CORRECTIONS MEDICAL DIRECTOR
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
direction, provide medical supervision and direction to adult correctional
facility clinics, correctional facility public health programs and staffs;
provide primary medical care in various adult correctional facility clinics;
provide telephone on-call services; and perform other work as required.
class is a physician class with correctional facility or clinic medicine
experience. Incumbents serve as the director for County correctional facility
medical clinics. Incumbents are responsible for the medical quality assurance
and medical management of one or more correctional facility clinics and provide
medical and technical advice to correctional facility medical staff.
as Medical Director of correctional facility medical clinics engaged in
prevention, education, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of complex acute
and chronic medical conditions; provides medical supervision and direction to
staff and contract physicians; develops protocols and standardized procedures;
conducts medical and physical examinations; makes diagnoses and prescribes
medical and rehabilitative treatments; supervises and directs the medical
aspects of treatments; provides night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and
treatment authorizations via the telephone; prescribes medications; provides
medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; acts as physician member of a
multi-disciplinary patient care team; confers with staff and patients regarding
diagnoses and treatments; recommends hospitalization or other indicated
services; makes referrals to specialists as appropriate; plans and prepares
standardized procedures and protocols; conducts in-service training; assures
that medical care meets quality assurance standards; may supervise resident
physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioner students; assures
that quality medical services are provided for patients in County correctional
facilities; confers with mental health staff regarding patents under their
care; reads X-rays, orders laboratory tests and evaluates results; assures that
patients medical charts and records are accurate and meet legal and medical
requirements; may provide medical consultation to private physicians, health
care professionals and community groups on public health matters; prepares
records and reports; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer;
principles and practices of medicine.
medical practices in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
medical practices related to pain management and substance abuse
medical practices related to women’s health issues.
of supervision and training.
and services of local public health agencies.
and regulations governing local public health agencies.
- General functions of the State Department of
- Principles of public health administration.
- Mental health issues in locked facilities.
medical direction to and supervise subordinate staff.
medical diagnosis and treatment.
and review the work of medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis,
treatment and chart documentation.
and prepare protocols and standardized procedures.
and evaluate the work of contract and staff physicians.
effectively with departmental staff, private physicians, patients and
others contacted in the course of work.
in the analysis, evaluation and planning of correctional facility health
clear and concise written and oral reports.
situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
in-service training programs.
State certification to supervise and direct mid-level practitioners.
to input, access and analyze data using a
to use automated formulary, order entry and Electronic Medical Record
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that
would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless
otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would
years of general medical clinic experience as a practicing physician.
Certification by an American Specialty Board in a specialty closely
related to clinical or detention health care services provided by the County of Santa Cruz may be substituted for two years of the required
working in a county jail or state prison medical services unit is highly
- License/Certificate Requirements:
- Possession and maintenance of a valid
Physician’s and Surgeon's Certificate issued by the State of California. If licensed in another state, candidates may
participate in the recruitment and examination process, however
possession of a valid Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate issued by the
State of California is required at the time of appointment.
- Possession and maintenance of a State and/or
Federal narcotic license for administration of narcotics to inmates and
- Possession and maintenance of a valid California class C driver license. If licensed in another
state, candidates may participate in the recruitment process,
however possession of a California class C driver license is required at the time
Investigation: Ability to pass a background investigation,
and fingerprinting is required.
Working Conditions: Exposure to: Odors such as vomitus, feces, urine and
draining abscesses; fumes from cleaning supplies and solvents; and
infections which might cause chronic disease or death.
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: Medical Director – Health
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 61
Workers' Comp Code: 0290