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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.

Staff Physician Job

Job Number: 74300826146

Location: St Charles, IL

Date Posted: 11-29-2016

Improve your quality of life & their quality of care.

  Practice medicine the way you’ve always wanted – without the hassle of wrestling with insurance companies or spending countless hours at the office or hospital – as a physician with Wexford Health. We’re one of the nation’s leading innovative correctional health care companies, and we give you the opportunity to work in a setting that is unique, challenging and always secure.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Part-time (18 hours per week) Staff Physician to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, IL. 


The site Physician practices medicine at specified Wexford Health medical practice site(s) promoting and providing high-quality medical care.  He/she practices in a manner consistent with his/her clinical privileges as identified and approved during the credentialing process; work collegially and cooperatively with the site medical director, other physicians, physician extenders (e.g., physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc.), dentists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and any other medical professionals working within the medical facilities at the assigned site; and actively participate in discussions regarding the resolution of problems related to quality of care, patient safety issues and patient complaints/grievances arising at the site.  He/she is responsible for maintaining utilization management and clinical practice standards through the application of the organization’s clinical criteria; participate in the development of medical/clinical policies and case consultation to clinical staff, as requested; maintain the highest level of medical quality and service at the site and represent the organization’s clinical philosophy to patients, providers, facility personnel, and the community.



Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.  Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

Job Requirements:

 LICENSING: Medical license in the state of Illinois or ability to obtain


  • Board Certified/Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
  • Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Medical Degree required.


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.
  • Demonstrated experience meeting multiple deadlines.  Must ensure documents are ready for review well in advance of any deadline.
  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects.
  • Must be a "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.


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