The Sheriff's Chief Medical Officer is a key leadership role in the Detentions Medical Services Division, reporting directly to the Sheriff's Medical Services Administrator. The division operates a system of seven detention facilities throughout San Diego County and employs a partnership of staff and contract health professionals to provide medical and mental health services. This managed health care delivery system has a mission of ensuring the delivery of comprehensive health care services, ensuring provision of emergency, acute, and basic medical and mental health to persons in the custody of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.
The Chief Medical Officer oversees, through subordinate staff, all clinical decisions and medical services affecting inmates in Sheriff's custody. As a Chief Medical Officer, you will have significant responsibility for formulating policy and for managing the overall activities concerning patient care in a correctional setting. You will oversee the provisions of medical training and development to ensure professional skills of medical staff are in line with community standards. In this position, you will also serve as the department's representative between professional staff, hospitals and community partners, including the mental health community.
Valid license to practice medicine in the State of California; AND
Valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license; AND
Graduation from an accredited U.S. medical university, or certified foreign studies equivalency; AND
At least three years of medical administrative work in a corrections or hospital setting, which included the emergency department of a hospital, clinic, or other facility, preferably public, providing general medical care and treatment.
Only applications submitted to www.sandiegocounty.gov/hr will be accepted.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: 10% premium for relevant board certification and a 5% premium for relevant sub-specialty certification
Internal Number: 18413206U
About San Diego County Sheriff's Department
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is the chief law enforcement agency in the County of San Diego, covering approximately 4,200 square miles. The Department's 4,318 employees provide general law enforcement, jail and court services, as well as regional investigative support, and technical emergency response. Law enforcement services are provided to an estimated 1,000,000 County residents, including those in nine contract cities. The Sheriff's detention facilities process over 220,000 inmates annually, booking and releasing inmates, ensuring court appearances, and providing necessary daily care for approximately 5,200 inmates.
The mission of the County of San Diego is to provide the residents of San Diego County with superior County services in terms of quality, timeliness, and value in order to improve the region's Quality of Life.