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Physician 3 - WCC (Shelton, WA)

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/18/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2611889

Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Health Services Division
Washington Corrections Center (WCC)
Shelton, WA

The Department of Corrections Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and attentive individual to take on the progressive, crucial, and fascinating role of Physician for Washington Corrections Center located in Shelton, WA. Merely 30 miles west of  the metropolitan area Olympia. 
We're looking for physicians who are passionate about providing team-based, integrated care to patients with complex and challenging health conditions. Our Physicians work in a multi-disciplinary environment treating many people that are disenfranchised from outside medicine with untreated maladies and unusual pathology's. Physicians at DOC enjoy the satisfaction of practicing medicine while providing a positive compassionate experience for their patients. Our Physicians have no pressure of production-based patient care or insurance billing, and appreciate a good work-life balance.

  • Flexible schedules – No holidays, weekends, or evenings 
  • Comprehensive compensation packages
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid administrative leave for continuing education
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Eligible for state and federal loan repayment programs
  • J-1 encouraged to apply
  • Malpractice insurance covered by the State of Washington
  • The fulfillment of public service
Our mission at the Department of Corrections is to 'improve public safety' and our health services division is committed to helping people live healthier lives. With more than 8,000 employees, we recognize that staff are our greatest asset, and the efforts of our dedicated workforce have garnered national recognition! Whether the work is inside a prison, out in the field, or an administrative office, DOC staff experience a high degree of personal reward knowing their efforts are creating an environment in which individual under our care and supervision can learn to make choices that contribute to safer communities.

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  • Take a leading role in delivery of healthcare services to our patients as well as responsibility for the supervision of advanced practice providers, and nursing staff.
  • Collaborate with consulting physicians regarding care of patients.
  • Appropriately assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of medical conditions including emergency, and chronic situations.
  • Work as a team with others to ensure staff and resources are in place to provide patients with appropriate and timely medical services consistent with established standards.
  • Create a work environment that values high ethical standards, emphasizes safe, high quality medical care, nurtures teamwork and encourages activities which lead to continuous improvement.


The successful candidate will have:

  • An unencumbered license to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or the ability to obtain prior to employment).
  • A current DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) registration. 
  • Completed and approved residency program.
  • Board-certified or board eligible in primary care specialty (family practice, internal medicine) required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in directing medical operations.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to provide education in a manner that enhances one to learn about their disease or chronic condition.
  • Communicate orally and in writing with a variety of individuals ranging from correctional administrator and staff, health care professionals to patient advocates and other laypersons.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.'
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  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 

 For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 407-5742. 

For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.