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Per Diem Primary Care Physician - Correctional Health

Effective January 1st, 2016 NYC H + H and PAGNY partner to provide NYC Correctional Health Services.

Correctional Health Services

With approximately 65,000 admissions per year and 10,000 average daily population, the NYC jail system is among the largest in the nation. The Division of Correctional Health Services (CHS) of New York City Health + Hospitals (H + H) is responsible for the delivery of medical care, mental health care and discharge planning in the jail system. CHS is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the criminal-justice involved population and aspires to the highest standards of care, with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community. CHS care includes a comprehensive history and physical at the point of admission, robust screening efforts (HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, TB, etc.) and the management of chronic and acute illness. CHS views incarceration as a crucial opportunity to provide care to an underserved population and improve the population health of the communities to which our patients return. CHS is committed to continuously improving the delivery of care in the security setting, using the system-wide Electronic Health Record as a tool to promote patient safety and population health. CHS has contributed to the literature on medical care in the jail as well as public health concerns related to incarceration and seeks to build on a reputation as a national leader, now integrated into the larger H + H care delivery network. CHS seeks to promote an academic practice environment with ample opportunities for continuous education, clear pathways for career growth and engagement of front line staff in the ongoing process of improving clinical care.  

We are currently seeking Primary Care Physicians for Nights, Weekend, Holiday coverage.

Responsibilities:

Description:

CHS is seeking Full time, Part Time and Per Diem Physicians to join our team at Rikers Island in East Elmhurst, NY as well as sites in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Staff physicians provide primary care to patients in jail based clinics, perform intake evaluation and treatment and provide emergency care with the support of Emergency Medicine physicians.

The healthcare system is a single-payer system that requires no physician time dedicated to billing. No administrative work is expected outside of work hours, promoting career/life balance.

Physicians work as part of a care delivery team with strong administrative support staff, integrated nursing and mental health.

Compensation and benefits are competitive and malpractice is covered.

Qualifications:

Job Requirements:

  • Registration to practice medicine in New York State
  • ACLS Certification and Infection Control Certification
  • Current Federal DEA License
  • BE/BC

This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening.  PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

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