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In 2012, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) officially recognized correctional medicine as a Medical Specialty. This was the first step in making correctional medicine legitimate within the medical practice community.

Medical Director Job

Job Number: 67517412405

Location: East St Louis, IL

Date Posted: 1-10-2017

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.  At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Locum Medical Director to provide coverage for a 1-3 month assignment at the Southwestern Correctional Center, in East St. Louis, IL.


The Site Medical Director leads and oversees Wexford medical practice at their site(s) in order to ensure and promote high-quality medical care. They are ultimately responsible for all health care provided by Wexford Health Sources and delivered at their site(s). They are responsible for providing leadership in administrative matters, clinical program development, quality management, utilization management and staff education at their site(s) in a manner consistent with the corporate objectives and philosophy of Wexford Health Sources.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Spends the majority of their time with direct patient contact and clinical care.
  2. Works closely with and maintains good relationships with the Regional Medical Director, the Director of Operations, the Regional Administrator, the site Health Care Unit Administrator and the state and county medical authority.
  3. Actively engaged in helping to identify and facilitate the solving of all operational and clinical issues for their site(s).
  4. Actively leads the evaluation and monitoring of chronic illness programs at their site(s).
  5. Actively participates in Facility Quality committees as requested.
  6. Actively leads all Utilization Management (UM) efforts at their site(s).
  7. Ensures that orientation and training of all medical and clinical staff is accomplished at their site(s).
  8. Other duties as required and/or assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.


Licensing: Must have a current state MD license

Certification: Current CPR certification


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school.
  • Interest in obtaining Masters in Medical Management, Masters in Business Administration or equivalent preferred.

Preferred experience:

  • Five (5) years of clinical experience preferred
  • Experience or training in administrative aspect of health care


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