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PHYSICIAN POOL

  • 502021
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) provides inpatient psychiatric care to persons with serious mental illness who need long-term behavioral health care. ASH promotes hope and wellness for our patients and creates opportunities to participate in planning, delivering and evaluating services that assist with recovery. Treatment is individualized with goals that focus on education about an illness, instilling hope and improving one's overall quality of life. The Arizona State Hospital has a wide range of positions available, from our direct care staff, Nurses and Behavioral Health Technicians to Social Workers, Rehabilitation Specialist and Security to name a few. The Arizona State Hospital also offers 12 hour shifts for our Direct Care staff as well as some alternative work schedules, flexible hours for non-direct care staff. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Physician POOL

Arizona State Hospital

Job Location:

Address:  501 N. 24th Street  Phoenix, AZ 85008

Posting Details:

Salary: $72,354 - $207,476 

Grade: 01

Job Summary:

The Physician POOL provides diagnostic, therapeutic, and medical treatment procedures within statutory and regulatory provisions for assigned patients, which includes eliciting medical history, performing examinations, and stabilizing/managing medical emergencies. This position is also responsible for the provision of comprehensive health care- both preventative and therapeutic to patients as well as a full range of emergency and crisis intervention.

Job Duties:

− Reviews medical and psychiatric history, interviews patients, makes diagnostic determinations and decisions regarding treatment plans and writes orders/prescriptions.
− Obtains complete and accurate case history, including supportive consultations when necessary and appropriate.
− Reviews and updates clinical treatment plans already in place and modifies as appropriate.
− Performs medical diagnostic examinations and evaluations; orders laboratory or clinical tests to provide further information. Administers and distributes medication to patients according to treatment plan in select cases.
− Provides medical consultations with psychiatric providers and other staff.
− Attends staff meetings relating to patient care or treatment, gives and receives medical information, participating in problem-solving and decision making.
− Keeps treatment records of patient care and ensures they are updated correctly.
− Confers with and advises facility administrators and staff in matters relating to compliance with treatment and health services regulations and progress of patient’s treatment.
− Participates in development of policies, procedures and standards for medical aspects mental health program services and medical care provision of behavioral health inpatient population.
− Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge:
- Nature and causes of illness
- The evaluations and measurement instruments used in the assessment and treatment of illness
- Principles, practices and procedures of area of specialization
- Current developments in the practice of medicine.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skills:
-Providing appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with both acute and chronic conditions.

Ability:
-Communicate effectively through both oral and written methods with good decision-making skills in problem solving and conflict resolution.
-Work in structured environments and establish solid working relationships.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:
- Medical degree from an accredited school of medicine or Osteopathic medicine with completion of an approved internship and 3 years of experience beyond completion of a residency in area of specialty. May work in an institutional or correctional environment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Must possess a doctor's degree from an accredited School of Medicine or approved School of Osteopathic Medicine; completion of an approved Internship; and completion of an approved program as required for board eligibility in the designated specialty OR Two years of experience equivalent to a Physician I. Some assignments a Master's degree in Public health may substitute for the specialty training.

- Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of Arizona granted by the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners or the Arizona State board of Osteopathic Examiners.

- A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.

Driving is required for State Business.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 220-6462. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.