GCHC Medical Director-Wrightsville, Georgia

Job description

Job Title: GCHC Medical Director-Wrightsville, Georgia
Location: Johnson State Prison
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 215632

Minimum Requirements

Licensed to practice as a medical or osteopathic physician in the State of Georgia. Must have current DEA number. Must have current CPR and ACLS certification. Good physical and mental health; able to work under pressure; relate well to patients, security staff, visitors and co-workers.

Board eligible or board certified preferred. Minimum of one year experience in correctional health care or two years experience / supervisory capacity is preferred. Experience in managed care preferred.


Duties to include but are not limited to the following:

    Responsible for the clinical services within the institution. Performs routine medical exams on inmates referred by nursing/professional staff under established guidelines, GDC manuals, and Clinical Updates.Provides medical treatment and orders studies, tests, and ancillary services that are consistent with local community standards and all applicable SOP's and Clinical updates.Documents in SOAP format and GDC/GCHC forms all services provided in inmate's medical records.Reviews/re-evaluates as appropriate those cases requiring ongoing medical/pharmaceutical attention.Ensures that all NCCHC's Standards for Health Services in Prisons are met.Assists the Statewide Medical Director in implementing policies and developing procedures in accordance with quality medical and nursing care as defined in the NCCHC's Standard for Health Services in Prisons and all applicable GDC/GCHC/GRU policy.Assists the HSA and DON to establish and maintain a monthly multi-disciplinary CQI committee.Assists the HSA and DON to implement and maintain the CQI program as defined by GDC/GCHC/GRU policy.Establishes and maintains a Chronic Care Program to assure compliance with GDC/GCHC/GRU policy.Adheres to the established policies and procedures of GCHC and the GDC.Follows all applicable clinical updates.Supervises the clinical activities in the Medical Unit with assistance from the HSA and DON to provide complete medical services at the facility to inmates/residents at all times and to staff in emergencies.Participates as required as a member of Infection Control, CQI, P & T, and other committees as required.Performs Mortality Reviews per SOP's. Reviews all deaths and inmate grievances.Works with HSA and DON to identify problems and to recommend solutions to improve patient outcomes.Participates without lapses in the call schedules developed by HSA's, RM's, and Statewide authorities.Consults with medical specialists for advice and expertise in their respective areas.Assists the HSA to monitor pharmacy services including formulary compliance, prescribing patterns, and dispensary of medications.Maintain a professional dress, attitude and behavior at all times.Does not fraternize with inmates beyond professional contact.Adheres to all security regulations.Assist in training new clinical associates and staff physicians. Counsels clinical personnel in relation to clinical decisions and assist personnel in professional growth and development.Responds appropriately to supervisors, co-workers, and security personnelAttend all required meetings, in-services, and training activities.Follows chain of command for problem resolution.Performs other services and duties as assigned.Works as scheduled and follows GCHC's policies for leave.

GCHC AAEEO/Condition Statement

Georgia Correctional HealthCare (GCHC) is a Division of Augusta University. We are an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

All candidates are to complete and successfully pass Pre-Employment requirements. This includes a Criminal History Record Release (and when applicable, a Physical Examination and Drug Screen).




Salary to commensurate with the experience of candidate.

Recruitment Period February 11,2019 or until filled




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Job No:
Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time