The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is committed to providing the youth under our care and supervision with effective, efficient, and high quality rehabilitation and transformative services in support of your vision, mission, and values.
We are looking for a Medical Director who will serve as a Manager to include planning, directing subordinates and interpreting policy; provide support to health services; act as a primary liaison between the Department, other agencies, and the medical community.
Additional duties include:
Interact with secure care administration and staff to coordinate services for youth health care
Assist with writing and updating policies, procedures, and protocols
Participate in formulating a response to communicable disease outbreaks
Hire and supervise medical staff including physician assistants, dental manager, pharmacist and nurse manager
Serves as a subject matter expert for staff on designated topics
Provide consultation to clinical staff on special or challenging medical situations
Serve on a committee in matters of juvenile health issues
Attend, participate in or lead meetings and forums
Assist with grant procurement, grant updates and monitoring, and selection and oversight of consultants; recommend and/or approve procurement of medical equipment, supplies and services
Participate in direct patient services
Provide training for staff in the Academy, the facility and Central Office; serve as a representative of the Department to various medical and public health organizations as is appropriate
Monitor National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and other agencies’ program compliance requirements; monitor credentialing and licensing requirements of staff and work with the state licensing boards
Act as a primary liaison between the Department, other agencies, and the medical community
Serves as health authority, to include monitoring health services in juvenile facility, monitor medication, vaccination, vision, dental, and other areas of health care for juveniles in ADJC’s facility
Perform continuous quality improvement duties: such as monthly statistical data reviews, trend analysis, outcome monitoring, and audits; prepare statistical reports
Performs other duties as assigned as related to the position
Team building and leading
Coordination and the provision of services
Principles, skills and techniques of supervision and management
Comprehensive knowledge of goals and methods of current health treatment programs, techniques, and procedures
Staffing and training needs of current health programs and present trends and currents in the field of health
Advanced knowledge of use of statistical and measurement concepts and instruments
Clinical report writing
Principles, techniques, and practices of general medicine
Methods and techniques employed in the administration of a medical program
Test screening, administration and evaluation, program development and implementation
Use of computer technology and software that facilitates communication and reporting
Quality assurance monitoring, developing and conducting research, data collection and statistical analysis
Decision making and clinical judgement
Problem solving, critical thinking, individual and group dynamics
Staff development and training
Management of multi-disciplinary terms and staff supervision, evaluation, and team building
Evaluate and coordinate the activities of a state agency for a maximum effectiveness
Identify and use resources for the information and trouble shooting
Use and extrapolate data for the purpose of program development and planning
Relieved and assure high quality clinical services through the work of others
Organize and direct training
Communicate knowledge to others
Coordinate the activities of a large group of professional and pre-professional personnel
Engage in diagnostic and therapeutic functions
Working as a team
Provide cohesion, leadership and administrative competence to a health treatment team or team area
Assess the well-being of supervisees, youth consumers and self
Direct the work of the medical, professional and technical staff in a state agency for maximum effectiveness
Develop and maintain good working relationships with professional staff, local officials and the general public
Exhibit respect, responsibility, and positive communication and contribute to the safe environment of ADJC
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTORS
Requires possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued drivers license Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)
Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation and drug test.
Experience in a correctional setting and two (2) years medical experience working with juveniles and/or a minimum of three (3) years working in the public in a position of supervision and/or a graduate management degree or Masters of Public Health (MPH) preferred.
A medical degree from an accredited university program and a professional license valid in the State of Arizona is required.
- 21 paid vacation days per year - Medical, dental, life, disability insurance plans
- 12 sick leave days per year - Deferred compensation plan
- 10 paid holidays per year - Retirement system
- Tuition Assistance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (A.S.R.S.).
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Office at (602) 364-1023. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Internal Number: TA #47864
About Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is responsible for youth adjudicated as delinquent and committed to its jurisdiction by the county juvenile courts. ADJC is accountable to the citizens of Arizona for the promotion of public safety through the management of the state's secure juvenile correctional facility and the provision of supervision and a continuum of services to juvenile offenders in their juvenile facility and in their communities. Arizona law requires that ADJC accomplish its mission by providing supervision, rehabilitation, treatment and education to the youth committed to its care.