Physician II: Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may just be the place for you! The SHS is comprised on nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS 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 science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. The Physician II provides medical care of the patients at NTSH. The Physician II works under the clinical supervision of the Physician III and the administrative supervision of the Manager of General Medical Services (GMS). The Physician II mentors and works in collaboration with Advanced Practice Nurses assigned to GMS. The Physician II needs to have strong medical knowledge and can base decisions using sound clinical judgment based on past experiences, current statistical data, evidence based research, and conduct business within their scope of practice while abiding by agency policies and procedures. The Physician II will be responsible for monitoring and reporting GMS activities to the Physician III at their request. The Physician II has no financial responsibility, but is accountable for assigned property. The Physician II will also see employees that have been injured while on duty. 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 policy and performs other duties as assigned. The Physician II will assure that accurate and thorough assessments/examinations/follow-ups are completed on NTSH patients including, but not limited to: History and Physicals on admission and annually; sick call referrals; follow ups from outside appointments or hospitalizations; Infirmary patients; lab monitoring. Documentation of work will be accurate and thorough with justification and rationale of treatment noted. All tasks will follow NTSH/DSHS requirements and fall in line with Joint Commission, CMS, and Medical Staff Bylaws. Prescribes and manages the use of medications and follows Medical Bylaws. Physician II will act as a consultant for other practitioners especially Advance Practices Nurses assigned to GMS. Physician II will consult with the Physician III for guidance on difficult cases. Physician II will complete all required agency trainings and documentation within the agency timeframes. Maintains confidentiality and complies with the ethical standards of the organization and of their discipline. Complies with all NTSH policies and procedures to ensure safety of patients and staff. Physician II will also evaluate patient and employee injuries as they occur. Physician II will work harmoniously with other employees to generate a productive, cohesive, and culturally diverse work environment. Will refrain from discussions that create negativity or hostility. Will create and maintain a positive rapport with and towards patients served. Helps to identify goals and provides/helps to establish resources for patients served. Communicates effectively both verbally and in written language. Considers agency's mission, vision, and values in making decisions and taking actions. Identifies and considers all feasible alternatives before making decision. Other duties as assigned include but 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.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of medical methods, procedures, and trends; of the principles and practices in the development, implementation, and documentation of individualized care and treatment plans; of the principles of public health practices; and of disease management and risk analysis. 2. Skill in the care and treatment of patients; in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment; in the use of a computer and applicable software; in developing, describing, and communicating medical or public health plans and procedures; in the project management, prioritization, and program evaluation; and in problem identification, analysis, and resolution. 3. Ability to examine, diagnose, and treat physical or mental disorders; to interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays; to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current License as a Physician in the state of Texas Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Must have a current license to practice medicine in the state of Texas. 2. Must have experience in treating patients across the life span for medical conditions and preventative health maintenance. 3. Must have experience working with difficult or challenging patients