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Physician II – Travis County State Jail

University of Texas Medical Branch

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted July 13, 2021.

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides professional services related to diagnosis and treatment of inmate patients and of employees injured as a result of TDCJ-ID work related activities.

Ensures that appropriate health care in accessible and provided to the inmate population in a timely fashion.

Renders final medical judgement regarding care provided to inmates assigned to the unit according to Health Services Policies and Procedures.

Directs all Health Services activities on the unit and assumes ultimate responsibility for all Health Services employees assigned to the unit.

Works under the general direction of the Regional Physician with extensive latitude for the exercise of initiative and independent judgement.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs complete medical histories and physician examinations; forms clinical impressions based upon findings; orders diagnostic tests, interprets results of laboratory tests and radiological examinations, prescribes medications, and renders treatments appropriate to clinical impressions.Inspects, completes, and analyzes medical records; assigns, reviews, and updates medical classifications; completes admission notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries and makes rounds on patients admitted to infirmaries or regional medical facilities.Refers patients to specialists for consultations, evaluations, and treatments.Serves in rotation with other physicians to provide after-hours and weekend patient care.Directly supervises all physicians and mid level practitioners.Oversees and manages all operations of the unit’s medical department, ensuring compliance with all applicable standards, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and court orders.Adheres to internal controls established for department.Performs related duties as required.
EQUIPMENT:

Standard clinical environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center.

Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Must hold a current license to practice medicine by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Must hold current Drug Enforcement Agency controlled substances registration.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Compensation

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