$251,244.00 - $282,528.00 Annually
Benton County - Other, WA
Full Time - Permanent
Dept. of Corrections
2020-FMD Physician -CRCC
Facility Medical Director
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)
The Department of Corrections Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and attentive individual to take on the crucial leadership role of Facility Medical Director (FMD) at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) located in Connell, WA. This position consist of a blend of administrative and direct patient care responsibilities. Our health care providers work with incarcerated individuals to provide high quality, non-judgmental care to this vulnerable and underserved population. The Facility Medical Director has oversight of all medical decisions and care at the facility.
Physicians at DOC value the broad scope of practicing medicine while providing direct patient care in a unique setting without the pressure of production based patient care or insurance billing. They appreciate the paid administrative leave for continuing education and work/life balance.
*This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. Duties
- Comprehensive compensation packages which includes 11 Paid Holidays, 14 days Annual Leave, plus 8 hours of sick leave per month
- Eligible for loan repayment programs
- Relocation assistance is available
- J-1 encouraged to apply
- Malpractice and tail coverage is covered by the State
- The fulfillment of public service
The FMD analyzes, directs, and coordinates medical care provided to the patients in a Corrections Center. Collaboratively develops, directs, and supervises implementation and ongoing coordination of a health care delivery system approach to the provision of health care, to include development of a population-based demand management approach with an equal emphasis on prevention.
Maintains positive professional relationships with patients, community medical providers and co-workers using positive problem solving skills. In collaboration with the Health Services Manager , actively leads and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives. Other duties include:
- Takes a leading role in delivery of healthcare services to our patients as well as responsibility for the supervision of advanced practice providers and nursing staff.
- Collaborates in medical treatments with consulting physicians.
- Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
- Performs diagnostic and treatment of diseases and injuries of patients; develops and updates individualized treatment plans for patients with chronic conditions or special needs.
- Works in collaboration with others to ensure staff and resources are in place to provide patients with appropriate and timely medical services consistent with established standards.
- Creates a work environment that values high ethical standards, emphasizes safe, high quality medical care, nurtures teamwork and encourages activities which lead to continuous improvement.
- Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree with completion of an ACGME/ABOM approved residency program.
- Board-certified in primary care specialty (Family Practice or Internal Medicine) Board eligible physician maybe considered with emploment contingent upon achieving board certifications within 24 months of hire date. Board certification must be maintained by employee as a requirement for continued employment.
- Unrestricted unblemished licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
- Unrestricted DEA license with waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Physicians without an active buprenorphine waiver will be considered however continued employment will be contingent upon receipt of waiver within 60 days of hiring date.
- BSL certification
- Possess 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.
- Effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals ranging from correctional administrators and staff, and health care professionals to patient advocates and other laypersons.
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit (see application details) .
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
- 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.
- 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.
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, lifestyle preferences 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.
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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.
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
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday
Third Monday in January
Third Monday in February
Last Monday in May
First Monday in September
Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after
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.
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.
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.