Chief Medical Officer

State of Alaska Department of Corrections   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 4, 2024

The Alaska Department of Corrections is seeking a Chief Medical Officer in Anchorage to provide medical administrative support to the Health Care Administrator in the provision of service to inmates in custody of the Alaska Department of Corrections, and also provides direct medical services.  This position requires Board Eligibility in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.  Board Certification is preferred.  Correctional healthcare experience is preferred but not required.  An unrestricted Alaska Medical license, active unrestricted DEA license for controlled substances is required at time of job commencement.  A criminal background check is mandatory prior to final approval.

The salary for this position starts at $247,000. - $297,000 depending on experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Monday through Friday work schedule.

The state of Alaska is an EOE employer.

The primary responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

Provide utilization review and approval of off-site consultations and assist in ensuring a consistent level of care throughout the system.  An excellent knowledge of standards of care, pharmaceutical formularies, medical ethics, and medical necessity are critical for this position.  Additional duties will included potential assistance with technical aspects of contract negotiations with health care entities (i.e. hospitals, group practices, consultants, etc.), and performance reviews of physicians, dentists, and Health Practitioner II’s (contract or State employees).  Knowledge of risk-management and experience with medical legal issues is highly desirable.  Advice in the updating and development of departmental health care policies and procedures is an important component of this position.