Chief Medical Officer (PCN 20-7312)

SOA Department Of Corrections


Chief Medical Officer (PCN 20-7312)


$247,000.00 - $297,000.00 Annually


Anchorage, AK

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number





Inmate Health Care

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/3/2024 5:00 PM Alaska


Health and Rehabilitation Services

Position Open To

All Applicants

Bargaining Unit





Job Description



The Alaska Department of Corrections, Division of Health & Rehabilitation Services, is recruiting for a Chief Medical Officer (Physician) based in Anchorage, Alaska.


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What you will be doing:

  • 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.
  • Travels in-state for facility site visits (day trips).
  • Evaluates, diagnoses, and treats illnesses or injuries referred to the physician.
  • Provides clinical supervision of  nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • Shares back up call (phone only) with other state-wide physicians.



Our organization, mission, and culture:  

The Alaska Health and Rehabilitation Services Mission Statement:  To provide timely access to essential care through an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach.  We are committed to a culture of professionalism, quality and safety.


The Department of Corrections (DOC) is constitutionally and statutorily mandated to provide for the health and welfare of offenders committed to the custody of the Alaska DOC.  In an ambulatory care setting, the Division of Health and Rehabilitation Services (HARS) provides essential healthcare in secure facilities that serve sentenced and unsentenced offenders ages 16 and older. HARS also provides infirmary care to offenders who are pre- and post-op or who have medical conditions that require a higher level of care.


HARS Vision Statement: We are committed to the wellbeing of those under the care of the Alaska Department of Corrections.  Individuals will be treated in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner.  We are dedicated to providing essential care and to promoting health and rehabilitation.

The benefits of joining our team:

  • Salary for this position ranges $247,000-$297,000 DOE plus generous benefits.
  • Health benefits and retirement plan.
  • No state income tax.
  • Monday through Friday work week totaling 37.5 hours. Twenty-one paid vacation days.
  • 11 paid State Holidays.
  • Compensation for being on call.
  • Unbeatable location; easy access to work, to shopping, to the performing arts center, or to the surrounding Alaskan wilderness.
  • No hassles of third-party payers.
  • Supportive health care staff.
  • Professional liability coverage.
  • Support for Continuing Medical Education and professional development.
  • Personal subscription to UpToDate and Dragon Speak.
  • Assistance with relocation costs.
  • Bonus incentive may be negotiated for the selected candidate.

The working environment you can expect:
The Alaska Department of Corrections is looking for a real practicing medicine physician to join the Health and Rehabilitation Services based out of the downtown beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. Imagine doing what you love in the heart of Alaska with plenty of time to balance your personal interests with your professional goals.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a Chief Medical Officer who has an interest in working with an underserved population and enjoys working with a team. 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. EHR use daily and computer skills are required. Basic Life Support Certificate and possess an unrestricted DEA number to prescribe Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs.    


Minimum Qualifications

Eligibility to practice medicine in the state of Alaska. 

Additional Required Information

If selected for an interview, the applicant must provide the following:   

  • Current Resume;
  • Transcript from your highest level of education;
  • Copies of any professional licenses or certificates;
  • List of three references including current supervisor and contact information.


  • Driver’s License;
  • Alaska Medical License or able to obtain one;
  • CPR/AED.

The Department of Corrections follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:

  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution;
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of interview, at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Education completed in foreign colleges, universities, or high schools may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution or high school.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience in your Applicant Profile, you must also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full or part-time. Applicant Profiles will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and Minimum Qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

Please be aware – this position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN)/Alaska Corrections Offender Management System (ACOMS).  A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN/ACOMS.  DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice.  Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.

All Department of Corrections employees are required to be fingerprinted. The successful candidate must pass a criminal history check.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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Contact Information

Travis Welch
HARS Director


State of Alaska


PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)


Anchorage, AK

15 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2024-06-03