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Salary: $18,612.00 - $20,681.00
Posted: 05/01/2013

Job Description:

** Your state application must indicate you are applying for the Physician and Surgeon position 098-213-9283-010.
Please explain your eligibility (i.e. lateral transfer, on a list, etc.).

*****You must have current certification, list, lateral, or reinstatement eligibility to apply for this vacancy.

* Through June 30, 2013, full-time employees’ monthly pay will be reduced by 4.62% in exchange for eight (8) hours of leave.

* Part- time employees shall be subject to the pay reduction on a pro-rated basis consistent with their time base. The salary listed above does not reflect this reduction.

The Physician and Surgeons are under the general direction of the Chief Physician & Surgeon; this position is located in the Central Health Services Building at San Quentin State Prison. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:


Examines diagnosis, prescribes, and administers treatment to inmates; performs minor surgical operations; refers and supervises pre-operative and post-operative cases. Diagnoses cases and prescribes medical and surgical treatment. Attends daily sick call and provides medical care to inmates in the medical clinic setting. Orders diagnostic examinations; and analyzes and interprets results.

Plans, organizes, coordinates and prepares medical operational instructions and pertinent operational procedures. Assists in the recruitment and hiring of medical staff. Assists in the negotiation of contracts with consultants, reviews bills and laboratory procedures in order to monitor the medical budget. Maintains ongoing infection control and hazardous materials programs. Responds to inquiries from inmates, families of inmates, or attorneys. Determines the equipment needs of the physicians and surgeons in the Medical Department.

Supervises medical staff. Develops policies and operational procedures for the Medical Department. Monitors professional and career training for staff members. Helps develop goals and philosophy for the Medical Department.

Coordinates activities of physicians and surgeons in the Department. Schedules on-call medical coverage. Performs performance evaluations for physicians and surgeons.

Monitors quality assurance program. Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies, mandated programs, and other California Department of Corrections requirements.

Performs emergency medical treatment for staff, routine annual and Class B driver license examinations for staff that are required to drive a State vehicle in the performance of their duties. Attends appropriate in-service training and medical staff meetings; maintains continuing education for Physician and Surgeon license; performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Will be On-Call (immediately available by consultation by telephone and available to be in the facility within sixty (60) minutes if requested to do so.) For the Correctional Treatment Center- Mental Health Crisis Bed Unit.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Methods and principles of general medicine and skill in their application; methods and principles of surgery and skill in their application; recent developments in general medicine and surgery; hospital organization and procedure; psychiatric social work, physical therapy, and the various rehabilitation therapies; methods of diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

Ability to:

Examine, diagnose, and treat physical and mental disorders; interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays; direct the work of ancillary medical personnel; instruct in the principles and practices of general medicine and surgery; prepare and supervise the preparation of case histories; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.


Special Personal Characteristics: Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; alertness; keenness of observation; tact; patience; emotional stability; and demonstrated leadership ability.

Interpersonal Skills: Work independently in a team setting.


Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.

Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Benefits information can be found on the Department of Personnel Administration website,, and the CalPERS website, .

In order to apply and be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a completed Standard State Application Form (Std. 678) available at , under “How to Apply.”

All Methods of appointment may be considered. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive will be invited for an interview.

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during this posting.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Physician and Surgeon 095 - 213 - 9263 - 010
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
P.O. BOX 425
415-454-1460 ext. 6305

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