St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH)
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Salary: $240,000 to $280,000
Internal Number: 2023-00175
St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a Medical Director of correctional facility medical clinic engaged in prevention, education, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of complex acute and chronic medical conditions; provides medical supervision and direction to staff and contract physicians; develops protocols and standardized procedures; conducts medical and physical examinations; makes diagnoses and prescribes medical and rehabilitative treatments; supervises and directs the medical aspects of treatments; provides night, weekend, and holiday medical triage and treatment authorizations via the telephone; prescribes medications; provides medical supervision to mid-level practitioners; acts as physician member of a multi-disciplinary patient care team including providing MAT service; confers with staff and patients regarding diagnoses and treatments; recommends hospitalization or other indicated services.
The Medical Director may supervise resident physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioner students; assures that quality medical services are provided for patients in County correctional facilities; confers with mental health staff regarding patents under their care; reads X-rays, orders laboratory tests and evaluates results; assures that patients medical charts and records are accurate and meet legal and medical requirements; may provide medical consultation to private physicians, health care professionals and community groups on public health matters; prepares records and reports; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer; attends/facilitates meetings.
In addition to rewarding work, our organization strives to provide a work-life balance, and a generous benefit package. Benefits include CME allowance, affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Off the first year, 11 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. For detailed information, please visit https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-departments/administration/personnel/benefits/. Typical starting salary range is between $240,000 to $280,000 annually depending on experience (negotiable).
Examples of Duties
Provide medical direction to and supervise subordinate staff.
Perform medical diagnosis and treatment.
Evaluate and review the work of medical practitioners for appropriate diagnosis, treatment and chart documentation.
Plan and prepare protocols and standardized procedures.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Certification by an American Specialty Board in a specialty closely related to clinical or detention health care services preferred and board certification or board eligibility in the state of Missouri. Experience working in a county jail or state prison medical services unit is highly desirable.
About St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH)
The mission of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) is to promote, protect, and improve the health and environment of the community. The department’s vision is that St. Louis County has healthy people, a healthy environment, and equitable communities.
The department believes in:
•Being a public health leader in the community
•Providing equitable access to services and resources
•Being responsive to the changing needs of the community
•Operating in an ethnical, transparent, and fiscally responsible manner
•Serving the community with dignity and respect