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Company: Staff Today Inc. (STI)
Location: Porterville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Today, a HAN Division, is currently seeking a Physician to work at a facility in Porterville, California. These are registry positions with our company Staff Today.

Pay Rate: $169 / hour

Shift Schedule: Monday through Friday 0730-1600


  • Work under the general direction of the Medical Director. -Under medical supervision, performs assigned medical work in an assigned work location. May supervise and instruct medical personnel engaged in caring for forensic clients
  • The Physician and Surgeon-Safety classification is distinguished from other Physician and Surgeon and the Physician Surgeon classifications by the custody requirements imposed by the criminal nature of the forensic clients residing in the Secure Treatment Programs.
  • Responsible for performing an assigned phase of the medical services and for making professional decisions.


    Reports directly to the Medical Director




    • Must possess and maintain sufficient strength, agility, endurance, and sensory ability to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering their own health and well-being or that of their fellow employees, clients or the public.
    • Potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens, medicinal preparations or other conditions common to a clinical nursing environment.
    • The position provides services within a secure treatment area which requires walking and standing to reach a specific designation. The position requires sitting and use of telephones and computers.


      • Incumbents perform duties with forensic clients in a secured residential treatment setting.
      • Travel is required. May travel to observe clients receiving treatment in another location such as community hospital or similar setting. May travel to court proceedings to testify in support of clinical assessments and/or documentation.
      • This position is designated as Work Week Group (WWG) E. WWG E/SE employees are expected to work as many hours as necessary to complete the work assigned. WWG
      • E/SE employee work schedules may fluctuate at times depending on the nature and amount of work to be performed. In the absence of work requiring irregular or fluctuating hours of work, WWG E/SE employees are expected to maintain a consistent work schedule as directed by the Medical Director.



        • 50% Must possess the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. Must possess the ability to work in a Developmental Center providing diagnostic and treatment services. Provides medical supervision and care to clients such as physical examinations, diagnoses of conditions, prescribes medications, administers medical treatment within the scope of medical staff privileges and professional license. Analyze situations accurately and adopts an effective course of action. Reviews client medical orders as scheduled and renews or changes when necessary. Responds to medical emergencies and provides medical intervention techniques as needed.
        • 20% Documents in a timely manner all medical care given to the client. Prepares progress notes, reports (court commitment, recommitment, etc.) and other medically related correspondence. Completes timely and accurate Medicare billings as appropriate and maintains a Medicare compliance standard of not less than 98% compliance. Knowledgeable with computer and electronic health records.
        • 5% Testifies in court as needed for commitment, recommitment and other legal proceedings as needed.
        • 5% As a member of an Interdisciplinary Team, participates in all aspects of the development of an Individual Habilitation Plan. Routinely communicates with family members and program administrators regarding significant medical issues.
        • 5% Must possess the ability to work extended hours and/or varying shifts to serve the needs of the clients. Works at various sites as needed, including the providing of back up coverage for another physician and surgeon as needed.
        • 5% Must be willing to demonstrate leadership ability in the provision of medical care. Must be sympathetic and have objective understanding of the problems of intellectually disabled individuals who may or may not have been charged with a criminal act. Must display tact, patience, and emotional stability.
        • 5% Must attend facility required training.
        • 5% May perform other duties as requested. TYPICAL TASKS:
        • Examines clients, diagnoses their illness, prescribes, and administers medical treatment
        • Orders laboratory examinations and analyses, x-rays, and special diets. Consults with laboratory or dietary personnel as needed
        • Writes prescriptions and consults with pharmacists as necessary
        • Makes rounds of assigned areas and reviews reports, records, and general progress of clients
        • Consults with, leads, or instructs nurses, technicians, and other personnel for the provision or special training of medical care
        • Attends and participates in IPP Meetings, staff meetings, etc. for the discussion of the surgical, medical, and mental condition of various clients and their final diagnoses and treatment
        • Keeps or supervises the keeping of records and case histories preparing reports and related correspondence.
        • Observes and intervenes in instances of disruptive or assaultive behavior of clients.
        • Assists staff ensuring a secure treatment facility observing for ordinary items that can be used as weapons, observing the facility to identify security breaches that could lead to client escape and observing and intervening in client behavior that may signal an impending escape attempt.
        • Orders rehabilitative therapies
        • Examine, diagnose, and treat physical and elementary mental disorders
        • Interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays and other imaging studies.
        • Direct the work of medical personnel
        • Instruct in the principles and practices of general medicine, surgery, consultations, and medical specialists as needed in difficult to manage cases.
        • Prepare and supervise the preparation of case histories and the keeping of hospital records
        • May be asked to serve as the Acting Medical Director as needed

          If interested, please apply through this job post. You may send a copy of your most recent resume. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Staff Today at 800-928-5561 and ask to speak with Jesus Monday-Friday (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM PST)


Keywords: Staff Today Inc. (STI), Porterville , Physician, Healthcare , Porterville, California

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