Performs professional medical work conducting mental, physical and neurological examinations of patients in a state facility. Both specialty and non-specialty positions may be available. Diagnoses illnesses; directs nurses, aides and others in the care and treatment of patients. Prescribes drugs and other treatment. Refers patients to other physicians for treatments out of the medical area. May testify as an expert witness as to the mental and physical state of the patient. Work is performed in county health departments, school or correctional infirmaries, and state hospitals (long-term care, psychiatric, acute care, clinics, veterans).
Physicians in the Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion in the Department of Health and Human Resources, designs, conducts and prepares reports on epidemiological studies of communicable diseases, collects and analyzes epidemiological data, develops epidemiological data, develops health education materials, and provides expert consultation in the field of epidemiology. Develops research proposals, grant applications and epidemiological research.
Applicants will be considered for Physician and Physician Specialist positions depending on candidate qualifications and requirements of a specific open position.
Recruiter Contact: Physician and Physician Specialist vacancies may occur at any time in various state facilities. For information about current and expected openings please contact: Ginny Fitzwater 304-356-4819 Ginny.L.Fitzwater@wv.gov for more information. Feel free to contact specific medical facilities to discuss job assignments and hiring plans.
How to Apply: Apply online by clicking Apply above. You may also download our paper application, or you may simply send a resume containing your education, any medical specialty or board certification qualifications, primary work history, and any work location preferences to: WV Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston WV 25305. [ Paper Application MSWord ] [ PDF ]
If you have previously applied online and want to update your application you may submit a revised application after 24 hours. We will use the most recent application. You may also provide the information by regular mail. If you have any questions about the application process, please call (304) 558-3950 x57207.
Requirements for Physician Positions:
Training: Graduation from an regionally accredited American or foreign medical school.
Experience: One year of internship or residency at an American or Canadian hospital for those holding a degree from an American or Canadian medical school. Three years of internship or residency at an American or Canadian hospital for those holding a degree from a foreign medical school.
Special Requirements: Physicians must pass the Federation Licensing Examination, the National Boards or an accepted board examination. Foreign physicians must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates.
Requirements for Physician Specialist Positions:
Training: A temporary or permanent license to practice medicine or osteopathy in West Virginia, PLUS board certification,
OR, a temporary or permanent license to practice medicine or osteopathy in West Virginia and four (4) years of experience in the specialty area.
Verification of license or specialty is not required at time of applications. Verification will be required if you are called for an interview or prior to employment.
Appointments are often made above the minimum depending on applicant qualifications and the needs of the agency. The following base salary ranges apply:
PHYSICIAN $79,632 -$143,580
PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST $91,704 -$164,748
For Psychiatry at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman and Sharpe Hospital:
$140,000 Board Eligible, $154,000 Board Certified
$161,000 Bd Eligible + 4 yrs. Exp., $175,000 Bd Certified + 4 yrs Exp.
State of West Virginia - 15 months ago