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ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief, Medical Services, Correctional Program, CEA (7530)

ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Chief, Medical Services, Correctional Program, CEA

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: SA20
  • Class Code: 7530
  • Established: 03/10/1945
  • Revised: 12/18/1974
  • Title Changed: 02/01/1957
  • CEA Established: 11/08/1963


Under administrative direction, to plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate the medical programs including psychiatric, nursing, and dental programs of the Department of Corrections or of the Department of the Youth Authority; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Serves as the departmental staff advisor in the formulation of policy and the development and evaluation of a coordinated departmental program of medical, psychiatric, nursing, and dental care of inmates or wards; establishes and directs the maintenance of standards of medical care and hygiene, sanitation, nursing, hospital care and treatment, and diet as they pertain to the well- being of inmates or wards; makes regular surveys and inspections of institutional equipment, diagnostic and treatment methods, and hospital personnel to insure maintenance of high standards of operation; develops, directs, or assists with, and participates in the evaluation of general medical and psychiatric aspects of research projects in the field of rehabilitation; develops and maintains budgetary standards of equipment and staffing of medical and dental units in institutions; assists in the recruitment of professional and ancillary personnel in the medical and dental fields and helps develop personnel standards; develops a system of medical records and medical statistics and works with institutional medical staffs in the maintenance of these records; confers with representatives of the diagnostic clinics and the medical staffs of the institutions on problems relating to medical, psychiatric, and dental care and treatment; confers with national, State, and local officials regarding medical, psychiatric, and dental care and treatment of inmates or wards; recommends rules and regulations governing the activities of the medical program; directs in-service training of medical and hospital staffs; and prepares reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Wide and varied experience in the practice of medicine including experience in administrative or teaching capacity which will have developed an understanding or problems of hospital organization and management and the administration of medical programs.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Hospital administration and management; principles and practices of medicine; principles and practices of surgery; principles of sanitation and public health as applied to correctional facilities; research techniques especially as applied to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of delinquents; principles of personnel management and supervision; principles and practices used in the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases; and principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition and food service plans in institutions.


Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct the work of others; coordinate general medical, psychiatric, nursing, and dental programs and initiate improvements in these programs in correctional facilities; establish and maintain cooperative relations with public and private agencies; develop standards of operations for medical, psychiatric, and dental activities; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; communicate effectively.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated administrative ability; and willingness to travel throughout the State performing work requiring irregular hours.

  Updated: 10/11/2017
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