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Physician III

Texas Health & Human Services Commission
1901 N Highway 87, Big Spring, TX 79720
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Physician III
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to physician employees, including competitive salaries, educational loan repayment, career advancement, defined benefit pension plan, access to CME, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
The PHYSICIAN III works under the general clinical supervision of the Medical Director or designee. Performs high quality medical services to individuals served. May be required to plan, administer, supervise or instruct a medical care and treatment program. Performs general medicine care and follow-up as appropriate, provides medical consultations and refers to outside resources as required. Performs baseline medical history, physical and neurological examinations on all new admissions during scheduled duty hours sharing completion of resident annual physical exams (not medical histories) with Attending Physician. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must understand that duties, location of work and shift pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Must understand that duties may include exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
May serve as MOD completing all admission assessments. Documents in the patient's record information necessary to provide quality care and meet the standards established by Joint Commission, Medicare, HHSC, and BSSH. Actively participates in medical staff performance improvement initiatives. Maintains licensure necessary to practice as a Physician in the State of Texas. Supports the mission and vision of the facility.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Provides leadership to the multidisciplinary recovery team in the development of recovery plans, evaluation of ongoing care, and discharge planning. Evaluates, diagnoses, prescribes, and supervises treatment using a trauma-informed, person-centered, recovery model of care under the supervision of Psychiatrist.
2. Provides General Medical Care and follow-up as appropriate and refers to outside resources as required; b. Ensures assigned patients receive treatment clinically relevant to condition, impairment, and/or disability; c. Seeks timely consultation from colleagues when diagnostic and treatment issues arise in order to provide the most appropriate care to patients; d. Completes medical history and/or physical for new admissions, annual updates, or based on patients clinical need; e. Administers all services/responsibilities to achieve positive patient outcomes through adequate education of patients and families; Ensures medical record documentation is completed to established policies and is supervised by General Medicine Services Medical Director.
3. Manages acute care including prescribing emergency medications, ordering emergency behavioral interventions, and coordinating consultations and transfers if the person requires acute interventions for non-psychiatric medical conditions.
4. Prepares medical certificates, testifies in commitment hearings.
5. Participates in facility committees as assigned to ensure patients are receiving efficient effective clinical care, such Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Infection Control, and Medical Staff Committee.
6. Participates in mandatory training per HHS policies and procedures, HIPAA policies, state and federal rules and regulations, and hospital accreditation requirements.
7. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
8. Leads and supervises Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in the general medical clinic. Provides appropriate consultation and collaboration with APRNs in order to establish the Prescriptive Authority Agreement and the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners requirement for APRN practice within the state of
Texas.

Requests input from colleagues, when indicated, and demonstrates a cooperative and supportive manner in working with the supervisor, peers, and support staff to facilitate work and information flow.

Performs comprehensive physical assessments and medical history in order to arrive at the most appropriate multi-axial diagnostic impressions and formulations. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies as necessary. Monitors the patient's response to treatment on a continuous basis. Documents all patient encounters related to assessment, rationale for treatment interventions and other related issues in order to outline the course of hospitalization. Frequency of documentation is appropriate to the level of care the individual requires.

Monitors patient's response to treatment on an on-going basis. Reviews diagnostic studies, conducts clinical assessments of abnormal results, and follows up or refers patients as appropriate. Documentation is provided, as appropriate, to the level of care the patient requires. Treatment is consistent with standards of care stablished by The Joint Commission (TJC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), and state hospital policies and procedures.

Oversees the implementation of the hospital infection control plan as required by TJC, this includes monitoring the status of infectious diseases of employees and patients, as well as prevention. Data of immunizations of staff and patients as well as incidents of diseases are monitored and plans for improvement are developed in response to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Acts as a resource for infection control and consultant to general medical physicians.

Actively participates in audits and other performance improvement activities. Provides appropriate input to ensure standards of care are met and acceptable level of patient care is maintained. Assists in developing Plans of Correction for deficiencies identified.

Demonstrates respect, compassion, consideration and responsiveness by practicing in a manner that reflects respect for the patient and family members and is attentive to the needs of other co-workers and their ability to work towards a common goal for the patient.

Provides treatment to state hospital employees injured in the course and scope of employment. Provides initial clinical assessment and basic non-invasive care and stabilization for emergency and non-emergency occupational injuries within the scope of discipline licensure. Provides support to visitors and employees, when indicated, while waiting for transfer to outside facility for assessment and treatment.

Establishes and maintains professional competencies through participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs or activities in order to provide the best level of care to patients as well as maintain state licensure. Provides CME certificates, current licensure and other required documentation for Medical Staff credentialing file.

Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively...

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of APRN scope of practice and understanding of collaborative agreement for APRNs and Physicians
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and treatment appropriate to the age-related needs of patients served
Knowledge of the principles of public health practices
Knowledge of disease management and risk analysis

Skills in the care and treatment of patients, and in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment
Skills in the use of a computer and applicable software
Skills in developing, describing, and communicating medical or public health plans and procedures
Skills in project management, prioritization, and program evaluation
Skills in problem identification, analysis, and resolution
Skills in process facilitation techniques, team building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and strategic planning

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of APRN scope of practice and understanding of collaborative agreement for APRNs and Physicians
Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and treatment appropriate to the age-related needs of patients served
Knowledge of the principles of public health practices
Knowledge of disease management and risk analysis

Skills in the care and treatment of patients, and in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment
Skills in the use of a computer and applicable software
Skills in developing, describing, and communicating medical or public health plans and procedures
Skills in project management, prioritization, and program evaluation
Skills in problem identification, analysis, and resolution
Skills in process facilitation techniques, team building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and strategic planning

Ability to examine, diagnose and treat physical disorders
Ability to interpret laboratory analyses and X-Rays
Ability to direct medical activities
Ability to evaluate the age-specific needs of patients and implement an effective course of treatment in coordination with other disciplines
Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds
Ability to foster partnerships and agreements with individuals and entities on a national, state, and local level
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Applicants must hold an M.D. or D.O., Applicant must have or be able to obtain a Texas medical license and be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited college of medicine with a degree as a medical doctor
Completion of a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Experience in medical, clinical, or public health work

Additional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities.

Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

I-9 documentation is required on the first day of work.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 60U, 60W, 210X, 92, MED10, 44PX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

MOS Code:
no equivalent

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Posting ID: 608971359Posted: 2021-02-25