Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Burkeville


The Deamer Group is in search of an Institutional Physician for our Correctional Center client in Virginia. Qualified candidates must submit a resume. Please see the full job description below for details.

Position Summary
The Institutional Physician is one of two physicians who operate the medical practice within the Correctional center and is one of the primary members of the institution’s internal health services multidisciplinary team. The team’s objective is to provide evidenced based health management, education and medical care to the offender population within the facility.

Essential Responsibilities

- Analyze and interpret patients’ medical histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
- Diagnose and treat acute health care problems, such as illnesses, infections, or injuries.
- Recommends diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
- Prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized.
- Prescribes appropriate chemical or mechanical measures to assist offenders to improve behaviors.
- Assists with preparation and modification of the individualized treatment plans and recommends appropriate programs.
- Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients’ individual circumstances.


- 2 years working in a correctional facility environment or public health care setting a plus.
- Active license to practice medicine in Virginia, and board eligible or certified.
- Graduation from an accredited medical college.
- Completion of an approved residency in a primary care specialty, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or similar specialty.
- Extensive knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Comprehensive knowledge of mental illness.
- Comprehensive knowledge of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria.
- Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of practice and interventions appropriate for the assigned population.
- Ability to function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
- Strong communication skills – oral and written.

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