BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Holiday Pay: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Short Term/Long Term Disability
Identity Theft Protection
Employee Assistance Program and Discount Center
Annual Incentive Bonus
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VitalCore Health Strategies (VCHS), an industry leader in correctional healthcare, has an opening for a Full-Time Medical Director / Physician at Kent County Correctional Facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
At VitalCore we pride ourselves on retaining and acquiring compassionate, ethical individuals who are committed to providing quality services. Join our team and experience first-hand how VitalCore Health Strategies promotes a positive work environment that is based on respect and appreciation of the hard work and dedication of our staff.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR / PHYSICIAN POSITION SUMMARY
The Site Medical Director serves as the responsible Physician and health authority required by national standards. They provide overall supervision for clinical services for the site to ensure appropriate delivery of on and off site necessary medical care.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR / PHYSICIAN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Graduate of an accredited medical school
Fully licensed to practice in the state Michigan
Current DEA Registration
Preferred board certified or board eligible in primary care specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine) with administrative experience in corrections and/or managed healthcare delivery
Must be fluent in English language, including reading, writing, speaking, and understanding.
Must be a supportive team member who contributes to and demonstrates teamwork and team concept.
Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Able to deal tactfully with personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Possess leadership and supervisory ability and be able to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR / PHYSICIAN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Consult with medical providers in the community to resolve issues in delivering services to patients.
Supervise the clinical services provided by the professional and paraprofessional staff.
Ensure and provide on-call services.
Annually review and approve clinical protocols, policies and procedures, and medical disaster plans.
Manage referrals to outside healthcare facilities for appropriateness, quality, and continuity of care.
Sponsor Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in compliance with the state law for correctional facilities.
Serve as a resource to all staff Physicians and applicable clinical staff at the facility(s).
Assist in screening, interviewing, evaluating credentials, and hiring of healthcare providers.
Participate in in-service training classes.
Represent the healthcare program in discussions with local civic groups or visiting officials as requested.
Attend medical, clinical and other meetings, as required.
Complete sick call, chronic care and infirmary care as required.
Document all encounters in patient's medical record.
Ensure all documentation is timed, legible and signed.
Ensure all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned as required.
Adhere to approved formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedure.
Review all non-formulary requests to ensure documentation of pertinent observations and treatment conclusions.
Utilize available in-house resource personnel for treatment and resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site
Provide emergency treatment on-site and respond appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
To redefine benchmarks for the industry utilizing core values, strong partnerships, effective clinical practices, and innovative healthcare strategies.
Ensure competence in proper technique for basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AED use.
Follow evidence base standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures.
We’re people who are fueled by passion, not by profit.
VitalCore Health Strategies (VCHS) has improved and advanced the field of correctional healthcare. We’re people who are fueled by passion, not by profit. At VCHS, we come to work ready to do whatever it takes to care for our patients and better serve our partners by doing the right thing the first time.We’ve gathered the industry’s brightest leaders to help us redefine the way correctional healthcare is delivered. We hire experienced and committed health professionals, then use our knowledge and experience to educate our staff and focus on continuous learning. We care about our employees and one of the ways that is reflected is within our robust benefits package that exceeds industry standards. Our philosophy is to hire the best professionals in the field of correctional health, in addition to competent individuals who are committed to providing quality services; we train all employees to meet our standards of care, and we retain educated and experienced staff. VitalCore’s leadership and clinical teams understand the value of a well-run system. Our patient-first approach ensures safe, high-quality care aimed at optimizing outcomes and mitigating risk. We focus on preventive care, ...outcomes-based behavioral services, evidence-based practice, and medical care that treats the whole patient. We know that preventative medicine leads to healthier patients, fewer risks, and lower costs.We put our expertise and energy where it matters most. We value smart cost management. Our years of boots-on-the-ground experience delivering quality healthcare services in correctional facilities, working with the security side of corrections, and sitting on oversight boards have taught us how to deliver quality healthcare services and manage a lean budget without sacrificing end patient care.