Part Time Orthopedic Physician

Location: Camden, NJ

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Our client services correctional facilities, jails, prisons and detention centers of every size and scale.

Part Time Orthopedic Physician for Corrections

Overview

Responsible for diagnosing and treating inmate/patients’ conditions related to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and skins 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the assigned facility at the designated time to examine referred patients
  • Examines or supervises the examination and diagnostic testing of patients
  • Makes diagnoses and recommends surgery or other treatments
  • Performs non-invasive procedures
  • Creates postoperative care plans and recommends lifestyle involving diet, exercises and other matters
  • Consults with medical providers in the community to resolve issues in the delivering services to inmates
  • Assumes the role of primary care physician with the coordination of on and off site care needs
  • Supervises the clinical services clinical services provided my the professional and paraprofessional staff
  • When appropriate, utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral
  • Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations
  • Maintains proper certification for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual judgment and actions
  • Utilizes standard precautions when providing any invasive procedures for diagnostic or routine studies or handling specimens
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects the patient’s right to privacy, in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals
  • Abides by the security regulations of the facility
  • Notifies the Administrator of changes in scheduled coverage and assists in arrangement for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time.
  • Annually reviews and approves clinical protocols, clinical policies, procedures and medical disaster plan
  • Assists with the development of medical audit criteria
  • Serves as discussion leader for selected –service training classes
  • Represents the health care program in discussion with local civic groups or visiting officials
  • Monitors referrals to outside health care facilities for appropriateness, quality and continuity of care
  • Monitors non-formulary medication utilization at the assigned  facility
  • Is available for the resolution of administrative/medical issues.
  • Assists in the screening, interviewing and evaluating the credentials of health care providers
  • Ensures that all physician documentation is dates, timed, legible, problem oriented and signed.  
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