Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)
The Department of Corrections Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role of Physician 3 for the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) located in Monroe, WA. This is a non-permanent opportunity to provide coverage for approximately eight months, beginning as soon as possible, and with the possibility for ongoing extension.
The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is a 2400 bed male all-custody level facility located 30 miles northeast of Seattle. The complex consists of four units; the original "reformatory", a large mental health inpatient treatment unit, a sex offender treatment unit and a minimum custody unit that also houses community corrections violators, much like a jail. Monroe is considered the hub of medical and psychiatric care for DOC. It is located close to University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. MCC provides care for the sickest and most complicated patients in our system.
We're looking for physicians who are passionate about providing team-based, integrated care to patients with complex and challenging health conditions. Our Physicians work in a multi-disciplinary environment treating many people that are disenfranchised from outside medicine with untreated maladies and unusual pathology's. Physicians at DOC enjoy the satisfaction of practicing medicine while providing a positive compassionate experience for their patients. Our Physicians have no pressure of production-based patient care or insurance billing, and appreciate a good work-life balance.
Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a desirable schedule Day shift Monday - Friday and limited call
Outstanding benefits and pension package
Training and development opportunities
Paid administrative leave for continuing education
Eligible for state and federal loan repayment programs
IMG and J-1 encouraged to apply
Malpractice insurance covered by the State of Washington
The fulfillment of public service
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our health services division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individual under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.
Application assessment will be ongoing, the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov
This position is responsible to direct and supervise a large medical and/or surgical service in the institution by:
- Participating in medical treatment with consulting physicians.
- Performing diagnostic and treatment of diseases and injuries of patients at the institution.
- Working in collaboration with others to ensure staff and resources are in place to provide offenders with appropriate and timely medical services consistent with established standards.
- Creating a work environment that values high ethical standards, emphasizes safe, high quality medical care, nurtures teamwork and encourages activities which lead to continuous improvement.
The successful candidate will have:
An unencumbered license to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
A current DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) registration.
Completed and approved residency program.
Board-certified or board eligible in primary care specialty (family practice, internal medicine) required.
Strong interpersonal skills and experience in directing medical operations.
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to provide education in a manner that enhances one to learn about their disease or chronic condition.
Communicate orally and in writing with a variety of individuals ranging from correctional administrator and staff, health care professionals to patient advocates and other laypersons.
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (360) 407-5742. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.