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Under administrative direction, to manage a coordinated departmental program for medical, psychiatric, nursing, and dental services for inmates in the Department of Corrections' acute care hospitals, other inpatient services and outpatient clinics in the institutions; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
Assists the Deputy Director, Health Care Services Division, by planning, organizing and directing the clinical aspects of the Department's statewide health care delivery system; oversees the operation and management of systems for medical, dental, mental health and clinical support services for both inpatient and outpatient care; sets goals, priorities and supervises the field health care operations and health care employees of the Health Care Services Division located throughout the State; ensures professional standards of care are followed by staff responsible for the delivery of health care in the Department's acute care hospitals, other inpatient service units and outpatient clinics; advises the Deputy Director, the Chief Deputy Director, and the Director in clinical matters concerning health care operations and policies; acts as the final authority on treatment issues and as the Department's medical liaison with the State Personnel Board on employee physical standards and represents the Department on State Personnel Board medical appeals; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Medical Board or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the California Medical Board 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 an administrative or teaching capacity which will have developed an understanding of the management and administration of medical programs and hospital organization.
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; principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition and food service plans in institutions; Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, organize and direct the work of others; manage 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, mental health, and dental activities; effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated leadership, management and administrative ability; willingness to travel throughout the State.
Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well- being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.
Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.