Orthopedist - Part Time Essex County 12 hours a week flexible hours

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2020 8:14 PM)
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Responsible for diagnosing and treating inmate/patients’ conditions related to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and skins 


  • Reports to the assigned facility at the designated time to examine referred patients
  • Examines or supervises the examination and diagnostic testing of patients
  • Makes diagnoses and recommends surgery or other treatments
  • Performs non-invasive procedures
  • Creates postoperative care plans and recommends lifestyle involving diet, exercises and other matters
  • Consults with medical providers in the community to resolve issues in the delivering services to inmates
  • Assumes the role of primary care physician with the coordination of on and off site care needs
  • Supervises the clinical services clinical services provided my the professional and paraprofessional staff
  • When appropriate, utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral
  • Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations
  • Maintains proper certification for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual judgment and actions
  • Utilizes standard precautions when providing any invasive procedures for diagnostic or routine studies or handling specimens
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects the patient’s right to privacy, in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals
  • Abides by the security regulations of the facility
  • Notifies the Administrator of changes in scheduled coverage and assists in arrangement for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time.
  • Annually reviews and approves clinical protocols, clinical policies, procedures and medical disaster plan
  • Assists with the development of medical audit criteria
  • Serves as discussion leader for selected –service training classes
  • Represents the health care program in discussion with local civic groups or visiting officials
  • Monitors referrals to outside health care facilities for appropriateness, quality and continuity of care
  • Monitors non-formulary medication utilization at the assigned  facility
  • Is available for the resolution of administrative/medical issues.
  • Assists in the screening, interviewing and evaluating the credentials of health care providers
  • Ensures that all physician documentation is dates, timed, legible, problem oriented and signed.           
  • All other duties as assigned


Must possess a degree in medicine (M.D./D.O.) from an accredited medical school with a specialty in Orthopedics.  Must be licensed to perform medicine and must be CDS certified




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




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