California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is seeking a physician with a desire to help shape and enhance the delivery of medical care to clinically complex patients within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations’ (CDCR) correctional institutions. In addition to a CA medical license, you must possess an X-Waiver (or ability to attain within 14 days of hire).
Under the general direction of the Chief Physician, Complex Care, you will:
Support care teams in the evaluation and management of patients with complex, acute, and chronic conditions via clinical consultation and/or facilitation of multidisciplinary forums
Serve as a clinical subject matter expert who develops and updates evidence-based guidelines and tools, continuing medical education activities, and clinical policies and procedures related to providing care to patients with complex needs
Develop programs designed to identify, treat, and monitor complex patient populations
Support statewide quality improvement activities, including developing clinical toolkits to educate and support institution-based providers
Serve as a clinical consultant on clinical projects and perform clinical practice and mortality reviews as needed
Travel to CDCR correctional institutions throughout California
Experience in quality improvement, disease management, program development, and population management in a public health setting and/or MPH is desirable. Additional subspecialty board certification and/or extensive clinical experience in Pain Management, Palliative Care, Addiction Medicine, Geriatrics, or Hospital Medicine is a plus, but not required.
CCHCS also offers a competitive compensation package, including:
Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
State of California retirement that vests in 5 years (visit CalPERS.ca.gov for retirement formulas)
Robust 401(k) and 457(b) savings plans (tax defer up to $45,000 - $60,000 per year)
Paid Insurance, license, and DEA renewal
Paid CME, with paid time off to attend
Dedicated assistance with visa sponsorship
Relocation assistance for those new to state service
This distinctive opportunity is based at CCHCS’ comfortable and modern campus-style headquarters office in Elk Grove, located approximately 15 miles south of Sacramento.
About California Correctional Health Care Services
Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality health care in all adult correctional facilities operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California, California Correctional Health Care Services is seeking dedicated health care professionals to continue this important mission. In return we offer all of the benefits of employment with State of California, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance options; generous paid time off; and retirement options that include a pension and 401(k) and 457 accounts. Plus, with locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find your perfect fit!