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Job Title: PHYSICIAN - INFECTION CONTROL
Hiring Organization: PHS / CHS
Salary Range: Competitive
Closing Date: 10/17/2009
Job Location: New Jersey
Description: Prison Health Services, Inc., (PHS) is the founder of the private managed correctional healthcare field. Since 1978, PHS has delivered value-driven healthcare to literally hundreds of jails, prisons and juvenile facilities across the United States. Employing more than 4,700 healthcare professionals and support staff across the country, we lead the correctional healthcare field in the application of proven managed care principles to ensure high quality, cost-effective healthcare at each of our client facilities. PHS is proud to announce that as of March 19, 2007, we are the first private correctional healthcare company to achieve URAC Health Provider Credentialing Accreditation. PHS is one of only 12 organizations nationwide to have earned this prestigious designation. Job Description PHYSICIAN - INFECTION CONTROL FULL-TIME We are currently have a full-time Infectious Control Physician opportunity available at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, NJ. Put yourself in the mix at Correctional Health Service (CHS) / Prison Health Services (PHS) and you'll share the many rewards of the rapidly expanding field of correctional health care. You were trained to care for people, so here is the chance to experience the greatest benefit of doing just that. We have delivered quality health care to literally hundreds of jails, prisons and juvenile facilities across the United States. CHS/PHS places a high value on team members who help maintain our vision, offering a fulfilling career where you will work in a truly unique & rewarding environment. Correctional medicine has many benefits that are often overlooked by Physicians unfamiliar with this type of medical practice. Medical care in our system works much like it does everywhere else with some differences. Correctional medicine is comprised primarily of internal medicine patients with a public service/community health service flavor. Care competencies include: asthma, hypertension, seizures, diabetes and infectious disease: including TB and HIV. Care provided is somewhat procedure oriented and will include lacerations and wound care, minor procedures and general infectious disease. Inmates tend to have the same kinds of problems related to incarceration no matter where they are locked up. They also bring certain constellations of problems with them, since there is a high concentration of drug users that get into trouble with the law. They bring resultant diseases like liver and kidney disease, sexually transmitted disease and history of traumatic injuries and the results of these conditions. There is a great opportunity for health education and coaching. Physicians working in correctional medicine typically perform histories and physicals, evaluates and treats inmates at the daily sick call, follow up medical call-outs and emergency visits by inmates, performs minor surgical procedures including, but not limited to, suturing lacerations, I & D biopsy of skin lesions, treatment of burns, wound care and debridement, nail removal, local anesthesia administration. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We offer a safe and supportive work environment with competitive compensation and benefits that include: Health, Dental, and Life Insurance 401k Retirement Plan Holiday, Vacation, Sick Leave Long & Short Term Disability Insurance Options Stock Purchase Plan Paid Professional Liability Insurance Continuing medical education reimbursement with paid time off For more information about our Company, visit http://www.prisonhealth.com/. AA/EEO Job Requirements Qualified candidates must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice or Internal Medicine Active unrestricted New Jersey medical license Minimum of two years experience in acute care, medical/surgical and/or critical infection control practice Proficient investigating, identifying and recording data concerning infections Correctional health care or managed care medial experience a plus
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Contact Information: Kathleen Campbell
Verona, New Jersey United States
973-491-5564
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