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Physician - Department of Corrections

Denver, CO | Contract

Post Date: 10/12/2017 Category: Advanced Practice Position / Certification: Physician Specialty: State / Search: Colorado Pay Rate: Competitive

Description of Job

Current vacancies:  Buena Vista, Canon City, Denver, Limon, Pueblo and Sterling; however we are accepting applications for all locations.  We also have part-time vacancies available in Canon City and Sterling.  The eligibility list created from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies through out the state (Crowley, Buena Vista, Canon City, Delta, Denver, Limon, Pueblo, Rifle, Sterling and Trinidad).  We are currently offering incentive pay for positions in Sterling and Limon (additional $200.00 per month) and housing pay for positions in Buena Vista (additional $300.00 per month).

This position provides routine and emergency medical care, on-call assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of offenders in one or more prison clinical settings. Physicians are responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Conducting medical/physical examinations;
  • Ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests and diagnosing medical conditions;
  • Prescribing medications and treatment;
  • Educating patients about preventive health care;
  • Ensuring minor medical procedures are performed on-site;
  • Accountable for the work product of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.  Accountability involves direct line authority, clinical supervision, consultation, education and other professional development activities relative to their performance.  The position ensures that mid-level provider on-call practices are responsive to medical;
  • Providing medical services to a daily patient caseload including chronic care, sick call, emergencies and routine physicals;
  • Position participates in the monthly "on-call" schedule and may provide on-site assistance to other DOC clinical units and facilities when demonstrated staffing needs arise;
  • Providing instruction, demonstration and training to other health care professionals;
  • Providing medical advice to other organizational units or health care specialties through consultation regarding patients or protocols;
  • Providing advice to management for the development of medical programs, treatment standards and clinical pathways;
  • Position ensures that computer data entry, referrals and consultations, medical reporting, medical co-signature and offender grievance requirements are completed in accordance with DOC Administrative Regulations, policies and procedures, clinical standards, State statute and medical directives;
  • Maintaining problems' lists and M-Code ratings in offenders' health records, identifying, applying and updating housing and work restrictions and obtaining authorization numbers for consultations, diagnostic procedures and surgeries;
  • This position may be required to participate in restraining an offender primarily for medical reasons;
  • Position responsible for attending quarterly medical review board meetings, monthly physician round table meetings and other division meetings.



Applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Colorado as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy and eligible to practice in a state institution (MDLIC).


Applicant must be board eligible (completed residency) or board certified (passed all requirements or exams), by the appropriate board recognized by the American Medical Association, in one of the following specialty areas :

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Preventive Medicine
Provide board certification or proof of board eligibility by attaching to your application or emailing to


Required Competencies:
  • Ability to provide direct patient care to offenders; 
  • Knowledgeable in full-spectrum primary care;
  • Skilled in office-based procedures;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in a complex environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine;
  • Experience providing medical care in a correctional environment;
  • Experience managing chronic medical conditions as a Physician.

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