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Correctional Medicine Physician (MD) at Sonoma County Jail Needed in Santa Rosa, CA (Physician )

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Correctional Medicine opening in Santa Rosa, California. Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, responsibilities of the Physician will include the provision of medical care to the patient population including but not limited to behavioral health disorders, overseeing the care and treatment performed by PA's & FNP's and working closely with the Medical Director and Program Manager to facilitate the delivery of care to the persons served population.


Education for Physician:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school.
    Experience for Physician:
    --- Minimum one year experience
    --- Previous correctional/detention facility experience
    --- Five years' experience, preferred

    Licenses/Certifications for Physician:
    --- Unrestricted current medical license, certification or registration in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
    --- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Emergency Medicine is preferred
    --- Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and ACLS certification through AHA


  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in diagnosing and treating patient medical problems
  • Write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings
  • Perform preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care
  • Provide counseling and education of patients concerning preventative health, treatment options and community resources
  • Responsible for recognizing and treating non-psychotic behavioral health disorders pharmacologically as indicated
  • In collaboration with the Psychiatrist, provide ongoing care of patients who are stable on maintenance doses of non-psychotic medications, as well as treat cases of situational stressors, causing anxiety, depression and sleep disorders
  • Successfully complete and continue practice of the OneCare team's educational program, Medical Provider Training for Prescribing Mental Health Drugs
  • Oversee, review and countersign records of patients seen and treated by RNs (under standardized procedures)
  • Participate in Quality Management and Peer Review meetings
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment
  • Triage and communicate with clinical staff any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine duties
  • Respond and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospital
  • Participate in case reviews, consultations and utilization review
  • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staff
  • Responsible for the performance evaluations and successful training of direct reports

    Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Santa Rosa , Correctional Medicine Physician (MD) at Sonoma County Jail Needed in Santa Rosa, CA (Physician ), Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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