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Assistant Medical Director

at Maricopa County

Pay: $76 to $114/hour
$76 - $114
Posted: 7/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2486151

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Overview

Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) is an industry-leading healthcare organization that provides medical, dental and mental health care to a population of 7,600 inmates, the third largest jail population in the United States. CHS staff members deliver health care services to a medical-underserved population in a supportive work environment. Maricopa County CHS has developed groundbreaking programs to treat patients with opioid use disorder, including treatments with methadone and Vivitrol, as well as a harm reduction program, in which naloxone is offered to all patients with opioid use disorder, prior to release from jail. CHS has also spearheaded initiatives with community partners to ensure a smooth transfer of care to the community after release from jail for seriously mentally ill patients and those with Hepatitis C.
The Correctional Health Services (CHS) Assistant Medical Director works collaboratively with the CHS Medical Director, CHS Director of Nursing, CHS Director of Mental Health and other members of the Correctional Health Leadership Team.  This position provides direct patient care, operational support and supervision of clinical services across all of the clinical sites within Maricopa County Jails. The Assistant Medical Director assures that CHS can fulfill its mission of providing medically necessary, evidence based, integrated health care to patients going through the judicial system.  The Assistant Medical Director has the opportunity to practice medicine in multiple practice environments, including jail Intake, the acute psychiatric unit, women's health, high risk prenatal care, chronic diseases, and office procedures.

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Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications:


  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. medical university, or certified foreign studies equivalency.
  • Completion of an approved U.S. Residency or Fellowship Training Program in a primary care field.
  • Three (3) years of post-residency experience practicing medicine.
Other Requirements:
  • Valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Arizona.
  • Board Certification in a primary care field
  • Current DEA certification
  • Current NPI number
  • CPR certification must be completed during orientation and be able to maintain CPR certification through CHS.
  • Must successfully complete a MCSO-HR fingerprint/background check.
Our Preferred Candidate has:
  • Two (2) years of experience practicing medicine in a correctional facility.
  • Two (2) years of management or supervisory experience.
  • Evidence of increased responsibility in medical and administrative positions in a health care setting culminating in an executive level position.
  • Primary care procedures (joint injections, incision and drainage, skin biopsies, intrauterine device placement, etc.).

Essential Job Tasks

  • Supervises clinical judgment in collaboration with the Medical Director regarding  patient care, including establishing and implementing policies and procedures for clinical aspects of care, monitoring the appropriateness, timeliness, and responsiveness of care and treatment, and reviewing the recommendations made by providers.
  • Works collaboratively with Human Resources and the Medical Director in physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner supervision, performance appraisal, recruitment, and retention.
  • Serves as the Medical Director designee in his/her absence and takes periodic after hours call for the patients in Maricopa County Jail.
  • Evaluates and treats patients during clinic hours as medically necessary including prescription of medications in compliance with CHS Policies and Procedures.
  • Works collaboratively with the Medical Director and Clinical Leadership in identifying educational and training needs throughout Correctional Health and assists in the training and education of the correctional health and MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) staff.
  • Serves as a liaison with MCSO to ensure a cohesive working relationship between CHS and detention. This may include participation in meetings with MCSO on common initiatives and partnerships, as well as responding to concerns or potential areas of improvement.
  • Leads, facilitates, or participates in committees, as determined by the Medical Director, which may include the Clinical Practice Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Education Committee, Policies and Procedures, Quality Management, Forms Committee, Substance Use Initiative, Morbidity and Mortality, CHS-MCSO meeting, Infirmary, MCSO Use of Force, MCSO PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act), or other continuing or ad hoc committees.
Working Conditions:  
Must be able to work inside a jail. The work and social environment will consist of being constantly indoors in a confined area handling multiple or complicated tasks, be accurate, require decision making, be concentrated and vigilant in a teamwork atmosphere handling a high volume of work and time pressures with frequently changing and unscheduled tasks. Will frequently work with interruptions and in close physical proximity with others, requires working overtime or rotating shifts.
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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