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Job Title: Corrections (Jail) Physician
Company Name: King County - Public Health
Location: Seattle, WA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/27/2022
Expire Date: 11/27/2022
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician
Job Description
Corrections (Jail) Physician
Jail Health Services, a division of Public Health Seattle & King County, is seeking a Jail Health Physician to join our team!
Jail Health Physicians provide direct patient care to patients detained in the King County adult jail facilities. Other responsibilities include participation in quality improvement / quality assurance programs to support Jail Health Services care goals, medical oversight, consultation, and management of specialized health care programs for Jail Health Services. The jail is a 24/7 locked facility.

About Jail Health Services:
JHS provides needed health and social services to the incarcerated population located in the King County jails King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle, WA and Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent, WA. The primary services we provide include medical, dental, mental health, social and release planning services, treatment of substance use disorders, and pharmaceutical services. We care about the patients we serve and their health outcomes. Our Division includes over 230 employees and a bi-annual budget of over $80 million.

The purpose of JHS is to assure that high-quality health and human services are available to the incarcerated population in the King County adult correctional facilities: the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) in Kent. The JHS vision is Opening doors to healthier, happier lives, and the mission is To assess and stabilize serious health problems for the detained population of the King County Correctional Facility and the Maleng Regional Justice Center with a focus on transition from jail.

Staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, JHS provides a broad range of health care to all individuals booked into the jails. For patients with serious mental health or medical conditions, special housing units (psychiatric and infirmary) along with a higher level of services and medical monitoring are provided. Since the patient population varies both in numbers as well as in acuity of health conditions, staffing is adapted and flexed to meet the constantly changing needs of the population.

JHS staff manage the complex health needs of underserved populations many of whom come to the facility without access to care in the community and with decompensated acute and chronic health conditions.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:

As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.

Job Duties:
Diagnose, manage, educate and counsel inmates on a broad scope of personal health care issues; manage care provided to inmates with complex medical problems. Perform minor surgical procedures, order medications and make referrals for specialty services when necessary.
Provide women's health care services, including gynecologic examination and prenatal care.
Provide care to inmate-patients in medical emergencies, including necessary support to maintain life and stabilize conditions.
Document all medical evaluations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treatment outcomes, referrals and consultations.
Participate in training other staff on clinical and procedural topics and provide technical consultation to other providers and nursing staff.
Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment guidelines and service delivery models.
Work with others within the program to assure compliance with NCCHC standards and subsequent accreditation.
Participate in internal and external committees to maintain appropriate standards of care.
Collaborate with health care team to assure smooth clinic flow.
Participate in rotating call coverage for the medical provider team.
Provide testimony when required in various legal proceedings.
Qualifications & Requirements
Graduation from an accredited medical school, valid license to practice in the State of Washington, a current DEA registration and be Board eligible*/certified in Family Medicine or Emergency Medicine. *Board eligible candidates are required to obtain board certification within two years of hire.
Must have a National Provider Identification (NPI) number prior to credentialing.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained prior to credentialing.
Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required prior to credentialing.
DEA X (DATA-waived) number required prior to clinical assignment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a care team and with a diverse and multi-cultural patient panel.
The candidate must possess a valid Washington State driver's license or have the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.
Applicant must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; applicant must be comfortable with use of electronic health records and be proficient with data entry using a keyboard.
Desired Qualifications:
Lived participatory community experience with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color strongly preferred
Experience working with mid-level practitioners and resident physicians strongly preferred
Proficiency in language other than English preferred
Bicultural preferred
Knowledge of substance use disorders, including treatment of withdrawal syndromes, preferred
Experience in correctional health care environment preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a care team and with a diverse and multi-cultural patient panel.
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Alexis Owens
Company Name: King County - Public Health
Contact Email:alowens@kingcounty.gov
Website:https://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3729270
Company Description:
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
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