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Physician

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients.
  • Conducts on-site sick call and chronic care clinics, as established by Medical Director.
  • Review and countersigns therapeutic orders and corresponding progress notes of inmates seen by the P. A./ARNP, if applicable, ensuring they are appropriate and effective.
  • Visits the infirmary daily when on-site and records encounters in the patient's progress notes, as applicable.
  • Ensures progress note documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is dated, timed and legible.
  • Responds to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.
  • Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within one business day, if possible.
  • Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedures.
  • Makes pertinent observations and draws logical conclusions, which validate need for non-formulary drug, which is recorded on non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director for approval.
  • Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral, if possible.
  • Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related drug therapy.
  • Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: admission to the infirmary (when available), transfer to emergency room and utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals.
  • Supervises care given by other professional or non-professional personnel providing instructions as needed.
  • Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director for disposition.
  • Utilizes Universal or Standard Precautions at all times.
  • Prescribes a planned regimen of total patient care, which is adequate, problem-oriented and appropriate to the needs of the patient.
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patients' rights to privacy in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals.
  • Provides input into facility mandatory committees such as P&T and Medical Audit Committee as requested by DON and H. S. A.
  • Must maintain privileges as a member of the CCS Medical Staff Organization.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer



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