Corr Unit Medical Director

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Abilene, Texas
  • Dec 03, 2022
Administration and Management Public Health

Job Description

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

  • Supports the Service Plus Philosophy of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental safety policies.
  • Directs, coordinates and insures the provision of the medical health care services within an assigned correctional institution; delegates responsibilities and specific duties to the appropriate personnel.
  • Assures the unit’s compliance with standards ACA, TDCJ, TTUHSC directives CMHC Health Services Policies and Procedures, court orders and other applicable rules, regulations, and statues.
  • Performs all duties of a correctional physician as set forth in the current job description.
  • Performs patient care in the RMF, responsible for Daily rounds, intake, discharges, ordering meds, ordering and reviewing Labs and x-rays; Submitting request for specialty care and advanced procedures.
  • Evaluate patients in Specialty Clinic, Holding area and Infirmary PRN.
  • Organize and conduct daily Patient Care Meetings.
  • Close interaction with Unit Administrator.
  • Oversight and supervision of extenders.
  • Responsible for completing charts, death summaries and Grievance Reviews.
  • Member of Regional P&T, Utilization Management, TTUHSC Correctional Managed Care Peer Review, RMF Committees, and statewide committees as assigned.
  • Function as liaison between consultants, transportation and providers at out lying units.
  • Close interaction with Utilization Management with regard to patient specialty care and resource management.
  • Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.
About Managed Care

Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas. We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services. TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care. Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

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
Take care of yourself and your family, Enjoy some of the best benefits in the state of Texas:
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Training provided
  • Continuing education
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Retiree Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Leadership Program
  • State Pension


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.

Optional Attachments

Recommendation/Referral

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 .

Job Address

Abilene, Texas United States View Map