as well as contributions/match into a pension and options for investment through 401K, etc.
About NC Dept of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections, Health Administration
The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.
For adults, sentences range from probation served in the community to active prison sentences served in one of the state's prison facilities. After prison, there is a period of post-release supervi...sion to help offenders transition more successfully back to the community. For those who commit technical violations of probation there is Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV).
North Carolina's general statutes direct the division to provide adequate custodial care, educational opportunities and medical and psychological treatment services to all incarcerated persons while at the same time providing community-based supervision and some needed social services to clients on probation, parole or post-release supervision.