Health services staff provides access to comprehensive medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and mental health services for male and female inmates department-wide. This includes health education, preventative care, and chronic illness clinics at the minimum community standard of health care. The scope of health services includes primary care, emergency care, inpatient hospitalization, and specialty care, as required.
The Department of Corrections is the first state agency ever to apply to the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for its physicians. The Florida Department of Corrections is the largest agency in the State of Florida and the third-largest prison system in the nation.
State of Florida employees enjoy an excellent benefits package. Comprehensive benefits include generous paid vacation and sick leave (approximately 26 days/year), paid holidays (approximately 10 days); low-cost life and health insurance with pre-tax options and reimbursement accounts for dependent day-care and medical expenses; options for dental insurance; group rate disability and auto insurance; employee credit union; employer-paid retirement plan (vested after 6 years); promotional opportunities; deferred compensation plan; CEU allowance and tuition vouchers. The Florida Department of Corrections offers competitive salaries based upon education and experience. In 2005, Florida’s retirement system (FRS) was rated the number one state retirement system in the Nation.
The Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in employment
by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.