Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Dalhart, TX, United States
Oct 01, 2021
Position Description Provides advanced professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate patients. Coordinates the delivery of clinical health care within a TDCJ Correctional institution, insuring that the appropriate health care is accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion regardless of segregation status. Renders medical judgment regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to TTUHSC Correctional Health Services Policies and Procedures, TDCJ Policies and Procedures, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards. Works under the general direction of the Regional Medical Director with wide latitude to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Receives general supervision from the Regional Medical Director. Supervises physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Work is performed in a correctional institution with contact with inmates. Deadlines, interruptions, meetings, and travel necessary. Additionally, work requires collaboration with the faculty and staff at TTUHSC. Major/Essential Functions Complies with TDCJ and TTUHSC policies and procedures Supports the Service Plus philosophy of Texas Tech Responds to emergency situations Communicates with Regional Medical Director regarding all medically related issues or problems in a prompt manner. Elicits and records information about a patients medical history Examines patients to determine general physical condition during sick call and general clinic orders or executes various tests, analyses , and diagnostic imaging to provide information on a patient's condition Administers or prescribes appropriate treatments and medications Refers patient to specialty care or other practitioner for specialized treatment Inspects, competes and analyzes medical records , assigns , reviews, and updates medical classifications, and documents all aspects of patient care in medical record Provides supervision and delegation of prescriptive authority to mid-level providers as required Serves in rotation with other providers after-hours and on weekends and holidays to provide patient care Adheres to policies and procedures required by local , stat, and federal agencies This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC: • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments Benefits Offered • Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule • 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents • Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits. • State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years. • State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education • Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees. • And much more. Occasional Duties Other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications +License/Certifications:+ * Current license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. * Current Drug Enforcement Agency and Texas Department of Public Safety controlled substances registration certificates. Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage. EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Jeanne Clery Act The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.