Physician shall perform essentially the same services as those required by any government service Physician of similar experience and in similar duty assignments. Therefore, while specific tasks are outlined as listed below, responsibilities include but are not necessarily inclusive of tasks in which the Physician shall provide.
All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance for all Physicians shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent Physician.
- The Physician shall be a citizen of the United States.
- The Physician shall have a permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Job Responsibilities. The duties include but are not limited to the following:
- The Physician will be responsible for providing in-house medical care for the inmate population.
- The Physician will evaluate, assess, and treat inmates with multiple/complex medical conditions, recommend and perform follow-up care if indicated and perform other duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- The Physician will make a legible note, and perform patient education. Each note must provide sufficient details allowing another medical provider to assume medical care of the patient based on those notes.
- All duties shall be performed in accordance with standards and methods generally accepted within the fiend of medicine, and compliance with all Federal and State policy and regulations.
- The Physician shall adhere to all standards and regulations associated with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and American Correctional Association foundation/Core Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions. Due to JCAHO regulations, as well as FBOP Health Services policies, history and evaluations shall be completed as scheduled.
- Detailed medical record documentation must be maintained.
- The Physician’s performance shall be monitored by the FAC-COR.
- The Physician must have the ability to work with an inmate population from a variety of cultural, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- The Physician will evaluate patients by referral from the Mid-Level Provider, and Nursing staff,
- The Physician will evaluate and recommend/prescribe treatment to the Nursing and Mid-Level staff.
- The Physician will provide legible written reports within five (5) working days after evaluation on all patients referred for evaluations, and will include recommendations for further diagnostic testing and/or treatment. All recommendations will be made to the clinical Director, who will retain professional responsibility for patients referred.
Staffing and Scheduling:
The Physician will provide services 40 hours a week. The Physician will normally work, Monday through Friday (except for Federal holidays), normally between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6 p.m., with two thirty (30) minutes unpaid lunch periods, (if applicable). A session will equal one (1) hours. The days of the week the physician would work would be determined in advance and agreeable to both parties.