The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Physician for Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) located in Airway Heights, WA.
Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
This position is responsible to direct and supervise a large medical and/or surgical service in the institution by:
Participating in medical treatment with consulting physicians.
Performing diagnostic and treatment of diseases and injuries of patients at the institution.
Working in collaboration with others to ensure staff and resources are in place to provide offenders with appropriate and timely medical services consistent with established standards.
Creating a work environment that values high ethical standards, emphasizes safe, high quality medical care, nurtures teamwork and encourages activities which lead to continuous improvement.
The successful candidate will have:
Valid license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
Completion of an approved residency program.
Board certified or board eligible.
Possess strong interpersonal skills and experience in directing medical operations.
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of individuals ranging from correctional administrator and staff, health care professionals to patient advocates and other laypersons.
The Washington State Department of Corrections manages all state–operated adult prisons and supervises adult offenders who live in the community. The Department operates 12 prison facilities including eight major prisons and four minimum-security prisons camps.
Health Services is responsible for basic primary care for incarcerated offenders. Care includes medical, dental, and mental health care w...hich are provided to offenders by on–site health care staff. Emphasis is placed on early identification of health concerns, care for acute and chronic health problems, and preventive care. Providers offer medically necessary and quality care in accordance with the Department’s Offender Health Plan.
Washington State Department of Corrections’ professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. For more information about DOC, visit jobs.doc.wa.gov.
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