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Date: Dec 11, 2019

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Requisition No: 86041 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70039765 

Salary:  $135,000 - $145,000 

Posting Closing Date: 12/24/2019 


Chief of Medical Services – 70039765

This advertisement is for a SMS position located at the Central Office in the Office of the Secretary/Health Services

Salary Range: $135,000 - $145,000, (Depending on qualifications and experience)



As supervisor, this position communicates with, motivates, provides or coordinates training, evaluates employee’s work, plans and directs the employee’s work, and has authority to hire or recommend the hire, transfer or discipline subordinate employee.


This position reports directly to the Health Services Director and is responsible for providing assistance in the direction and coordination for a comprehensive health care program for inmates of the department.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in planning, developing, and coordinating the implementation of all clinical services for inmates.
  • Serves as an advisor to Health Services Director on clinical issues and works collaboratively with the Clinical Advisor to oversee the delivery of statewide medical services.
  • Provides oversight for the statewide Utilization Management Program.  Reviews daily spot reports, consult requests, hospital length of stay reports and other utilization data in medical records, logs and the Health Services Utilization Management (HSUM) system to ensure clinical staff is following established procedures for outside referrals and care.  Ensures health care is being provided in the most cost effective manner.  Identifies cost improvement initiatives, training needs, etc.  
  • Provides oversight of the Quality Management Program, including continuous quality management and clinical quality management.  Program includes:  mortality review, clinical risk management, credentialing, peer review and health care provider education.  Monitors the quality of clinical services provided through reports, on-site visits, and special studies.  Provides leadership in evaluating the effectiveness of program services.
  • Provides clinical support, consultation, guidance and direction to regional medical executive directors and the hospital executive medical director regarding the care and treatment of inmate patients.  Provides oversight to other DOC medical staff as needed.
  • Assesses clinical needs, and initiates requests for appropriate action to address those needs.
  • Develops standards, directives, procedures and guidelines for health services programs and facilities in order to address medical requirements as well as to meet the facility and care requirements of all pertinent state statutes and federal code.
  • Serves as clinical liaison with Department of Health and County Health Departments and oversees medical issues related to the HIV Pre-Release Planning Program and the 340b Specialty Care Program. Provides oversight of the Infection Control Program.
  • Assists in overall efforts in providing a comprehensive health care program for the department.  Reviews and revises DOC medical policies and procedures, and assists the Director of Health Services in reviewing all OHS policies and procedures.  
  • Assists with legal issues involving patient care and inquiries from family members and other interested parties.  Reviews documentation for inmate medical grievance appeals and conditional medical release requests, and prepares recommendations on the same. May be called upon as an expert witness.
  • Provides clinical supervision of OHS staff and reviews/rates performance standards.


  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This may include strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques.
  • Knowledge of health care standards of practice within a correctional environment.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
  • Knowledge of systems and process involved in the effective delivery of health care services.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of how to find information and identify essential information.
  • Skills in identifying the nature of problems.
  • Skills in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Skills in adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Skills in evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation.
  • Skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do.
  • Ability to review and analyze health care records, prepare reports and render opinions on whether care was provided in accordance with established standards.
  • Ability to identify health care trends, assess risk and make recommendations for appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departmental managers, in particular with FDC legal staff and assigned outside counsel on case preparation.
  • Ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of a potential action.
  • Ability to use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Ability to talk to others to effectively convey information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to look at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy.
  • Ability to travel to visit institutions’ healthcare centers and attend meetings on the Department’s behalf.


  • Licensure as a physician pursuant to Chapter 458 or 459, Florida Statutes
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a clinician, with minimum 3 years clinical supervisory experience


  • Previous correctional health care experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the components and principles of a quality management program preferred

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee