Physician II - The Staff Physician at the State Center is responsible for the effective delivery of high quality medical services to individuals with intellectual disabilities served. Work involves direct delivery of clinical practices and monitoring of medical services, participating in treatment team process, advocate for the medical needs of persons serviced, and working with the individual's families, Family Nurse Practitioners, and with consultants and community medical providers in other medical specialty areas. This position reports directly to the Medical Director of the State Supported Living Center and works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. 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. Participates in interdisciplinary planning conference and personal support team meetings for individuals that reside at the State Supported Living Center and provides medical information to parents as appropriate. Performs daily routine sick call clinics for assigned units to include evaluation of illness, injury, and abuse/neglect; rotates on call duties to include nights and weekends. Prepares annual medical reports for the residents with complete assessment and yearly objectives and laboratory analysis. Refer and consult with the admitting physician at the local hospital when necessary. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. 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. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
General knowledge of state supported living center system preferred. Experience in medical work - practicing medicine. Skill to maintain maximum well-being of individuals on campus and in general when hospitalized. Ability to respond to campus medical emergencies as needed and when on-call. Ability to communicate with nurses, direct care staff and interdisciplinary team members. Ability to work in harmony with individuals, employees, peers, family members, and medical/non-medical professions in the community. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be licensed as a medical doctor by the State of Texas. Must have current registration certificates from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety Controlled Substance Board. Must possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI#) as defined by Medicare Part B. Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited college of medicine with a degree as a medical doctor.