Correctional Health: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine Physician Specialist

Correctional Health  – Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine Physician Specialist

Location: Twin Towers Correctional Facility – 450 Bauchet St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Job Type: Full time

Currently hiring for jail urgent care, booking area, and CTC (hospital section).

 We’re remaking the nation’s largest county-run correctional health system with a focus on social justice medicine, compassionate whole-person care, community partnership and professional growth. Every day, we put our vision and our values into practice as we strive to improve healthcare for uniquely underserved population.

Incumbents in these positions are licensed physicians that have immediate charge of a small medical section within a larger medical unit of a medical facility or a small program of a medical facility.                                                                                                                          

Special Salary Information:
Department of Health Services (DHS) Correctional Health Services (CHS) unit works with the Sheriff’s Department to oversee the provisions of coordinated medical, behavioral health and substance abuse services to inmates in the county jail system.

Physician in Family Practice or Internal Medicine – General/Endocrinology who is continuously assigned to work in a County jail health facility, during such assignment, shall receive additional compensation equal to 5.5 percent of the step on the appropriate E Schedule to which the Physician is assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs medical work in a specialized medical field, including specialized surgical procedures within a specialty field.
  • Prescribes drugs and/or therapy; monitors patients’ progress, records observations and changes, and adjusts treatments as required.
  • Conducts training or assists in the training of interns and resident physicians.
  • Consults with staff physicians and para-medical personnel regarding care of patients and medical and diagnostic work performed.
  • Provides consultation to other medical services, including specialists in other fields.
  • Conducts the more difficult post mortem examinations and may provide training and lead man supervision over other physicians engaged in these activities.
  • Confers with medical and professional personnel in such related fields as toxicology in order to discover the main and contributing causes of death.
  • Certifies as to the cause of death and testifies in court as an expert witness.
  • Performs or assists in carrying out administrative responsibilities which may include such duties as budget preparation for the section, determining equipment and supply needs, carrying out personnel functions, or developing revising work procedures to expedite work load or improve level of service.
  • Assists in the planning and direction of health programs within the appropriate specialty.
  • Develops new techniques within the medical specialty.
  • Maintains varied hours on a rotated schedule with other physicians to ensure that there is always a physician on-call during non-business hours.
  • Conducts specialized research, special studies, and services, including preventive and educational strategies.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Completion* of a residency approved by the American Specialty Board designated in one or more designated specialties

LICENSE:
California State Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.

 

The Twin Towers Correctional Facility is located in Downtown, Los Angeles. It consists of two towers, a medical services building, and the LA County Medical Center Jail Ward. The facility opened in 1997.

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Job CategoryEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine

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Physician Specialist (Non-Megaflex)

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