Physician 3 - AHCC (Spokane, WA)

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    Airway Heights, WA 99001
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    Job Description


    $179,616.00 - $235,716.00 Annually


    Spokane County - Airway Heights, WA

    Job Type

    Full Time - Permanent


    Dept. of Corrections

    Job Number

    2021-Physician AHCC


    Physician 3
    Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)
    Spokane, WA

    The Department of Corrections Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role of Physician 3 for the Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC) located in Spokane, WA.  

    We're looking for physicians who are passionate about providing team-based, integrated care to patients with complex and challenging health conditions. Our Physicians work in a multi-disciplinary environment treating many people that are disenfranchised from outside medicine with untreated maladies and unusual pathology's. Physicians at DOC enjoy the satisfaction of practicing medicine while providing a positive compassionate experience for their patients. Our Physicians have no pressure of production-based patient care or insurance billing, and appreciate a good work-life balance.
    • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a desirable schedule Day shift Monday - Friday and limited call
    • Outstanding benefits and pension package
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Paid administrative leave for continuing education
    • Eligible for state and federal loan repayment programs
    • IMG and J-1 encouraged to apply
    • Malpractice insurance covered by the State of Washington
    • The fulfillment of public service
    Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety by positively changing lives' and our health services division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition!

    Application assessment will be ongoing, 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.

    For additional information about the agency, please visit  (see application details)

    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:

    • Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) from an Accredited School of Medicine  AND completion of an ACGME/ABOM accredited residency program.
    • Board-certified or board eligible in primary care specialty (family practice, internal medicine) required.  Board eligible physicians may be considered with continued employment contingent upon achieving board certification within 24 months of hiring date. Board certification must be maintained by the employee as a requirement for continued employment.
    • An unencumbered  license to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
    • A current DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) registration. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in directing medical operations.
    • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to provide education in a manner that enhances one to learn about their disease or chronic condition.
    • 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.

    Supplemental Information

    Mission : The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.
    Our Vision : Working together for safer communities.
    Our Commitment : To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

    Our Core Values :

    • Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions.
    • Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other.
    • People's safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all.
    • Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort.
    • Supporting people's success: Corrections is committed to our community - understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities.

    For additional information about the agency, please visit  (see application details)

    • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
    Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
    • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
    • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
    • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
    • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
    • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
    • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
    • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
    We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
    • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
    • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
    • Promote inclusiveness.
    • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
    • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
    DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 
    For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email (see application details)  or call us at (see application details).  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-(see application details).

    More than Just a Paycheck!

    Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

    We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

    Read about our benefits:

    The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.

    Insurance Benefits

    Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.  There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.  Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.  Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.  To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website .

    Retirement and Deferred Compensation

    State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).  New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.  For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site.

    Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).  This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

    Vacation (Annual Leave)

    You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 .

    Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:



    New Year's Day

    January 1

    Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday

    Third Monday in January

    Presidents' Day

    Third Monday in February

    Memorial Day

    Last Monday in May

    Independence Day

    July 4

    Labor Day

    First Monday in September

    Veterans' Day

    November 11

    Thanksgiving Day

    Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after

    Christmas Day

    December 25

    Personal Holiday

    Employee's selection each calendar year

    *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

    Social Security

    All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.

    Sick Leave

    Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 .

    Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.

  • Posting ID: 620914110Posted: 2021-05-07Job Title: Physician Ahcc